About Us

Saanich Neighbourhood Place (SNP) is a registered charitable organization located in Saanich BC. We provide families, children and youth with programs and resources to support learning, health, and wellness. 

Visit one of our accessible, inclusive locations: Pearkes Rec. Centre, Royal Oak Neighbourhood House, and Broadview United.  * Note: all locations are currently offering modified programming due to the pandemic response. Please call or check our calendar for updated information.

 

 


 

The development of SNP was a ‘grass roots’ phenomenon, created when concerned citizens and parents recognized the need for programs and services specifically for young families. Working with Saanich Recreation, Saanich Kiwanis and Capital Families Association, this group was able to gain support for the creation of a neighbourhood house in the Western Saanich area.

Originally opened in January 1993 as “Western Saanich Community Place” in the upstairs lounge of Pearkes Recreation Centre, Saanich Neighbourhood Place was officially registered as an independent organization in 1997. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Program funding comes from all levels of government, community foundations, donors and earned revenues.

 


 

A wide range of programs are offered, and fall into three main categories:

Family Development: Programs include parent/caregiver educational and support programs, individual support and outreach, youth programming, LGTBQ+ programming, food security and cooking programs, and online program options.

Early Childhood Development: Drop-in and registered playgroups offer quality play experiences, mentoring and support for parents/caregivers, and access to resources.

Licensed Childcare: Full o’Beans Preschool offers part-time am programs for 3-5 year olds. Full o’Beans Full-time and Beansprouts Infant and Toddler Care (opening in mid 2021) will offer 49 new childcare spaces for children 0-5 years of age.

 

Our Vision

  • Established in 1993, Saanich Neighbourhood Place is a non-judgmental center that supports the well being of families and individuals while recognizing the diverse nature and needs of our community.

Our Mission

To establish, maintain and conduct a center providing quality family programs, including education, care and guidance of children and caregivers.

To provide opportunities for parent education and support through family participation in the activities, services and programs of Saanich Neighbourhood Place.

To develop and foster good working relationships with a variety of agencies and community groups in the region in order to effectively deliver and enhance Saanich Neighbourhood Place.

Our Philosophy

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, respectful, and supportive atmosphere in which to develop and grow.

We believe that everyone has the right to access services, programs, and resources within their own community.

We respect the skills, reserves, and knowledge that each individual brings to their community.