Sea to Sky Community Services Society began as a registered non-profit society on June 5th, 1978. The society was born out of a need in the community to provide programming at a grassroots, local level.
Our work began with a directory of services for children, youth, families and adults, followed by a program for children who were at risk of being removed from their homes or were already involved in the social welfare system. We then secured a contract support children who were diagnosed as having a special need.
Since then, we have grown tremdously:
- In our first decade, we expanded to offer intervention programs to strengthen and improve behaviour in the home, parenting programs, daycare and employment/training programs
- In the 1990s we opened offices in Pemberton and Whistler. We continued to grow, adding programs and services in community living (helping people with developmental disabilities), adult mental health and alcohol and drug intervention and prevention
- In the 2000s, we opened childcare centres in Pemberton and Squamish and a youth centre in Squamish and began managing subsidized and supported housing complexes
And we continue to grow and innovate. Today, we offer 40 programs that reach 4,000 people a year — vital programs no one else offers. We employ 160 people and contribute over $7 million a year to the local economy.