Community Response Networks

Salt Spring Island Community Response Network

Salt Spring Island in the Strait of Georgia is the largest and most widely visited of the Gulf Islands. An island 194+ sq. km in size, Salt Spring’s population of 10,500+ consists of 30% seniors 65 and over. Salt Spring Island is also in the traditional territory of the Salishan peoples. In the 1850s, the island became a safe haven for African-Americans fleeing discriminatory legislation passed in California. In the 1960s, the island again became a refuge, this time for American draft during the Vietnam War.

Communities Served:

  • Salt Spring Island

Network Coordinator:
Jean Burgess
Phone: (250) 537-9971 Ext #0

Regional Mentor:
Cari Taylor

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Host Agency:
Salt Spring Island Community Services Centre

Community Contact List:
Local Community Contact List – Salt Spring Island

This contact information will put you in touch with people who are able to give you more information about services in your area. They are typically available during business hours Monday to Friday. Should this be an emergency situation, please consider calling your local RCMP detachment or the Police authority for your area.