Community Health and Social Service Programs

Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association

A registered not for profit organization offering services to promote the well being and education of individuals having physical, intellectual or emotional disabilities through the development of equine skills and structured programs with horses.more info

Address / Contact Info
1860 Fulford Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2A5
Phone: (250) 653-4979
Fax: (250) 653-9212

Salt Spring Water Preservation Society

The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of SSI's lakes and fresh water supplies.more info

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Box 555 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W3
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Salt Spring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse (SWOVA)

SWOVA develops solutions to prevent violence and abuse against women and children through education, community development, and research.more info

Address / Contact Info
Community Development and Research Society
344 Lower Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V3
Phone: (250) 537-1336
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School-Based Counsellors

School support services include: counselling, family support and specific psychosocial interventions for children and youth.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-4365
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Self-Management BC

Self-Management BC provides support for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, heart, kidney and lung diseases, arthritis, lupus, Parkinson, MS, etc. We offer:
- COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS (Diabetes, Chronic Pain, Chronic Conditions, Cancer: Thriving & Surviving) that are led by peer leaders and run for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks.
- HEALCH COACH PROGRAM that involves volunteer health coaches providing weekly 30 minutes telephone coaching for 3 – 6 months for individuals wanting to improve their confidence and motivation to become healthier. Individuals are paired with coaches based on gender and possibly shared chronic conditions.
- ONLINE WORKSHOPS (Chronic Conditions) that are flexible, self-paced, available 24/7. more info

Address / Contact Info
University of Victoria, Institute on Ageing & Lifelong Health
Ste 210, 4907 Chisholm St
, Delta, BC, V4K 2K6
Main : (604) 940-1273
Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767
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Senior Information and Health Line

Free health related information for seniors.more info

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toll free: 1-800-465-4911

Seniors Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcohol and drug services for seniors who are 55+ and older.more info

Address / Contact Info
Central Hall, 901 North End Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1L7
Phone: (250) 221-1559

Seniors Health Services (SORT)

Alcohol and drug services for seniors 55 and older with substance abuse issues.more info

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Phone: 1(250) 519-3566

Seniors Peer Counselling

Trained senior volunteers provide free and confidential one-to-one support to help meet life’s challenges. The volunteer counsellors provide compassionate listening and encouragement to help people get more in touch with their own feelings, gain a clearer understanding of their situations and difficulties, and make the decisions necessary to solve their own problems.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services, Senior Wellness Office
129 Hereford Avenue
Phone: (250) 537-4607
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Seniors Programs

The Seniors Wellness Program offers peer support and referrals, as well as wellness workshops, clinics and education to seniors and their care-givers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-4607
Phone: (250) 537-9971
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