Extreme weather response shelter opens early

The Salt Spring Island Emergency Shelter is open during the storms of October 13,14, 15 due to a BC Housing announcement that funding would be available to open early due to the extreme weather conditions being experienced in the region currently. The shelter is located at the main Salt Spring Island Community Services site at […]

New Suicide Intervention Toolkits Available

These toolkits were initiated and developed to help parents, caregivers and professionals, like teachers and healthcare providers, reach out to children and youth who may be at risk for suicide on Salt Spring Island as well as for youth themselves.   SALT SPRING ISLAND YOUTH SUICIDE INTERVENTION TOOLKIT A SUICIDE INTERVENTION TOOLKIT FOR PROFESSIONALS ON […]

Point-In-Time Homeless Count Report

On the night of February 10, 2016 there were at least 83 people experiencing homelessness on Salt Spring Island.  The seasonal emergency shelter on Salt Spring Island ended the 2015/16 winter season and closed on March 6, 2016.  As of that date 2400 people had accessed shelter services with an average of 20 people per […]

New Beginnings Ceramics at the Market

New Beginnings and Yellow Sub are busy with ceramics class every Wednesday at 11:00 where projects includes slab work and wheel throwing instruction resulting in the creation of beautiful and practical products such as these. Look for their garden markers at the Saturday market!

Salt Spring Team Focus on Child & Youth Mental Health

Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS) will launch the most recent turn in the 25 year evolution of Child and Youth programming with the welcome of Dr. Jessica Moretti to their location on Fulford-Ganges Road, providing child and adolescent psychiatric services as of Friday March 18th. Dr. Moretti is a Royal College of Physicians and […]