COVID-19 Update & Resources

We hope you and your families are staying well during the current COVID19 public health emergency. We know that uncertainty about work, finances, and the health of you and your loved ones can create a very stressful situation, even when they happen one thing at a time. Today, and probably for many more to come, we are all facing these issues together, at the same time as our friends, family, and neighbours.
SNP is working hard to ensure that you and your families continue to receive support and access to resources, even though our doors are currently closed. Please fill out the Food Assistance Form and one of Family Support team will follow up. You can also call us at 250-360-1148 to leave message or contact us via email at ed@snplace.org or admin@snplace.org and we will ensure you get connected with the right person.
We’re sharing resources and updates here, as well as on on facebook, and instagram.

BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program

Renters who have lost income due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $500 per month for April, May and June 2020 to help offset rent. To apply, visit: https://bctrs.bchousing.org/ Tenant Eligibility (from the BC Housing Website) https://www.bchousing.org/BCTRS Households need to meet each of the following criteria to qualify for the BC Temporary Rental…

Food Assistance

We have reached our maximum capacity for offering food assistance at this time. Please contact us if you need to be connected to supports and resources: admin@snplace.org or 250-360-1148. You may be eligible for meals from the Red Cedar Cafe, which is a not-for-profit food delivery and take-out service, run on a 100% volunteer basis…

Federal Government Supports for Those Impacted by COVID-19

The Government of Canada is rolling out some supports and benefits for individuals and business. These include: New EI Benefit for those who don’t qualify for ‘regular’ employment insurance. Read more Increase to child benefit amount and a one-time bump up to GST in May 2020. Individual tax filing deadline has been extended to June…

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has greatly impacted our day-to-day lives, and there is no doubt children are aware of this. It can feel challenging to know how to talk to children about what’s going on, so here are a few resources to help with that. The Greater Victoria School District has put together a special edition…

About Our Organization

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About Us

As an agency, SNP delivers a wide range of programming aimed at helping families access resources and supports they feel they need, in a barrier free environment and within their own neighbourhoods.

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Our Programs

Programs ranging from parenting classes to cooking classes, drop in support sessions, prenatal discussion groups, postpartum groups, drop-in playgroups and kindergym are offered weekly.

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From volunteering with one of our many programs, joining our team as an employee, to supporting us by donating, there are many ways to get involved with SNP.

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What We Offer

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Early Childhood

From our Full o’Beans Preschool, childminding for our programs, to the various drop-ins, we provide a space for children and at times their caregivers to play in a safe and supportive environment.
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Family Support

Family Development Workers offer support and access to resources for families and youth. We work with families and or youth on an individual basis to build success and promote strengths.
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Food Security

Our Food Security programs provide families with access to a variety of useful at-home skills, as well as resources.

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Parent Education

SNP offers a variety of parenting programs geared towards supporting parents to gain skills and confidence, while also nurturing and connecting with their children and babies.
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Youth Programs

Our Family Support staff have experience working with youth (aged 11 to 18) who may be facing various challenges or mental health issues.
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Young Parent Support Network

Young Parents Support Network (YPSN) is a small, non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower young parent families.

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Testimonials

“The [Full o Beans Preschool] teachers are all so friendly and easy to talk to.”

“I loved how much I saw [my child] grow and develop socially and physically [at Full o Beans Preschool].”

“I love having a place to go where I feel welcome, and where I can meet people who are doing what I’m doing (raising young children) and have similar challenges.”

“I had fun learning the new recipes. […] The food was so delicious, my husband said the spaghetti sauce was the best he’s ever had! […] Guacamole was very tasty, and oh the cake so yummy, and cake isn’t my favourite thing. So to say the least all were a big success in my book.”

“Almost every time I come to the family drop-in, I learn something new about my child or about parenting. It’s great to have people to talk to and bounce ideas off.”

“I love [Dad’s Drop-in], my kids get to play while I talk with other dads.”

“The food we made [in Community Kitchen] was delicious. I have never had my children eat vegetables, they loved them! I love the new recipes that are given in the kitchen.

“Since finding SNP and the drop-in, I feel more connected to my neighbourhood and less isolated”

Our Partners

The Hamber Foundation
United Way of Greater Victoria
Telus
BC Gaming
Island Health
Children’s Health Foundation
Ministry Of Child & Family Development
ColdStar
Victoria Foundation
Good Food Box
The Mustard Seed
Food Share Network
BCPOP
Alexandra Foundation
Save On Foods
TransCareBC
Municipality Of Saanich
Public Health Agency Of Canada