Lighting the way
for 50 years.

Who We Are

Initiated in 1974 by a small group of volunteers, Beacon started as the Citizens’ Advisory Committee with the mission to address social issues in Saanich Peninsula communities. Throughout the years, we have created a network that promotes the well-being of individuals and families with compassion and support.

Our 2023 Impact


Adults and youth found work through employment services


Children registered in our licensed childcare programs


Meals served by the SHOAL Centre’s More Than Meals

How You Can Help

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering with Beacon fosters community, empathy and growth. It enriches many lives, creates connections and addresses societal needs, embodying the spirit of compassion and service.

Ways to Give

Donating to Beacon cultivates generosity, supports our programs and services and empowers change. It uplifts communities, provides essential resources and promotes a sense of collective responsibility.

Thrift Store Donations

Giving to a Beacon Thrift Shop aids our local programs, assists individuals in need and promotes community well-being. It’s sustainable and impactful, and it fosters social support.

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I could never articulate how much I appreciate what Beacon has given me and the positive and at times, desperately needed service. Thank you so much for all of your time and help. It really makes a world of difference!”

Client, Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

Land Acknowledgement

Beacon Community Services respectfully acknowledges that we live, work and serve on the traditional and unceded territories of many Indigenous Nations, including the W̱SÁNEĆ people and the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Beacon Community Services’ longstanding commitment to those we serve, including our staff and volunteers, is to work in partnership with Indigenous peoples and cultures to better understand how we can strengthen relationships and move forward together with care, love and respect.

Beacon celebrates 50 years!

This year Beacon Community Services has reached a remarkable milestone—five decades of unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Since our establishment in 1974, Beacon has evolved into a cornerstone of support and impact, reflecting the passion and dedication of those who recognized the transformative potential of community. Today, we continue to stand strong, firmly grounded in the principles that have guided us from the start.

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