Sooke Shelter Society was incorporated in August, 2018. Sooke Shelter is a grassroots charity working together to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower-income, to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke, BC.
We believe that safe, decent, affordable housing benefits the entire community – economically, socially, and environmentally.
Through advocacy, we raise awareness of the critical value of stable, affordable housing to people’s education, employment, health, and overall wellbeing.
Hope Centre is a joint venture between the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island (SSVP) and the M’akola Group of Societies (M’akola). It came about when the groups identified a need in Sooke to provide affordable housing for aboriginal and non-aboriginal homeless singles (both men and women), including provisions for youth.
Housing and services for those experiencing homelessness in the Capital Region are primarily focused in downtown Victoria. There is great demand in Sooke for affordable housing – especially for youth who have few local resources or supports.
Imagine an innovative elder culture that approaches looming issues in sustainability and health care in an entirely new way. Our aim is to provide the mutual support to flourish, living in an optimal range of human functioning for the rest of our lives. Canadian Senior Cohousing combines the well-established international model of senior cohousing with new ideas for active aging here in Canada.
Ayre Manor, a place to meet old friends and make new ones. Now is a time to relax in comfort and safety and enjoy what each day at Ayre Manor offers: fun, companionship and independence in a truly supportive environment. Enjoy life to its fullest!
Ayre Manor offers three types of affordable and comfortable seniors’ housing: independent living, assisted living and complex care. For more information check out our website.
Values: CW4WAfghan members believe that individuals, as global citizens, working in solidarity and with integrity of purpose and action, can affect positive change in the world through education and the promotion of social justice and human rights.
Mission: Canadians taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, towards improving conditions of human rights, ending women's oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.
Katherine Paxton Counselling Services offers counselling and some behavior support services for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and families who have a member on the autism spectrum. Outreach in-home services to the Sooke area are offered at no extra cost. The initial hour consultation is free. Services are approved for provincial autism funding.
In the SENĆOŦEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.