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

Social Services

Abbeyfield Housing Society

The Salt Spring Island Abbeyfield Housing Society, and its current board of directors, is now firmly committed to acquiring the necessary land and other resources for building a unique and comfortable Abbeyfield House, on the south end of Salt Spring Island which will also be a focal point of goodwill and friendly contact within the community.more info

Address / Contact Info
c/o 105 Hilltop Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1V9
Phone: (250) 653-4125
Web Links Website

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities raises public and political awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-800-663-1278
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Canadian Federation of University Women

The Salt Spring Island branch of the CFUW is part of an international organization of women who are university graduates or who have an equivalent qualification.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ursula Livingston: (250) 537-8561
Linda Counsell: (250) 653-2424

Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS)

Canadian Pension Plan provides retirement pension, disability benefits, death benefit, children's benefits, and survivor's pension.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
toll free: 1-800-277-9914
Web Links Website

Centre for Child Honouring

The Centre for Child Honouring promotes the transformation of societies for the greatest good by meeting the needs of their young.more info

Address / Contact Info
P.O. Box 737
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W3
Phone: (250) 931-3190
Fax: (250) 931-3192
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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
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Choices Too Services Ltd.

Choices is a Day Program and Supported Employment program for adults who are intellectually challenged.more info

Address / Contact Info
225 Wildwood Crescent
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2N7
Store: (250) 537-1115
office: (250) 537-1954
Fax: (250) 538-1700

Community Gardens

Community Community volunteers manage a permaculture demonstration garden on Community Services grounds.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
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Community Initiatives Day Programming

Community Initiatives provides day programming for adults who are intellectually challenged.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
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Community Living British Columbia

Community Living BC delivers support and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia.more info

Address / Contact Info
220-174 Wilson Street
, Victoria, BC, V9A 7N6
toll free: 1-877-660-2522
Fax: (250) 952-4203
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