New Youth Suicide Intervention Toolkits Available - Salt Spring Island

Community Health Notice posted: 14-Oct-2016 2:08 PM PDT

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.

Download the toolkits from Salt Spring Island Community Services website

Child, Youth, And Family

A Child's Garden

Waldorf mixed-age kindergarten for children 3 to 6 years old. Open September to June. (This program is having a planned closure and will re-open again September 2017.)more info

Address / Contact Info
180 Head Street
, Salt Spring Island, BC, BC, V8K 1P4
Phone: (250) 538-0246

BC Council for Families

The BC Council for Families works to strengthen and support families with education, information, research and advocacy.more info

Address / Contact Info
204-259 Granville Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3H1
toll free: 1-800-663-5638
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Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canada Child Tax Benefit

This program provides eligible families with a tax free monthly payment to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency
toll free: 1-800-387-1193
Web Links Website

Centre for Child Honouring

more info

Address / Contact Info
P.O. Box 737
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W3
Phone: (250) 931-3190
Web Links Website Email

Child and Youth Mental Health

Child and Youth Mental Health services include assessment, counselling and case planning for children and youth with depression, anxiety, family conflict, unmanageable behaviour, or other mental health concerns in home, school or community.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
Web Links Website Email

Child Care Subsidy Service Centre

This program offers financial assistance towards the cost of child care to families who have low to moderate incomes, access to forms and other relevant information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry for Children and Family Development
toll free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699
Web Links Website

Children Who Witness Abuse

Counselling and support for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5569
Web Links Website Email

Children Who Witness Abuse

Counselling and support for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5569
Web Links Website Email

Core Inn Youth Drop-In Centre

The Core Inn is a youth centre in the heart of Ganges that provides a drug and alcohol free supportive environment for youth in grades 6-12.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
Web Links Website Email