The Salt Spring Exchange was founded in 2008. Since then, it has helped facilitate many successes in our community thanks to the thousands of active participants who use this site and who are keen to help each other.
Via the Exchange, Salt Springers buy, sell, trade and free-cycle a lot of stuff everyday. As a result, truckloads of trash have become treasure. Lost pet announcements on the Exchange have helped dozens of pets have found their way home. Community groups have been able to tell their stories and draw people to their events. Islanders have connected with each other, found jobs and learned from one another. New people to Salt Spring have made connections that have eased their transition into a new community. And some local small businesses have even gotten their start and gained exposure to keep going through this active online community.
In 2010 The Salt Spring Exchange was awarded the Business Ambassadors of the Year Award from the Salt Spring Chamber of commerce.
The website receives over 12,000 absolute unique visits per month, who view an average of more than 340,000 page views per month (3.5+ million per year). While most site visitors are from Canada and the United States, we get traffic to the site from over 90 different countries around the world.* Fans of Salt Spring everywhere use this site.
The service is supported by our very popular mailing list which has grown to include many thousands of residents and interested visitors. This is a unique resource that countless islanders have come to trust and rely on as a high quality communications and media service that puts Salt Spring residents in the drivers seat of telling their own stories.
(*All data verified by Google)