The Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House supports Saturna, Galiano, Mayne, and Pender Islands
The Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House values and celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. We foster an inclusive environment where individual differences among us, including but not limited to differences in race, age, religion, faiths, beliefs, colour, gender identities, education levels, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, physical or mental capabilities, and family, and socio-economic status are not only respected and appreciated, but recognized as a source of strength.
We recognize that our membership, our volunteers, our Board of Directors, and our staff bring their own unique capabilities, experiences, and characteristics to their work. We value such diversity at all levels. It enriches the Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House and workplace. We wholeheartedly believe that diversity benefits individuals, The Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House, and our communities.
We have the expectation that all who provide or receive services of the Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House will extend the same respect to all those they meet.
Truth and Reconciliation Statement
With great respect, the Southern Gulf Island Neighborhood House’s confirms that our work takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We are situated on the unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous people who have lived here for more than 10,000 years ago. The W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous people are known as being part of the Coast Salish First Nations, including the Tsawout, Tseycum, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Penelakut, Lyackson, and others. It is with gratitude that we extend our services throughout Indigenous territories across the west coast of Turtle Island.
The Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House serves individuals and families of Saturna, Galiano, Mayne, and Pender Islands by engaging their skills and talents to enhance self-sufficiency, promote well-being, and reduce poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs in order to build caring sustainable communities for all residents, especially those who are most vulnerable.
We recognize and work, in partnership with all stakeholders, to dismantle the systemic barriers facing our communities, while remaining responsive to the needs and priorities of individual program participants.