Past Successes



Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Abuse Local Action Team (2016-2017)
Two SRCHN members initiated and chaired  this Local Action Team in Sooke and the West Shore, where parents could get guidance for their children's mental health issues. SRCHN also participated at the table.
CASA Community Garden Rehabilitation (2016-2017)
Thanks to funds from the District of Sooke through their community grants, SRCHN was able to rehabilitate the community garden nestled behind the Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre. This garden is open to the general public and has been used by the community since 2005.
Sooke Region Resources Website (2016)
The Sooke Region Resources site is designed to be a comprehensive inventory of programs, services and information for the communities from Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew.  The site links community members, both new and longstanding, with the information they need, whether it be recreation & leisure, employment & education, or health care & social services.​

Seniors Managing at Home Study (2015-2016) 

Reporting on the needs of regional seniors through individual interviews and focus groups in order to promote programs to fill service gaps.

Age-Friendly Designation for the District of Sooke (2015)
The Province and BC Healthy Communities recognized the District of Sooke as a community that has demonstrated incredible commitment to supporting older residents to remain healthy and active in their communities. 
Sooke Region Volunteer Centre (SRVC) Establishment (2014) 
The Sooke Region is a Volunteer Capital in Canada and actively links people and opportunities. The Volunteer Centre promotes volunteerism, connects volunteers with volunteer opportunities and assists socieities in capacity building.

Sooke Food CHI (2009)

The FoodCHI started as a committee under our organisation when it was known as Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI). It is rooted in viable local production, historical and First Nations’ knowledge and environmental stewardship. Concerned individuals, producers and consumers have joined together to foster the knowledge of growing food.

Sooke Youth and Adult Navigator Project (2005)

Our rural BC community engaged in an innovative action research project to improve access to mental health and addiction (MHA) services for citizens and increase connections and communication between primary care, community-based providers, and the formal mental health service system. Developed by a community-based steering committee, our Navigator model is aimed at anyone with mental health and addictions issues seeking help in our region. The model includes the following services: timely needs assessment, collaborative assistance with need-based care planning, appropriate information, referral, and linkage facilitation. 

Regional Transportation Review