Join Our Housing Webinar

On November 29 from 6:30pm to 8pm, we are hosting a free public Webinar:   “Small Housing in Rural Communities: Expanding Housing Options and Reducing Development Impacts”   Hosted by Elizabeth FitzZaland, our guest panel will include Jake Fry and Carl Isaak of Small Housing BC – a non-profit organization that has province-wide experience in… Continue reading Join Our Housing Webinar

New Proposal to Fix the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring

With an increasing shortage of affordable housing for our workforce, Salt Spring Island’s housing crisis is worsening and impacting every aspect of our community – our seniors, businesses, hospital and schools. To find a path forward to a more resilient, ecologically sustainable community, we published Homes for Islanders: An Integrated Housing Solutions Framework for Salt… Continue reading New Proposal to Fix the Housing Crisis on Salt Spring

Navigating Water Needs in a Housing Crisis

Public and Private Potable Water Systems and Existing and Emerging Water Conservation Strategies On June 15, 2023 Salt Spring Solutions, the SSI Watershed Protection Alliance and Transition Salt Spring co-hosted a free community workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of using potable rainwater on the islands for commercial, institutional and multiunit development. The workshop… Continue reading Navigating Water Needs in a Housing Crisis

Gulf Islanders need housing solutions

By Mairi Welman A commentary by the co-chair of Salt Spring Solutions, published in the Times Colonist. To see the original article, please follow this link. Lack of housing is an issue in communities large and small across Canada. However, one of the key reasons that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has… Continue reading Gulf Islanders need housing solutions

Local group issues prescription for housing solutions on Salt Spring Island

A core reason that solving the housing crisis on Salt Spring Island has been such a tough nut to crack is because of the fragmented nature of the island’s governance and lack of coordination and collaboration between government organizations, says local community group Salt Spring Solutions.