In 1974, a group of Saanich Peninsula residents, concerned with the need to address social issues facing the community, formed the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The Saanich Peninsula District Community Resource Centre grew out of that Committee’s drive to develop a community-based network of social services in Sidney and the Peninsula. Strong leadership and community support enabled the Resource Centre to grow and evolve into Peninsula Community Services. Over the years, Peninsula Community Services expanded both its role in the community and its service area. In 2005, this led to a change of operating name, from Peninsula Community Services to Beacon Community Services. Now a family of over 1,300 employees and 400 volunteers, we continue to provide the resources residents need to live healthy, productive lives.