Forward Steps

Forward Steps

We were told at the onset that to attempt a housing project of this nature would be a long process with many ups and downs. It often feels like it’s a step forward and two back. Some happy times it’s only one back and two forward. Here are some of our forward steps,...

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Rainbow Ridge Update

Rainbow Ridge Update

To our friends and supporters of the Rainbow Ridge project; we would like to update you on our progress over the past six months.  We’ve been focusing our limited staff resources on moving this project forward. Here is a quick overview of what’s been on our plate The...

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Taking Action on Housing

Taking Action on Housing

Canada has taken an action that a few years ago might have been unimaginable. It has banned the sale of real estate to non-Canadians for at least two years and perhaps beyond. Why? Because there is a massive housing shortage of affordable and regular housing for...

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Collecting Stories of Where You Live:  A Housing Survey

Collecting Stories of Where You Live: A Housing Survey

Cortes Island has partnered with the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness (CRDCEH).  After many months of planning, we are now ready to launch our survey project. This project is different from both the SRD's Transportation Survey and their...

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Home in the Time of War

Home in the Time of War

The atrocious and heartbreaking war in Ukraine may seem like it’s far way but we are all connected in our digital era, more than ever before. What happens there affects us all over the world. Canada has just opened her borders to unlimited immigrants from Ukraine for...

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2021 Year-End Housing Review

2021 Year-End Housing Review

The Cortes Island Seniors Society (CISS) and the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS) are delighted to report highlights from our affordable housing work in 2021. The Cortes Island Seniors Village Expansion was completed with the addition of 4 more cottages, which...

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