BC Housing Announces Supportive Housing Project for Salt Spring Island

BC Housing announced through a statement on Thursday, January 20 that they have entered into a partnership with the Capital Regional District to create a new supportive housing complex on Drake Road on Salt Spring Island. “The announcement that BC Housing is constructing and funding the operation of 28 new supported housing units is great […]

‘Where do I go, downtown?’: Salt Spring Island residents fear being homeless after hospital purchases hotel property

Brendan Strain CTV News Vancouver Island Journalist Contact Updated Nov. 26, 2021 7:04 p.m. PST Published Nov. 26, 2021 5:35 p.m. PST   VICTORIA –  The owner of an aging hotel on Salt Spring Island, B.C. has decided to sell the property and move on. The issue with the sale is that the property is currently home […]

Hotel at centre of tug of war amid Salt Spring housing crisis – Times Colonist

Darron Kloster Times Colonist Hotel being used to house people who used to live on streets and in the bush; hospital wants to buy it to house staff On Salt Spring Island, where housing has always been scarce, a small, aging hotel is at the centre of a crisis. Salt Spring Island Community Services desperately […]

Family Place Prenatal Education

For the third trimester of pregnancy Four consecutive Sundays 12:00 – 1:30 PM Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6, 2022 With Angela Flegel, International Childbirth Educator and Doula 250-537-9176 or email familyplace@ssics.ca to register  

GivingTuesday 2021

GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good:and has since grown into a global movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday is a time when Canadians, charities, and businesses come […]

Volunteer Opportunities with Special Olympics BC – Salt Spring Island

Special Olympics BC is welcoming volunteers for the positions of: Local Coordinator | Program Coordinator Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport.    

Family Place Recipe Favourites

Over the years, it has been a vision of Salt Spring Island Community Services’ Family Place to create a cookbook for the many families who attend our programs. We have chosen healthy recipes tried and true by children and parents alike. We have included budget and family friendly meals, recipes that can be prepared in a […]

2020-21 Annual Report

SSICS is pleased to present our 2020-21 Annual Report. Please view the report for information on the impacts of our more than 40 services across 10 program areas and 9 sites by clicking on the image to the left to download the PDF file, or by viewing the Flipbook below. We are grateful for the […]

Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

Fathers’ Wellness Group

This is a group for fathers with children 0-6 years and focusses on fostering father’s wellness, creating a support network, and celebrating the role father’s play in families. We’d love to meet you every Wednesday from 1-2:30pm to come together to learn from each other, strengthen our connections, and share our experiences to build wellness […]