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 as a central factor in departing staff, or applicants who are unable to take employment. It is no exaggeration to say that service delivery is imperiled by the growing difficulty in recruiting and retaining staff.

We’d like to take the opportunity to ask you, as a supporter of the agency, to please consider any ways you might be able to help SSICS fulfill its mission and support the individuals and families of Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands.

To help you to help us, we’ve opened the new SSICS Housing Exchange at

If you have, or know someone who has, housing space that is rentable consider joining or recommending the SSICS Housing Exchange that will list rental accommodations potentially available to SSICS employees. Filling the form does not obligate one in any way, but merely provides an avenue that SSICS staff can open a dialogue to determine if there is suitability. The information provided will be available for viewing to SSICS staff (and only to SSICS staff).

 SSICS has a range of opportunities available for employment.  Please consider recommending SSICS for employment or explore yourself what opportunities there may be to fit your availability, skills and desires for fulfilling employment. Full-time, Part-time, Casual work is all possible. One can work as much or as little as they want. 

Email to explore opportunities to info@ssics.ca or pass it on to others that may be interested in fulfilling work with flexibility and benefits.