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Salt Spring Foundation Announces 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants

    Health & Wellness, People & Places    June 18, 2019

The Salt Spring Island Foundation, in partnership with Salt Spring Island Community Services, is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program offers grants of $50 to $500 to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of community belonging and responsibility, […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces Spring 2019 Grants

    Health & Wellness, People & Places    June 12, 2019

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $148,000 in spring grants for local charities, including $30,000 targeted to youth recreation programs. The Foundation thanks the many generous donors who make these grants possible.  BC Parks/Friends of Ruckle Park Heritage To create and install six new interpretive signs for Ruckle Provincial Park to […]

Small Is Powerful: Neighbourhood Small Grants Come to Salt Spring

    News & Events, People & Places    March 27, 2019

On a recent sunny morning, the Salt Spring library’s program room was filled with conversation, laughter and the occasional squeal from a happy baby. Groups of women were gathered around several wooden coat stands and ladders, busily knotting macramé plant hangers as they chatted. The macramé workshop was the final one in the Creative Collective […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Fall Grants 2018

    Health & Wellness, News & Events    December 19, 2018

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $85,000 in fall grants for local charities, including $34,000 targeted to youth recreation programs. In 2018, the Foundation has granted over $290,000 to island charities, with $130,000 assisting youth programs. These grants would not be possible without the support of our many generous donors, who […]

Salt Spring’s First Neighbourhood Small Grants Announced

    News & Events, People & Places    November 28, 2018

The Salt Spring Island Foundation, in partnership with Salt Spring Island Community Services, is pleased to announce the recipients of our first Neighbourhood Small Grants. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program offers grants of $50 to $500 to local projects and events run by people who are passionate about giving back to the community and who […]

Neighbourhood Small Grants Launched on Salt Spring

    Health & Wellness, People & Places    September 5, 2018

Carolling by canoe on Cusheon Lake, the Firefly Lantern Festival, public pianos, Earth Day in Centennial Park, Art Jam, and a neighbourhood potluck party on Park Drive. What do all of these have in common? They are all colourful and joyful expressions of Salt Spring culture, local projects and events run by people who are […]

Salt Spring Island Foundation Spring Grants Support Youth Recreation Programs

    News & Events    June 13, 2018

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is pleased to announce over $206,000 in grants for local charities, including $97,000 targeted to youth recreation programs. These grants would not be possible without the support of our many generous donors, who share the Foundation’s vision of a healthy and caring community  Greenwoods Eldercare Society For a fall prevention […]

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

  • Maracaibo Vessel Fire

    by on August 8, 2019

    Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire off Maracaibo on Salt Spring Island on August 7th, 2019. The initial call came in at 17:38 and crews completed the scene at 01:15 10 Firefighters responded with 4 fire trucks along with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard and Eagle Eye Vessel Assist. On […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s Response Report – 201...

    by on August 6, 2019

    Vision: A responsive and sustainable fire-rescue service, effectively meeting community needs and valued by those we serve. Mission: Always learning, engaging and adapting to be response ready. Response Report Salt Spring Island Firefighters responded to 58 calls the month of June.   Operations We experienced a very dry June with below-normal precipitation.  Over the month […]

  • Thoughts on My Trial, Part 3: Sentencing...

    by on July 31, 2019

    On July 26th, the judge sentenced me to carry on with my volunteer work on Salt Spring — no fine, no probation officer, no jail. For six months, I’m to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour.” Apparently, this is the most lenient sentence he’s given to date for the 230+ convicted of contempt […]

  • Edit the Garden, August Planting

    by on July 30, 2019

    If your tomatoes are slow to ripen, you are not alone! Many people are wondering about it, but this cooler summer is the way our ‘normal’ summers used to be: for those that have forgotten how long it used to take tomatoes to ripen outdoors, this is a reminder. On the other hand, many other […]

  • Podcast: An Environmental Organization t...

    by on July 22, 2019

    Have you ever wondered who was behind the Electric Vehicle Recharge Stations, Car Stops, Eco Home Tours, solar panels on the high school’s roof, Rainbow Road Gardens on Salt Spring Island on the island? In this episode, I’m talking with an organization that is helping communities with reducing their dependence on fossil fuels & increasing […]

  • Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Five Salt Spring artists have been named as finalists for the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). They are among the fifty or so artists from across Canada to have their work eligible to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Local artists are also in the […]

  • Notice to Bus Riders – Detours on ...

    by on July 18, 2019

    Effective July 22 to August 30, 2019 – Please be advised that Walker’s Hook Road will be closed for repairs between Fort Street and Hedger Road beginning July 22 until August 30, 2019. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day during these dates. During this time period please note that routes 5 Fernwood and 6 […]

  • Podcast: The Tiny Home on Wheel’s ...

    by on July 8, 2019

    I’m on the Salt Spring Gulf Island Community Radio interviewing people near and far who are making good news on the planet by helping to shift the outcome of our future. These people and companies have created solutions to local and global issues we’re facing at the moment. Sharing the good news that’s happening on […]

  • Carrot Day

    by on July 5, 2019

    It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1 is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow […]

  • Minister Seeking Input on Private Manage...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Minister wants your input on future of British Columbia forests – On May 28, 2019, the provincial government announced a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. They have invited British Columbians to add your voice to the program review. The province is accepting public comments until July 22, 2019. Over the past few […]

  • 2019 Eco Living and Home Tour: Ideas, In...

    by on July 3, 2019

    Headlines announcing biodiversity collapse and climate catastrophe can feel paralyzing. Even the most committed environmentalists may not know where to turn for solid information on the kinds of innovative — and dramatic — lifestyle changes that experts say will be need to weather the coming changes. Salt Spring’s Eco Living and Home Tour highlights what […]

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