Closure of THE WALL Indoor Recreational Climbing Facility

Salt Spring Island Community Services will be discontinuing the operation of THE WALL indoor recreational climbing facility at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road. THE WALL has been closed for over one year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be re-opening at its current site. The decision to close THE WALL was based on […]

COVID-19 Wind Up (hopefully!)

We have updated our procedures to align with the loosening of provincial COVID-19 protocols on a program by program and site by site basis according to the circumstances of each. We have found self-screening, masks, cleaning, and social distancing measures to be helpful, and accepted by staff and clients.  They remain as recommended by the […]

Point In Time Homeless Count

Results for the Point In Time Count that was conducted in many communities across Canada are now being released.  We took the lead in conducting the count on Salt Spring and have numbers to compare and contrast with those collected in Greater Victoria by the Social Planning Council. The SSI numbers continue to be very […]

VanCity Housing Project Grant

VanCity Foundation has granted $ 19,000 to assist us with SSI housing project pre-development activities. This funding will contribute to project coordination and design costs. We are hoping to get a favorable response from the Real Estate Foundation for more funding to cover project coordination and legal costs.

Core Inn Gaming Grant

The BC Gaming grant we have received the past few years for the Core Inn has been approved for another year. As usual I asked for $ 40,000 and they granted $ 20,000.  This funding pays for the basic staffing and operating costs for the drop in.