What's on this month

What's happening at Community Services this month? There's always a lot going on with over 30+ programs that serve the community!

In addition to our regular programming, here's a list of upcoming events. If you would like more information about any of our programs and services, contact 604-885-5881 to speak to our Client Navigator or email navigator@sccss.ca - they will help find the right resources for you!

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Bellies and Babies / Parent-Tot Drop-In

For regular Bellies and Babies scheduling, click here. For regular Parent-Tot Drop-In scheduling, click here.

Ukelele Group

Want to learn to play ukulele while your children play? This FREE 4-week class is designed for the parents and caregivers of young children. It is a beginner's class - no music experience or knowledge is needed. You will learn simple ukulele chords and songs. Your kids can play while you develop a new skill or practice one you love! BYO or borrow one of our ukuleles.

WHO: Parents and caregivers with kids aged 0-6.
WHEN: Tuesdays, July 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:00 - 11:30 am
WHERE: Gibsons Community Centre, 700 Park Road, Gibsons
COST: There is no cost to attend. Registration required. To register or for more information contact Shirley French on 604-865-1108 or email sfrench@sccss.ca.
 

Elimination Communication!

Support your child to a successful transition out of diapers! Learn the tolls to help you become more aware of your child's bathroom cues. The focus will be on communication with babies and tots from birth- 18 months..

WHO: Parents and caregivers with babies and tots from birth - 18 months.
GIBSONS: Monday, August 15 from 10-11 am at Dougal Park, Gower Point Road, Gibsons
SECHELT: Tuesday, August 16 from 10-11 am at The Family Place, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt
COST: There is no cost to attend. Registration required. To register or for more information contact Shirley French on 604-865-1108 or email sfrench@sccss.ca.

Child Care Resource and Referral

Stop by our child friendly office — there is a play area for the children — and find out how the Child Care Resource and Referral Program can support you. For more regular operating hours in Sechelt and Gibsons, click here. For more detailed information or register for events, visit coastccrr.ca, email coastccrr@sccss.ca or call 604-885-5657.


Sunshine Coast Food Bank

Food is distributed to our customers on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Will it be your first time accessing the Food Bank? Check here for details on what to bring for your first visit. For more information call 604-885-5881 ext. 240 or email scfoodbank@sccss.ca.

WHEN: Wednesdays 10:00am - 5:30 pm
WHERE: 5657 Lamprey Lane, Sechelt
 

Fresh Food For All Market

Locally grown produce available at low cost or "pay what you can". With the support of local farmers, we are once again offering our affordable market for program participants of Sunshine Coast Community Services with the goal of increasing access to healthy, affordable, locally grown produce. Come out and grab some fresh veggies, chat with staff and volunteers to learn more about healthy eating and the importance of our local food system! For more information contact Chris Hergesheimer, email chergesheimer@sccss.ca or call 604-865-0190.

WHO: SCCSS program participants and friends.
WHEN: Every Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm June 30 - September 8
WHERE: The Family Place parking lot, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt
 

Arrowhead Clubhouse

Arrowhead Clubhouse is a place where people living with mental illness can come to learn skills, get support and build relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment. For more information on Arrowhead Clubhouse and how you can become a member contact fhatton@sccss.ca or visit arrowclub.org.

WHO: Arrowhead Clubhouse members.
WHEN: Monday to Thursday, 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
WHERE: 5554 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt.

Community Services Thrift Store

At the Community Services Thrift Store, you can find all sorts of gems! We are a social enterprise and not-for-profit and operate with the dedication of volunteers. Every dollar at our Thrift store goes directly toward supporting SCCSS programs and participants.

WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and holidays
WHERE: 731 North Road, Gibsons.

Youth Outreach

The Youth Otreach program works to increase youth safety by connection and referring youth to local resources, focusing on risk reduction and providing the community with a broader understanding of youth issues.

Gender Diverse Network BBQ

An all-ages space for local gender diverse folks to connect, share and create community. Please join us for our annual GDN BBQ! Feel free to bring friends, family, and other allies. We will provide meat, vegan, and gluten free options.

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Sechelt Youth Centre, 5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt.
COST: There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Shayne 604-865-0812 or email sforster@sccss.ca.
 

Beat the Summer - Youth Indigenous Festival

An opportunity to lift up, learn about and appreciate indigenous arts and culture! Come along to the Youth Indigenous Festival, featuring food, vendors, DJ's and workshops. From 8:30 pm enjoy a set by headline performer, Dakota Bear. Everyone is welcome! This event is a collaboration between SCCSS, shishalh Nation, Dakota Bear, MCFD and Land Back Records.

WHEN: Friday, August 19, 4:00 - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Hackett Park, Sechelt.
COST: This is a free event. Bring your friends! For more information, contact the Youth Outreach team on Instagram @SCyouthoutreach or call/text 604-865-0178.
 

Queer Youth Drop-In

A chance to hang out, have fun and get to know your community! Join us this month for popsicles and water balloons…..!

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Sechelt Youth Centre, 5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt.
COST:  There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact the Youth Outreach team on Instagram @SCyouthoutreach or call/text 604-865-0178.