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.