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Our Story

Beacon Community Services’ programs and services span every phase of life. We dedicate ourselves to:

  • Helping keep children, youth and families healthy, strong and connected
  • Sheltering seniors and people with disabilities in safe, affordable housing
  • Supporting seniors to stay social, active, healthy and energized
  • Equipping people to develop skills and find opportunities in the world of work
  • Supporting the bereaved and mentally ill
  • Connecting volunteers with our community
  • Caring for those in need
  • And more

Our charity is proud to have ‘grown up’ in the communities we serve.

In 1974, a small group of volunteers formed the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to help address social issues in Saanich Peninsula communities. There were a few people, offering a few programs.

Over the years, our not-for-profit group evolved, expanded, and changed its name a few times. Eventually, we became Beacon Community Services.

Today, Beacon is one of BC’s largest social services organizations. Serving Southern Vancouver Island and the outer Gulf Islands, our family includes more than 1,000 employees and hundreds of volunteers.

And we look forward to serving YOU!