Shelter stance altered

HOUSING Emergency facility to remain open through March 2023 BY EMELIE PEACOCK DRIFTWOOD STAFF See more stories at Gulf Island Driftwood BC Housing has confirmed that Salt Spring’s emergency shelter will not close later this year as previously announced. In April the housing agency stated it would no longer fund the shelter, operated by Salt […]

Special Olympics Volunteer Information Session May 30th

Please drop by to learn about Special Olympics BC – Salt Spring Island.  We are looking to re-engage volunteers and athletes for sport, health, and leadership programs for adults and youth with intellectual disabilities. Volunteer roles available for weekly sport practices, youth programs, and as administrative leaders. Volunteers of all experience levels and age 16+ […]

Loss Of Emergency Shelter Facility Confirmed

161 Drake Road is the location of a fast tracked construction project set to provide 28 permanent homes for people facing homelessness on Salt Spring Island.   BC Housing says it is committed to ensuring no one ends up on the streets once a supportive housing development is built on Salt Spring, but Rob Grant […]

Canada Summer Jobs for Youth

Salt Spring Island Community Services is looking to fill the following summer positions for youth. All positions are open to individuals between the ages of 15 to 30. Please note that priority will be given to; youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience; BIPOC youth; […]

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 […]