Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society is a community-based organization that has been providing services for people on the Sunshine Coast since 1974. Our history is one of caring, commitment and flexibility.
We are a non-government organization overseen by a volunteer board of directors, funded by government contracts, foundations and community donations. We employ more than 90 professional staff, work with hundreds of volunteers and provide services through more than 30 programs all along the Coast in four key areas - Community Action and Engagement; Together Against Violence; Child and Family Counselling; and Family, Youth and Children's Services. Our programs support pregnant and new moms, families, children, youth, adults, and seniors through crisis response, support programs, housing, and advocacy.
We are honoured to provide services on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation and the Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation).
Our work is based on a vision of:
An engaged, healthy and thriving coast
We contribute to the achievement of this vision by:
Fostering social equity on the Sunshine Coast by creating opportunities for people to achieve their full potential.
Our work and this plan are most importantly values-based. While our Board and staff work from a broad foundation of personal and professional values, the following values highlight our organizational focus.
We recognize that the wellbeing of each of us is connected with the wellbeing of others and with our natural environment.
We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We actively create and maintain an organizational environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences and we value our individual and collective growth that results from dialogue and shared experiences.
We recognize that all people are nurtured when treated with compassion. We intentionally nurture individual and collective well-being, belonging and contribution.
We believe that respect is the foundation for our relationship with each other and with the land. Therefore, we pay close attention to how we treat all people and our natural world.
We believe that everyone should have equitable access to community resources and opportunities. We actively strive to level the playing field for those who are at a disadvantage in achieving access to community resources and opportunities.