Point-In-Time Homeless Count 2018


The numbers are in for the 2018 Point-In-Time Homeless Count on Salt Spring Island. The count is evidence of an alarming increase in the number of homeless individuals counted on the island between the count of February 2016 and that of March, 2018. A total of 131 individuals reflects a 58% increase since the 2016 […]

Island Infants Drop In Discussion Group

Island Infants Drop In Discussion Group Mondays 11am-1pm For Parents and Babies, prenatal to one year Each week there will be a guest speaker facilitating health related topics. Following the discussion there will be social time and a light lunch. Child minding for older toddlers is available. April 9- Maryanne Benwood, Family Counselor- “And Baby […]

Seniors’ Wellness Excursions – April 2018

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5th – Thursday Crow and Gate Pub If time permits a trip to the Antique Barn may be in store 9th – Monday Sidney Thrift Shop Shopping with lunch at Fish on Fifth **Rain or Shine so brollies and wellies may be in need** 16th – Monday Nanaimo Shopping Lunch at the Nanaimo Bakery This […]

Join us for The Coffee Shop Dialogues About Opioids


Listen & share with others to create greater understanding around opioid use, policy, and the ongoing crisis. Everyone’s voice and experience is a valuable contribution. Opioid overdose deaths in British Columbia have led to the declaration of a public health emergency – but different people hold different views about how to address the emergency in […]

Poverty Reduction Strategy


You are invited to participate in small group discussions to contribute ideas and solutions to help the BC government develop the Poverty Reduction Strategy. The discussions will focus on two key questions: • What are the issues facing you and people living in poverty right now? • What ideas do you have that would help […]

Seniors’ Wellness Excursions – March 2018

  1st – Thursday         Native Heritage Centre Duncan & Lunch at the Garage Join us at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre to hear and see the stories and traditions of the Cowichan people from hundreds of years ago.   5th – Monday          Mayfair Shopping Lunch at Bubby’s Kitchen in Cook St Village Bubby’s […]

Salt Spring Commons Meeting for Potential Homeowners


Monday, January 29th Lions Hall 6PM – 7:30PM Community Services would like to invite households interested in buying a home at Salt Spring Commons to an information meeting on January 29th. The meeting will include a presentation on the design, schedule and eligibility requirements of the project. Attendees will have opportunities to look at the […]

Child Safety Talks

Child Safety Talks

Family Place 120 Park Drive With the Salt Spring Fire Department  1:00 at Stay and Play Drop-Ins Monthly Topics Tuesday, January 30- Fire Safety Thursday, Febuary 22- Emergency and Earthquake Preparedness Thursday, April 5- Basic First Aid

Infant Development Sessions at Family Place


Do you have questions about your Child’s Growth and Development? Cindy Irwin, Infant Development Consultant from Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, will be visiting Family Place!  Stay and Play – Thursday January 18 Island Infants– Monday January 22 Stay and Play- Thursday Febuary 1   Stay and Play-Thursday Febuary 15 Stay and Play- Thursday […]

Family Place Prenatal Education


A free 2 week program held consecutive Saturdays January 20 and 27 Family Place 120 Park Drive 12-4pm Light lunch provided Registration required 250-537-9176 familyplace@ssics.ca