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Sea to Sky Community Services Society

Organization Details

Email: 
admin@sscs.ca
Phone: 
(604) 892 - 5796
Fax: 
(604) 892 - 2267
AGM: 
September
Membership: 
Full
Union(s): 
BCGEU
Budget: 
7 million
Year founded: 
0
Total Membership: 
250
Organization Region: 
Lower Mainland & Upper Fraser Valley

Squamish Office  Fax: 604-892-2267  Toll Free: 1-877-892-2022
Pemberton Office  Ph:  604-894-6101  Fax: 604-894-6333  Toll Free: 1-877-894-6106
Early Intervention Office (Squamish)  Ph: 604-892-8454  Fax: 604-892-8456

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program:  A free program designed to assist women in maintaining good health and having healthy babies.  The focus is on food supplements, nutritional counselling, support, education, referral to other services, and counselling to pregnant women.  Sea to Sky Corridor, Suzie Soman.

Nobody's Perfect:  A free parenting program for parents who are isolated and are parenting at least one preschooler.  This six-week program has free childcare, snack and transportation, if required. Sea to sky Corridor, Suzie Soman.

Parent-Tot Drop-in Program:  A donation based playgroup offering activities for parents and their children between 0 and 6 years of age.  The program provides social interaction, emotional support, parent education and role modelling.  Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton, Suzie Soman.

Mother Goose:  A free program offering a group experience for parents and their children between 0 and 18 months of age.  This group focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.  Parents gain skills and confidence enabling new and positive family interactions in the crucial early years.  Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton, Suzie Soman.

CHILD CARE SERVICES

All programs have a daily schedule which includes art, circle, indoor and outdoor play, and snack.

Dragon Flies:  A fee-based program operating Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 5:30pm. The Preschool program is for children between 2 1/2 and 5 years of age with a curriculum that follows the High/Scope approach.  This is an active learning approach to educating young children.  Children are provided with a wide range of materials to expand their learning.  The Early Childhood Educators plan experiences for children that encourage independent thinking, initiative and creativity.  Squamish, Suzie Soman.

Kid Kapers:  A fee based out of school program operating daily 3 - 6 pm when school is in session.  Full days, 8:30 am - 6 pm on all Pro-D days, and during summer holidays.  This program is for children between 5 and 12 years of age and offers pick up from a variety of schools.  Activities include:  cooking, drama, arts and crafts, science and exploration, homework time, relaxation and field trips.  Squamish, Suzie Soman.

Kinder Kapers:  A fee based program for children in am kindergarten.  This program offers pick up from a variety of schools.  Skills learned in kindergarten are enhanced through stimulating materials.  A caring an nurturing environment independence, friendship and respect.  Balance of structured and unstructured activities such as free play, outdoor play, art, music, circle, snack and field trips.  Squamish, Suzie Soman.

Little Deers Preschool: A fee based program operating Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am - 11:30am. The Preschool program is for children between 2 1/2 and 5 years of age with a curriculum that follows the High/Scope approach. This is an active learning approach to educating young children. Children are provided with a wide range of materials to expand their learning. The Early Childhood Educators plan experiences for children that encourage independent thinking, initiative and creativity. Pemberton, Tami Overbeck.

Kinder Bears: A fee based program for children in am kindergarten. This program offers pick up from Signal Hill Elementary. Skills learned in kindergarten are enhanced through stimulating materials. We offer a caring and nurturing environment that promotes independence, friendship and respect. Balance of structured and unstructured activities such as free play, outdoor play, art, music, reading, snack and field trips. Pemberton, Tami Overbeck.

Pemberton After School Club: A fee based out of school program operating daily 3 - 6 pm when school is in session. Full days, 8:30 am - 6 pm on Pro-D days. This program is for children between 5 and 12 years of age. Activities include: Outdoor active play, snack, reading, free play, homework time, relaxation and field trips. Pemberton, Tami Overbeck.

Sea to Sky Child Care Resource and Referral Program: A free program providing childcare information and advocacy for Sea to Sky corridor families and childcare providers. This program also provides subsidy support for families and care providers. Sea to Sky Corridor, Suzie Soman -- Squamish; Lisa McIntosh.

Toy Lending Library: Toys are borrowed free of charge on a weekly basis for children 0 - 6 years of age. Also included are age appropriate videos and resource books on parenting issues; Squamish, Suzie Soman.

Breastfeeding Support: Peer breastfeeding support is offered to moms through group meetings, telephone support and resources on breastfeeding; Squamish, Suzie Soman

 
OUTREACH SERVICES

British Columbia Employment Program (BCEP): Two free programs: JobWave,and JobSight providing employment services and resources and referrals to clients who have been referred by MHSD. These programs provide assistance and support to those clients identified and employment ready and clients who may have substance abuse and mental health issues. Sea to Sky Corridor, Kathy Daniels

ACHIEVE: Employment program for people with disabilities. Sea to Sky Corridor, Kathy Daniels

Family Development Program: A comprehensive program that provides family preservation and reunification services as well as family support services to children, youth and their families. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Supervised Visits: Provides a safe environment for family and child/children to interact. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Parent Child Mediation: Resolves conflicts in the family. Enables families to remain intact. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Parenting Classes: Group participants, through attendance and participation, increase their parenting skills and knowledge. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Support Counselling: Parents/caregivers will improve knowledge and skills to assure that: they maintain a safe and healthy environment for their family, the family unit remains intact, and the children who have been removed from the home will return to the home. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Youth: Youth agreements, services to transition youth to adulthood. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Kathy Daniels.

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP): Provides one-to-one counselling and/or group therapy to children who have experienced sexual abuse. Counselling also provided to non abusing family members. Children aged 4 - 18 receiving SAIP counselling will have improved mental/emotional health and an enhanced ability to cope with abuse they have experienced. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Leanna Buffie

Squamish Youth Resource Centre: This free program provides both a drop-in and structured program for local youth between 13 and 19 years of age. Young adults who are between 19 and 24 years of age can access resource and referral services. Squamish youth will have a safe place to receive assistance and support. Through programs, Squamish youth will learn new skills, enhance self esteem and problem solving skills, have an advocate and have access to recreation and the opportunity to develop and participate in youth driven programming and events. Squamish, Kathy Daniels, Renee Theoret.

Stopping the Violence (STV) Counselling Services for Women: A free program providing confidential one-on-one or group counselling to women who have been or are victims of violence or are in an abusive relationship, are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or have been sexually assaulted. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson, Leanna Buffie

Stopping the Violence (STV) Outreach Program: Assists women in the Pemberton and Whistler area in accessing education, information and referrals around abuse issues and violence prevention. Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton, Jan Oberson and Leanna Buffie

Support Recovery House: The house is a six-bed support recovery home for men and women over 19 years of age who identify themselves in recovery from addiction. Squamish, James Zenyk, james.zenyk@sscs.ca

Homeless Outreach Project: This program assists and supports homeless individuals to access income assistance, housing and the appropriate resources and support services. Sea to Sky Corridor, Jan Oberson and Kathy Daniels

Castle Rock Family Housing: 40 units of family social housing funded through BC Housing. Squamish, Dennis Smith, Jan Oberson and Leanna Buffie

Riverstones Housing Project: Contact Dennis Smith, Jan Oberson and Leanna Buffie

COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

Children's Services

Physical and Occupational Therapy Children's Program: Physical and Occupational Therapy services are provided to help children between 0 and 18 years of age to achieve their highest possible level of independent functioning within the home, school and community. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood.

Infant Development Program: The program delivers early intervention support to families with a child between 0 and 3 years of age who has a risk of or who has a known developmental delay or diagnosed disability. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood, Gabi Moeller.

Special Needs Children's Services: The program provides one to one or group opportunities to assist children between 13 and 18 years of age to develop social and recreational skills. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood.

Supported Child Development Program: The program is a community-based, family centred service to assist children with additional needs between 0 - 17 years of age. The program provides the support needed for children to successfully participate in community childcare settings. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood, Shannon Brown.

Behavioural Support Program: The program will provide funds to families or children to access generic or community based services to address behavioural issues as referred by Community Living BC. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood.

FASD Keyworker Program: The program provides support to families who have a child who may have been exposed prenatally to alcohol or who has Complex Developmental Behavioural Condition. Includes a parent to parent support component. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood.

Adult Services

Newport House: This is a residential home located in Squamish for adults living with a developmental disability. Our goal is to encourage opportunities which increase independence and participation in their home and community. Squamish, Liz Wood, Donna Bent Jully Buckley. Ronaye Daly

Life Skills & Community Access: This program assists persons living with a developmental disability in the acquisition of life skills. Services are provided in group or on a one to one basis. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood, Donna Bent

Community and Employment Services: This program provides pre-employment skill development and employment support to adults living with a developmental disability. Services include consultation to employers. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood, Donna Bent.

Home Sharing Program: This program assists adults with developmental disabilities to secure appropriate housing to meet their needs. Support is also available to obtain assistance in their home and for those providing the support. Sea to Sky Corridor, Liz Wood, Donna Bent

Addresses

Organization Address: 
38024 Fourth Avenue Squamish, BC V8B 0A7
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 949 Squamish British Columbia Canada V8B 0A7
Board Members: 

President, Shawn Jones

Staff Members: 

Executive Director, Jaye Russell