Who We Are
The Sointula Resource Centre is a non-profit organization founded in 2002.
The purposes of the Society are:
1) to provide improved access to information and resources for residents and non-residents alike
2) to provide and maintain a central location for gathering and dissemination of information, products and resources of and to existing businesses, organizations, and individuals
3) to participate and partner in the ongoing creation of positive and sustainable economic, social and environmental conditions.
Community Access Computers
We currently have three computers with internet access available to the general public.
Online Application Support
We assist people needing to apply for everything from fishing licences to government programs and relief support.
We maintain this website to provide information on Malcolm Island services, businesses, non-profit organizations and tourist-related information.
Online Community Calendar
We maintain a calendar of events on our website and encourage the community to submit their information to be posted.
We send out an electronic newsletter about upcoming events and announcements. Our members receive this by email and it can also be seen online.
We maintain a local physical bulletin board with up-to-date community information.
Annual Malcolm Island Brochure
We create and distribute an annual visitor guide/map brochure that includes local history and travel-related information including maps and business/service listings. The brochures are distributed free to visitors, local chambers and tourist info centres on Vancouver Island. Businesses and service providers pay to list in this collective marketing effort.
Visitor Services Centre
We are the official Destination BC Visitor Centre for Sointula and provide in-person assistance to those looking for information on accommodations, local businesses and services, trails, whales, historic attractions and more.
Free Green Bike Program
During the summer months, we maintain a fleet of free bicycles available for visitors and residents to borrow. This service is provided through a partnership with the Regional District of Mount Waddington.
We organize or assist with everything from first aid courses to fun events to boost community spirit.
Community Market & Garden Stand
We manage a year-round central location for local gardeners to sell their produce and a summer bi-weekly market space for local vendors to sell their wares.
We provide admin support for local non-profits to assist with their fundraising and communication efforts.
We participate in networking opportunities with local, regional, provincial and federal agencies to be able to provide up-to-date information that our community can benefit from.
Local Art and Merchandise Display
We provide space for local creators to showcase and sell their work at our central location.
We support local businesses and residents with a variety of office services including the following:
- Printing (colour/b&w)
- Letter writing assistance
- Computer and phone tech support