Homeless / Hunger Counts Tell a Salt Spring Story

The 2023 Point-in-Time Homeless count was conducted in March of this year on Salt Spring Island with 165 homeless individuals counted, an increase from 143 in the last count of 2021.  56 were identified as ‘sheltered’ living in emergency or transitional situations while 106 were identified as ‘unsheltered’,  living in tents, vehicles, derelict boats and […]

11 Acres of Potential

Island Community Services has completed the purchase of a centrally located, 11 acre property on Salt Spring. Situated within walking distance of Ganges amenities and with lengthy frontage on Lower Ganges and Brinkworthy Roads, the property offers potential for both agriculture and housing. Designated as Agricultural Land Reserve, the property at 131 Brinkworthy Road has […]

In From the Cold Online Viewing Opportunity

In From the Cold premiered last month at the Salt Spring Film Festival. It was well received to a full room at the ‘Erskine Theatre’ of the Film Festival at GISS. The film is now being screened in various venues to key audiences through conferences that are instrumental in the allocation of resources and services […]

Spotlight: Community Counselling for Adults

As a complement to private practices and adult mental health services on Salt Spring Island offered through Island Health, community-based counselling for adults has been offered at at Island Community Services since 2019.  Funded through the Community Action Initiative (CAI), in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions,  Community Counselling offers free-of-charge, short-term, […]

‘In From The Cold’ at the Salt Spring Film Festival

  Premiering at the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 5, 2023, 2:30 PM Produced by Salt Spring Island Community Services and made possible with the generous funding of SPARC BC, In From the Cold invites viewers into the worlds of the people living homeless or insecurely housed on Salt Spring Island. Residents and service providers on […]