Events & Learning Opportunities

Sooke/West Shore Community of Practice

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Military Family Resource Centre (2610 Rosebank Rd, Colwood, BC)

You’re Invited! If you’re a health/social service provider working directly with children, youth and/or families across the Sooke/Westshore region, you’re invited to join a Community of Practice focused on supporting you in the important work you do.

Not yet signed up and want to join the COP?   Sign up here – or read more here.

Youth Health in Our Community

February 28, 2024
By Invitation Only

The results from the 2023 BC Adolescent Health Survey (AHS) are in.

Our youth have something to say … and on February 28, 2024, youth and senior leaders from the Sooke School District, together with Annie Smith (Executive Director, McCreary Centre Society), Dr. Murray Fyfe, Medical Health Officer, Island Health, and other community leaders committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of young people across the Sooke-West Shore region, will be coming together for an important briefing on the state of Youth Health in Our Community.

During the 22/23 school year, a representative sample of Grade 7-12 students in the Sooke School District (SD62) participated in the BC Adolescent Health Survey (AHS), a province wide survey administered in 59 school districts across BC and led by McCreary Centre Society – a world leader in youth-related research and engagement. For more about AHS and McCreary Centre Society visit or check out this short video.

Please message us for more information.


Non-Violent Crisis Intervention ™ Training

Several Sessions Available Over the Coming Months

Many Village Initiative network organizations have expressed interest in having staff trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention™ to help support staff in defusing difficult situations. With the support of United Way, our network has invested in TVI affiliated NVCI Trainers and are pleased to offer several training sessions in the coming months (available training dates – February to October – may be found in Section 6 of the Application for Registration form).

If you are interested in having staff trained from your organization (and it’s a member of the TVI network), please complete and return the Application for Registration form to Nicola MacKay.

Questions?  For more information, please reach out to Nicola MacKay.