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Our History

A colourful history.

Sea to Sky Community Services Society began as a registered society in 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 to support children with additional needs.

Since then, we have grown tremendously and this year, we celebrate 40 years of servicing the Sea to Sky Corridor:

  • 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 help thousands of people a year — vital programs no one else offers.

Read more: Our 40 years of history poster (pdf)