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Our Stories. Our Lives.

With compassion, respect, and care, SSCS provides high quality programs throughout our region to enhance the lives of residents at every age and stage of life. Our staff work with the deep conviction that many of the organization’s programs and services can improve the health and wellness of individuals and families going forward.

Each year we are amazed and humbled by the impact our programs have in communities throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.  Clients, staff, donors, and partners share their stories with us each day. Here are just few from 2021-22.

 

Teens create and connect!

Every time Tallula enters her family kitchen, she is greeted with a pleasant reminder that she can accomplish great things. Hanging on the wall near her dining table is a 4-foot …

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Work together, learn together

For besties Hannah and Shantel, landing jobs at the newly launched Joe’s Table Café has been a big win. The dynamic duo have been friends for years and can now …

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Feeding your neighbours

What began as a strategy to reduce human-bear conflict has evolved into a program that feeds hundreds of families annually through the Pemberton Food Bank.

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Mayor declares October as Community Inclusion Month in the District of Squamish

Mayor Karen Elliott and Council welcomed SSCS Community Living Program participant and self-advocate Brandon Landry to speak at the council meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2022. Brandon was there to ask city council to proclaim October 2022 as Community Inclusion...

Schools Back and Foundry Sea to Sky is Here to Help

It’s that time of year – the days are getting shorter; routines are returning, and we’re school is back in session. It can be a time of year full of anticipation and renewal and it can also be a time of transition, anxiety, and challenge. Starting in October, Foundry...

Harrow Road is ‘A Place to Call Home’ for individuals, families and community services

Sea to Sky Community Services has been working hard to bring affordable housing and a space for community services to Pemberton with the Harrow Road Affordable Housing Development. The development is being led by SSCS in partnership with BC Housing and will be...

Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit Collide in Community Living program. 

We all have different gifts and abilities! SSCS’s Community Living program provides pre-employment skill development and employment support to adults with developmental disabilities.

Welcoming Donors Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung, Primacorp Ventures

Community Living: Creating unprecedented opportunities for people who might otherwise struggle to have productive and meaningful employment makes our community stronger.

Strengthening Food Security in the Sea to Sky Corridor

Integrating Approaches and Creating Community: How United Way’s Food Hub Model and SSCS are Strengthening Food Security in the Sea to Sky Corridor

Foundry Community Engagement
: Bringing Youth Together in anticipation of Foundry Sea to Sky Opening

In anticipation of the arrival of the new Foundry Centre and Youth Hub, Sea to Sky Community Services spent the past year focused on engagement with youth in the Sea to Sky Corridor, by offering programs and pilot events to bring youth together in meaningful ways.

Respite support to families during the pandemic

With an increase in young families moving to the Sea to Sky region, and an increase in the rate of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, SSCS has received more referrals from families waitlisted with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Totem Pole Carving Workshop

Last November, a small group of elders and youth were invited to the Men’s Shed at Loggers Lane where an intimate ceremony of blessing for a red cedar log was held. That log would become an eight-foot totem pole standing at the entrance to the new Foundry Sea to Sky...

Squamish Rotary Club donates $30,000 to Foundry Sea to Sky, an integrated service centre for youth

Good things come to those who wait, Vicki Haberl, President of the Rotary Club of Squamish reminds us. The Rotary Club had originally planned to make a $10,000 contribution to the Foundry Sea to Sky but due to Covid 19 delays, the amount increased and they were able...

Pemberton Food Bank: Relocating and Remodeling Services to Increase Access and Empower Choice

For many, food represents more than a necessity. It is the impetus for drawing friends around the table for social connection. It is a creative outlet – gathering ingredients to test out a new recipe, refine an old one, or whip up a family favourite. And it is the...

Pemberton community groups, schools and residents join forces to feed their neighbours

What began as a strategy to reduce human-bear conflict has evolved into a program that feeds hundreds of families annually through the Pemberton Food Bank. In 2016, Stewardship Pemberton Society’s Feasting for Change program launched the Fruit Tree Project to help...

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Happy Child Care Provider Appreciation day! The British Columbia government has proclaimed May 19 Child Care Provider Appreciation Day.  Click here to read the full proclamation. A special thanks to all our childcare providers at SSCS and in the Sea to Sky Corridor....

Thank you, Coen Skrypnek

A huge THANK YOU to Coen Skrypnek and his fellow riders of the Dawn till Dusk Fundraiser for giving to Foundry Sea to Sky in April 2022. Your gift gives young people in our community a chance to achieve their potential, empowers them to lead healthier lives and...

District of Squamish Receives $2,000,100 for New Childcare Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE District of Squamish receives $2,000,100 for new childcare facility Municipally-owned childcare facility will provide 36 new full-time spaces – 12 Infant/Toddler plus 24 group care spaces Squamish, B.C. – The District of Squamish has received...

The Better at Home bond: Transportation service creates long-lasting relationship

About three years ago, Morgan Hellyer recognized that she needed some extra support. After being diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, an eye disorder that causes impaired vision, Morgan required regular medical treatment from a retina specialist. In her early 80s...

Work together, learn together, grow together: Friends enjoy new job at Joe’s Table Cafe

For besties Hannah and Shantel, landing jobs at the newly launched Joe’s Table Café has been a big win. The dynamic duo have been friends for years and can now “talk shop” with one another. They are part of the inaugural team of staff who have been working at the new...

Teens create and connect during Portage Paddle Workshop: Community comes together to share stories, skills and traditions

Every time Tallula enters her family kitchen, she is greeted with a pleasant reminder that she can accomplish great things. Hanging on the wall near her dining table is a 4-foot paddle that Tallula carefully carved from a single plank of x̱ápay̓ap – or red cedar....

The hardest thing I’ve ever done! Andrea’s story of new motherhood during a global pandemic

Andrea, a participant in our Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program for new and expectant mothers, shares her story of becoming a new mother during a global pandemic and the connections she shared in her weekly HPOP classes."In late August last year, I waved to my family...

RMOW CEP News Release

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 29, 2021 RMOW awards $9,500 in grants to Sea to Sky Community Services Squamish, British Columbia, Canada – Whistler parents with young children and Whistler Seniors will benefit from $9,500 in grant funding awarded to Sea to Sky Community...

Art cards inspire and support

The Art Card Project is well underway at SSCS, and the printing press would agree, it’s going fantastic! Show some support and purchase these lovely art cards at …

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Primacorp contributes $30K 

Inspired by their recent partnership with the Sea to Sky Community Services’ (SSCS) Community Employment Program, Peter and Stephanie Chung have made a gift of  …

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Respite program for families

With an increase in young families moving to the Sea to Sky region, and an increase in the rate of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder …

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Bringing youth together

In anticipation of the arrival of the new Foundry Centre and Youth Hub, Sea to Sky Community Services spent the past year focused on engagement with youth …

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Strengthening food security 

Health and wellness are so much more than food, but they often begin there. Food can unite family and community. farming, cooking, …

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Heck, respite means the world to all of us!  The pandemic is hard….really hard….but
when you have special needs kiddos, it can feel even harder.  We struggle to find time to
ourselves on a normal day but adding in a pandemic just makes us (that’s a huge
generalization, I know) feel even more excluded. I’m grateful.  Thank you!

- Matt Thomas Leery

Recipient family of respite support

A food hub supports the community far beyond just food, it’s really about building connections and community, They offer gathering spaces, so sometimes people will come for food, but then onsite childcare will be offered so they can work on their resume with an Employment Support Specialist or receive medical support or a vaccine.

 

Kendahl Cardinal

Food Security Project Strategist, United Way