About Us

Our History

Silver Threads Service (STS) is a longstanding non-profit organization with a sterling reputation. Since we opened our doors in 1956, our services, programs and community partnerships have evolved to meet the changing needs of an ever-growing population of older seniors. Silver Threads Service currently operates two senior activity centres with support from the City of Victoria and the Municipality of Saanich. In Victoria the centre is located at 1911 Quadra Street and in Saanich the Les Passmore Centre is located at 286 Hampton Road. As well STS offers outreach programs in various locations across Greater Victoria.

Our programs and services address the social, health, activity, intellectual, and information needs of seniors and provide essential connections. These include:

  • Connections to legal, housing, tax, care-giving, health, information/referral, and personal care services
  • Connections to resources for “Aging in Place”
  • Connections to social activities
  • Connections to physical, fun, intellectual, and learning activities
  • Connections to health services
  • Connections to employment or volunteering opportunities
  • Connections to online resources

The majority of our clientele are seniors, but our doors are open to everyone. We also serve the community at large – individuals who call or stop by our activity centres for information and referrals. These include caregivers of seniors, family members of seniors, and other seniors in general who are not registered in any of our programs.
We work with government, business and individuals to ensure a higher quality of life is achieved by promoting a senior-friendly environment on a day-to-day basis.

Our Vision

Individuals age 55+ in Greater Victoria are engaged and supported thereby enhancing their quality of life.

Our Mission

Silver Threads Service is a charitable, not-for-profit society that enhances social connections and well-being for individuals age 55+. We do this by providing accessible programs and services.

Our Values

Core values are the guiding principles and the foundation upon which we deliver our vision and mission.

We believe in:

Excellence: Offering quality programs and services that respond to the changing and diverse needs of our community.

Integrity: Ethical organizational accountability and transparency.

Respect: Showing respect to those we serve by demonstrating compassion within an inclusive and trusting environment.

Sustainability: Securing resources to ensure organizational resilience.

Partnerships: Mutually beneficial partnerships with reputable organizations to serve our participants’ needs.

Health and Wellness: Supporting individuals aged 55+ in their quest for healthy aging.

Silver Threads Service Annual Reports

2022-2023 Annual Report
2021-2022 Annual Report
2020-2021 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report
2018-2019 Annual Report
2017-2018 Annual Report
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report

Canadian charitable number: 107981037RR0001