The Southern Gulf Islands Neighbourhood House supports Saturna, Galiano, Mayne, and Pender Islands

We connect people and empower them to create the change they want to see in their communities.

Our Programs

Community Justice Program

This stand-alone program offers services such as peacemaking, dispute resolution, and restorative justice.

Seniors Programs

To support Seniors on the Southern Gulf Islands we offer a range of programs using local facilities that have been designed to keep Seniors engaged, active, and connected.

Youth Programs

We have several programs for youth of all ages that have been designed to meet the unique needs of children, preteens, youth, and young adults on the Southern Gulf Islands.

Food security

We support community members to have access to adequate amounts of safe and nutritious foods and offer programs that involve free or low-cost foods, community kitchens, and food education.

Family Resources

We offer support to families in a variety of ways including mediation, navigation, and referrals to community resources. We also offer discretionary and time-limited emergency resources.

Volunteers

Our goal is to advance volunteerism and community engagement in the Southern Gulf Islands, and we need your help to do this. Help us fill in the gaps in services to our community and volunteer today to support one or more of the valuable programs and services we offer.

Diversity Statement

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 whole hearty 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.

Mission

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.

Objectives

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.