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 - Financial Support

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
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Credit Counselling Society of British Columbia

A non-profit service offering free credit and budget counselling and workable strategies for reducing or eliminating debt, solving money problems, and helping people gain control over their finances.more info

Address / Contact Info
Suite 214 - 1175 Cook Street
, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1
toll free: 1-888-527-8999
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Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians while they look for work or upgrade their skills.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
toll free: 1-800-206-7218
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Gambling Help Line

The BC Problem Gambling Help Line is a province-wide, toll-free, multilingual telephone information and referral service.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-888-795-6111
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Income Assistance

Provides employment and assistance (BCEA) for individuals who are in need of financial assistance and are eligible for benefits.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
toll free: 1-866-866-0800
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Rental Assistance Program

The program provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Housing
toll free: 1-800-257-7756
Phone: 1(604) 433-2218
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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