Programs

Games and Tools

Media Awareness Network
The Media Awareness Network (MNet) is home to one of the world's most comprehensive collections of media literacy and digital literacy resources.
visit website: http://mediasmarts.ca/

SEDI
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a charitable nonprofit organization whose aim is to reduce poverty by

Programs for Preschool Children

StrongStart BC
This is a drop-in early learning program for preschool-aged children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A qualified early childhood educator leads activities, including stories, music, and arts, to help children grow linguistically, emotionally and socially, and become comfortable in a school-like setting.
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Sooke Stories Across the Ages

This is a new initiative that arose out of some ‘bright ideas’ of a range of local people. Across youth leadership, literacy, community services and seniors’ residential care, we have come together to work on a project for the benefit of youth, seniors and the whole community.

The project is basically designed around youth engaging with seniors at Ayre Manor. In the initial stages we hope that their relationships will develop around reading to the residents, and in

Programs for Youth

One Stop Shop - Youth Services
Youth Health Services: Free Youth Health Clinic. Youth Fitness Services: $5 drop-in (youth aged 15 to 25). Youth Job Services: Free assistance for all your job search needs.
visit website: www.sookeyouth.ca

Location: Worklink/ Odyssey Gym/ Harbour Family Clinic
Address: 6625 Sooke Rd.
Dates:

Learning Links for Youth

Get Smart About Money     
Excellent cartoon clips that teach teens about credit cards and the difference between consumption and wealth building have been released by the investor education fund, a unit of the Ontario Securities Commission.
visit website: www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca

Teen Reading Club
This

Learning Links for Adults

West Coast Reader  
West coast reader is a newspaper for adults who are improving their english reading skills. The newspaper is published from september to june.
visit website: www.thewestcoastreader.com/

Learning Resources    
Learning resources is designed to help adults improve basic skills like reading

Programs for Parents and Caregivers

Parent Tot Drop-in
Has your child outgrown Baby Talk? Parent Top Drop-in is an opportunity for your child's socialization and exploration. Watch your child learn and grown. Structured play experiences, art, and circle time are all included in this program. Snack provided.
visit website: www.sfrs.ca/parent---child-drop-in-programs.html

Programs for Seniors

Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre
visit website: http://www.sookeregionresources.com/sooke-senior-drop-centre-society

Location: Sooke Senior Centre
Address: 6689 Sooke Rd.
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am - 1:00pm
Audience: Seniors
Cost:

Resources for Job Seekers

Career Planning
visit website: http://www.worklink.bc.ca/career-planning/

Location: Worklink
Address: 6625 Sooke Rd.
Dates: Offered monthly
Audience: All ages
Cost: FREE
Contact: 250-642-3685

Start Program

Port Renfrew Reading Club

The Port Renfrew Reading Club is a way to celebrate and reward the reading kids and parents are doing and encourage them to keep going! The Reading Club rewards every reading session for every child! For children under the age of 6, the Club rewards the reading that is being done with a parent/guardian/babysitter/older brother and sister!

Age Group: Under 6 years old
Length: 15 minutes of reading
Type of reading: Adult/