COVID-19 Financial Relief Navigator

  The Financial Relief Navigator is provided to help Canadians learn about all of the money supports that they can get during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources provided are based on what federal, provincial and territorial governments have shared publicly to support Canadians in these difficult times. You will also find information on other […]

COVID-19: Service Status Updates

The many essential services provided by Salt Spring Island Community Services are open and busy.  Increasing capacity in program areas providing basic needs and supports to vulnerable people is a priority. Program staff, managers and administration are on duty, with some working from home where possible.  SSICS has worked diligently to adapt services to address […]

Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon Program

This provincial wide program supports lower income families and seniors to shop at their local farmers market, while simultaneously supporting community farmers through direct coupon payouts. Participants receive $21 a week in coupons, for the entire 22 week season. The coupons are redeemed as cash or credit for fresh food at the Tuesday Farmers Market. […]

Island Infants Drop In Discussion Group Spring 2020

Mondays 11am-12:30 pm For Parents and Babies, 0-2 years. Each week there will be a guest speaker facilitating health related topics via Zoom! April 27- Growth and Development- Bring Your Questions – Cindy Irwin, Growth and Development Consultant May 4- Childhood Illnesses, Vaccines- Cali Chang, Public Health Nurse May 11- Infant Basic First Aid and […]

Parent-Child Mother Goose Spring 2020

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is for parents, caregivers, and children birth to 6 years old to share in the pleasure and power of songs, rhymes and stories together. Please join us for this unprecedented Zoom version for a time of fun together! Wednesdays 11:00-11:40 April 22 – June 24, 2020 Please call or email […]

How to Help

Times are changing fast and we’re doing our best to keep up. At last count, when times were better, well over 9000 bags and hampers were distributed annually with about 30% of the food distribution going to children. Over 5000 hot and nutritious meals were served. Since then, we’ve seen the use of services increase […]

Food Bank Tuesday Remains Open

Salt Spring Island Community Services is committed to best practices to safeguard from COVID-19.  We also recognize the hardship and potential loss of income for some people. The Food Bank will be open on Tuesday as usual in an altered format whereby orders and pickup will be outdoors and choices will be restricted. The ‘Let’s […]

Island Infants Jan, 2020

Infant Development Consultant visits 2020

Prenatal Education Feb, 2020