United Way's Better at Home program helps BC' older adults continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical home support services. Its unique seniors planning for seniors' approach means older adults contribute to the design, operation and evaluation of their local program. If you are a senior 65 or older living in our community you are eligible for this program. Seniors who receive Better at Home services will pay a fee based on their income. Some services are free of charge.
Services provided by Sooke Region Better at Home include:
Amber Academy is a non-profit organisation in Sooke, BC with a focus to create healthier and higher qualities of life for youth by empowering them through the fine arts.
Not every child is an extrovert, but all children are creative in their own way. Amber Academy offers a variety of classes in visuals arts as well as stage arts and more. Throughout the year, students from each of our classes will collaborate together with the goal of creating multiple performances - including a musical theatre production almost entirely driven by the students themselves!
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue is a team of unpaid professionals who respond to land-based search and rescue emergencies within the Juan de Fuca electoral area including all inland waters. JdF SAR is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and provide an emergency response.
The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society was formed as a result of a symposium on salmon organized by the Sooke Region Historical Society in September 2002 which was held at Edward Milne Community School. Many presenters from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds of experience made contributions to the two-day program, titled SALMON: PAST–PRESENT-FUTURE.
The Sooke Strings Orchestra is open to students in both middle school and high school. Our emphasis is on instrument technique and ensemble skills, with students participating in large ensemble rehearsals and instrument sectionals.
Harmony Project Sooke is a non-profit society that provides musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke area.
Modelled on the award-winning Harmony Project in Los Angeles, the project in Sooke was launched in 2016 to promote the development of healthy youth and vibrant community through musical education and ensemble participation.
The Sooke Youth Council is a group of young people aged 13-21, facilitating new opportunities for youth to be leaders in grassroots community action and regional decision-making in Sooke. Its mission is to improve the perception and outlook of Sooke through youth engagement in positive progress. Its objectives are to initiate and organize a host of new events and initiatives, such as concerts and monthly film nights.
Dementia is a general term that refers to a variety of brain disorders. Physical changes in the brain cause dementia. First Link® dementia support connects people with dementia and their care partners to support services, education and information at any stage of the journey. Some of our services are offered within the Sooke Region.