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Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grants Support Affordable Housing Projects

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    November 23, 2017

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $100,000 in grants for local charities, including $50,000 in support of local affordable housing projects. Affordable housing is shown to be a critical need in Salt Spring’s 2017 VitalSigns® report. These grants would not be possible without the support of our many generous donors, who […]

Report: How Are Salt Spring’s Vital Signs?

    Health & Wellness    October 4, 2017

Think you know Salt Spring Island? For the past six months, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has been compiling VitalSigns®, a compelling report that looks under the covers of our little island and reveals some fascinating facts. The 24-page Vital Signs report explores 12 areas of special interest, including arts and culture, health and wellness, […]

Vital Signs Report Coming Soon!

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    September 27, 2017

The votes have been counted, the referendum arguments finally won or lost, and Salt Spring will go on going on. But how much do you really know about the place you call home? For the past six months, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has, with professional help, been compiling VitalSigns®, a compelling report that looks […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Launches Vital Signs® Survey

    Health & Wellness    March 8, 2017

What do you love about living on Salt Spring? What would make your life better? The Salt Spring Island Foundation is inviting all local residents to complete Salt Spring’s Vital Signs® 2017 survey. A crucial part of the Vital Signs community consultation process, the survey seeks local opinion on quality-of-life areas to be included in […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Invites Community to Vital Signs® Open House

    Health & Wellness    February 22, 2017

What do you love about living on Salt Spring? What challenges do you face? What local issues would you like to see highlighted in Salt Spring’s first Vital Signs report? On March 2, the Salt Spring Island Foundation is hosting a Vital Signs Open House at the library program room from 2 to 5:30 p.m. […]

Salt Spring’s Vital Statistics

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    January 11, 2017

Island charity launches ambitious survey of our community and its challenges – Think you know Salt Spring? Ever wondered what makes this island of 10,000 very different souls tick? What it’s got—and what it needs? Have you thought about the issues that most concern islanders? Are we happy? Miserable? Or are we just muddling along? Over […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces Fall Grants

    News & Events    November 15, 2016

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $64,000 in grants for local charities. These grants are made possible through the support of the many generous donors who share the Foundation’s vision of a healthy and caring community. Big Brothers Big Sisters For supplies and materials, such as games and crafts, for the […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grants

    News & Events    November 24, 2015

Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grants – Support Youth Services, Mental Health Initiatives and Much More. The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $60,000 in grants to nine local charitable organizations. The projects funded this fall aim to build a more sustainable, caring and sharing community through youth programs, mental health services, […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Spring Grants Support a Wide Range of Community Projects

    News & Events    May 21, 2015

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $100,000 in grants to 13 island charitable organizations. The projects funded this spring address many important community priorities, including services for children, youth and seniors, mental health, housing, the environment and the preservation of Salt Spring’s history and cultural heritage. As part of its Smart […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grants Support Significant Community Projects

    News & Events    November 20, 2014

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce the recent approval of over $80,000 in grants to island charitable organizations. The funded projects tackle a wide range of community needs and will have a significant impact on the quality of life on Salt Spring. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada To purchase supplies for […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Marks 30 Years of Giving

    News & Events    August 21, 2014

John Lees would be proud. But no doubt the man who first envisioned the creation of the Salt Spring Island Foundation would also be astonished at the Foundation’s legacy over the past 30 years. By 2014, it had granted the amazing sum of over $1.5 million to help support the work of local charities. On […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces 2014 Grants

    News & Events    June 12, 2014

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce the recent approval of over $79,000 in grants to nine island charitable organizations. The projects funded this spring address a wide range of areas, including mental health, affordable housing, children and youth, and the arts. Since 1984, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has granted more than […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Grants $50,000 to Local Organizations

    Health & Wellness    January 1, 2013

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce the recent approval of approximately $50,000 in grants to 10 organizations. Many of the projects funded address the most critical needs identified by islanders in the Foundation’s 2012 Community Needs Survey. Since 1984, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has granted more than $1.3 million to local […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces Spring 2012 Grants

    Health & Wellness    July 17, 2012

Did you know that since 1984, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has granted more than $1.2 million to over 70 local registered charities? Every year, the Foundation invests in our community through its Community Endowment Fund, which was developed and continues to grow through donations and bequests from residents and friends of Salt Spring Island. […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces Community Needs Survey Results

    News & Events    July 12, 2012

The Salt Spring Island Foundation thanks everyone in the community who took the time to complete the Foundation’s recent online Community Needs Survey. The survey asked what residents saw as the most critical issues facing the community and the island’s not-for-profit organizations. There were 446 responses to the survey, a good representation of the island’s […]

Salt Spring Foundation Community Needs Survey

    News & Events    March 26, 2012

What do you think are our community’s most critical needs? On March 15, the Salt Spring Island Foundation is launching an online survey that will give islanders an opportunity to identify the most important issues facing our community. The survey will be available until April 15 and is intended to provide island charitable organizations and […]

Community News

  • Judith Sayers: Clean Energy, First Natio...

    by on 12 hours ago

    Clean technology is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world—and an essential response to climate change. In British Columbia, several First Nations are leaders in the renewable energy sector. By the end of 2016, 30 First Nations had operational solar, run-of-river, geothermal, wind, and biomass projects powering their communities and BC. There are […]

  • Join Country Grocer in Practicing the 3 ...

    by on April 18, 2018

    Who doesn’t love progress, especially when it comes to our health and well-being? And targeting school-aged kids is a great place to start. Country Grocer’s latest demonstration of community leadership launches this week – just in time for Earth Day on April 22. The store’s community relations team went into schools through the week of […]

  • Untreated Sewage Discharged into Ganges ...

    by on April 16, 2018

    An electrical and mechanical failure at the Ganges Wastewater Treatment Plant on Salt Spring Island resulted in a sewage release from early afternoon April 14 to early afternoon April 15. The sewage entered Ganges Creek and travelled approximately 100 meters prior to discharging into the ocean at the outlet of Ganges Creek. The shoreline affected […]

  • Depleted Old Boys Squad Battle Through i...

    by on April 13, 2018

    Old Boys end season on a winning note –  The pouring rain on Saturday April 7th complemented the Old Boys mood as only 9 hardy souls arrived at Finlayson Park, Victoria for their opening game in the Annual Bill Drew end of season tournament.  Included in the 9 was a return after a 2-season absence of […]

  • Fire News: Being FireSmart Protects Your...

    by on April 13, 2018

    FireSmart is a wildfire safety programme with an economical and common sense approach. The key concept of FireSmart involves removing or reducing the amount of burnable material (think “fire fuel”) from around your home. The area within 10 meters (30 feet) of your home is the “Priority Zone.” If you remove fire fuel from this […]

  • Forum: Globe Columnist Elizabeth Renzett...

    by on April 11, 2018

    Why are there so few women in politics? Why is public space, whether in the street or on social media, still so hostile to women? Is the #MeToo movement signalling a real shift in society’s treatment of women? From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, and from the transgender movement to […]

  • Wet Soil, Cool Crops and Pollinator Plan...

    by on April 5, 2018

    Our cold spring continues…with the soil too soggy to work in many gardens, especially after this recent heavy rain. If you squeeze a small handful of soil and it stays together in a compact clod, then it is too wet to handle; it should be moist but still easy to crumble apart after you squeeze […]

  • Forum Hosts Vancouver Aquarium President...

    by on April 4, 2018

    Salt Spring Islanders know the importance of healthy oceans. Indeed, many Salt Spring residents are protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which if completed will add hundreds of oil tankers to the Salish Sea each year. The threat of oil spills is but one of many challenges facing our oceans. Overfishing, climate change, and plastics […]

  • BC Rural Dividend Grant Funds Salt Sprin...

    by on April 3, 2018

    As part of its rural development mandate, the Government of British Columbia is providing $39,136 to support community projects in the Cowichan Valley and Gulf Islands, Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan announced today. “The wide range of projects that received grants is a testament to the resourcefulness of the proponents and their commitment to diversifying […]

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