Community Recreation Services works hard to build a welcoming and inclusive community.

We aim to:

  • Foster increased understanding of diverse cultures.
  • Work with and through Saanich's ethno-cultural groups.
  • Forge partnerships to create lifestyle programs and services. 

Program & Services

View our simplified Multilingual Recreation Program and Services guide. Multilingual Guide PDF - 142.9 MB

Saanich Parks and Recreation facilities have completed Safe Harbour training and we are committed to creating welcoming and inclusive spaces.

SpeakWell Conversation Program

Are you an adult looking to improve your English skills? Practice with us! We offer small and informal group discussions with Canadian volunteers. It’s FREE!

For more information, email Jason Jones or call 250-475-5427.

ESL Youth Drop-In (Enable Program)

We offer FREE supervised drop-in sessions to teens learning English. Have fun, make friends and improve your English all at the same time at these casual gatherings. 

For more information, email Jason Jones or call 250-475-5427.


Saanich is a member of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSAA).  Our association is committed to building culturally inclusive communities across BC. Learn more here.

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