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'Speaking Truth to Power' Challenge from International Women's Day Speech

'Speaking Truth to Power' Challenge from International Women's Day Speech

Published March 14, 2019

At the Sunshine Coast Labour Council’s 15th annual International Women’s Day potluck at Roberts Creek Hall on Friday, March 8, Sunshine Coast Community Services' Denise Woodley put out a challenge to those in attendance. Learn More

SCCSS Awarded 3-Year CARF Accreditation

SCCSS Awarded 3-Year CARF Accreditation

Published February 14, 2018

For the fifth time in a row, the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (SCCSS) has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (known as CARF International). Learn More

Move & Play Program to Connect Seniors with Coastal Families

Move & Play Program to Connect Seniors with Coastal Families

Published July 31, 2018

Sunshine Coast Community Services (SCCSS) is launching Move & Play, a new opportunity for seniors to interact and share their skills with children and parents through two SCCSS family resource programs. Learn More

BC Poverty Reduction Plan, TogetherBC, Released

BC Poverty Reduction Plan, TogetherBC, Released

Published March 21, 2019

British Columbia’s first poverty reduction strategy, entitled TogetherBC, was released this week and sets a goal to reduce overall poverty in our province by 25% and child poverty by 50% by 2024. Learn More

Keeping People Housed to Launch in August

Keeping People Housed to Launch in August

Published August 3, 2018

In response to recommendations from community members at the BC Poverty Reduction Meeting hosted by Sunshine Coast Community Services (SCCSS) in March, SCCSS, Sunshine Coast Credit Union and The Co-operators have come together to create a new service that will play a role in addressing the key issue brought up across the province: housing. Learn More

Children's Festival & Duck Pluck Returns June 15

Children's Festival & Duck Pluck Returns June 15

Published April 24, 2019

The Children's Festival and Duck Pluck returns on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Dougall Park from 10am - 2pm. This year's event will feature the musical talents of JUNO-nominated Will Stroet of Will's Jams, Graham Walker and Mr. Doug. In additional, there will be face painting, a dress up box & photo booth, storytime with local author Sarah Joseph and a teddy bear hospital! Learn More

Community Outlines Coast Poverty Strategy for BC Government

Community Outlines Coast Poverty Strategy for BC Government

Published March 13, 2018

What are the issues facing you and your neighbours in poverty right now? What would work to help you and other community members get out of poverty? These were the two questions asked of Sunshine Coast residents at the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy meeting at Roberts Creek Community Hall on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Learn More

Community Dialogue Generates Housing Questions

Community Dialogue Generates Housing Questions

Published August 21, 2018

 On Thursday, September 20, over 70 Sunshine Coast residents generated tough questions for upcoming All Candidates meetings in a Community Dialogue on Housing at Roberts Creek Hall as part of the Local Government and Housing series. Download the questions and election toolkit. Learn More

Food Bank Extends Hours

Food Bank Extends Hours

Published March 21, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Food Bank extended its hours to assist those who faced challenges in getting to the food bank during scheduled distribution times. Learn More