SSICS History at the Seabreeze Inne

April, 2020 – SSICS approached the Sea Breeze Inne owner to provide rooms on a monthly basis to help with the sudden sheltering challenges arising from COVID.  The number increased as tourist stays decreased.  SSI Housing First team directed people to Seabreeze and in most cases provided a rent supplement to help with high cost […]

Is Salt Spring Island Community Services serving Salt Spring Island?

    You may have seen this headline from a contributed editorial by Pat Swan, supporting the position of the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation (LMHF) on the Salt Spring Exchange on Friday September 16th. There has been a small but steady flow of commentary expressing dissatisfaction with Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS) regarding our […]

Spotlight – Child, Youth, and Family Services

Located across a range of sites, Child, Youth and Family Services of SSICS represents a broad array of programs and services well integrating into the community.  Locations include the Main Building at 268 Fulford-Ganges, The Core-Inn Youth Drop-In and Youth Services at 134 McPhillips Ave, Family Place on Park Drive, GISS, Outer Gulf Islands, RCMP […]

Housing and Employment Crisis – How to Help

It’s not news that Salt Spring Island is facing a housing crisis growing increasingly urgent and contributing to a heightened labour shortage on Salt Spring Island.  SSICS has not been immune to the impacts of these challenges and is facing an unprecedented number of vacant positions within the agency. Lack of housing is increasingly cited […]