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.

Early Childhood Explorations

Connect with your child and with other families as our facilitators guide you through a welcoming and creative program facilitated by program staff and ECPN pedagogist Janet Lacroix, who will work on a drawing project with the group. You will experience - Open and creative art opportunities - Play-based activities - Outdoor play - Circle time with songs and story telling - A nutritious snack

WHO:  Parents and caregivers with children ages 2.5-5
WHEN:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Sept 22 - Dec 15

WHERE:  Family Place, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt 

COST:  There is no cost to attend
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 Ukulele 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.

To register or for more information contact Shirley French on 604-865-1108 or email sfrench@sccss.ca.

WHO:  Parents and caregivers with kids aged 0-6
WHEN:  Tuesdays, Nov 22 - Dec 13  from 10:00 - 11:30 am
WHERE:  Gibsons Rec Centre, 700 Park Road, Gibsons
COST:  There is no cost to attend! Call to register.

 

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.


Infant Development Program

The Infant Development Program (IDP) provides support for families of children aged birth to three who have a developmental delay, are at risk for a developmental delay, or have been diagnosed with a disability. 

Fall Playgroup

Playgroup is a place where you and your child can play and socialize in an informal, small group setting. Playgroup provides an opportunity to engage in developmental activities and play, meet other families, and talk to your IDP consultant. To register or for more information, contact:
Michelle Dickie, 604-865-0122 | mdickie@sccss.ca or Stephanie Mackie, 604-865-0876 | smackie@sccss.ca.

WHO: Parents and caregivers with children from birth to 36 months.
WHEN: Thursdays, October 6 - December 9 from 10:00 - 11:30 am

WHERE: The Family Place, 5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt.

COST: There is no cost to attend. Call to register.


Sunshine Coast Food Bank & Food Security Programs

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

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.

Art and Bake Sale!

Save the date for the 2022 Arrowhead Clubhouse Art & Bake sale! Browse and purchase Christmas decorations, artwork, calendars, cookbooks and of course Christmas cookies created by Arrowhead Clubhouse members. Proceeds from each sale go directly to the artist and towards funding future art projects at the Clubhouse. Hope to see you there!

WHO: Everyone is welcome. 
WHEN: Friday, December 9, 11:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE: Arrowhead Clubhouse, 5554 Inlet Road, 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

The Gender Diverse Network (GDN) is a monthly therapeutic drop-in for those who identify or question whether they fall within the gender diverse spectrum (transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, etc.). The GDN is a multi-generational group open to people aged 16+ to connect with others, give and share information, and seek support. If you’re under 16 and seeking resources, please feel free to contact Shayne (see below). The drop-in is on the second Thursday of every month.

WHEN:  Next drop-in is Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
WHERE:  Sechelt Youth Centre - 5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt.
DETAILS:
 Contact Shayne for more details at 604-865-0812 or email sforster@sccss.ca.

Queer Youth Drop-In

A chance to hang out, have fun and get to know your community! This event is held on the fourth Thursday of every month at Sechelt Youth Centre and food is always provided. For more information, contact the Youth Outreach team on Instagram @SCyouthoutreach or call/text 604-865-0178.

WHEN:  Queer Youth Drop-In for December is cancelled. See you in the New Year on Thursday, January 26!
WHERE:  Sechelt Youth Centre - 5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt.
COST:  There is no cost to attend.