Sechelt Social & Community Services

By: Bigpacific  06-Dec-2011

Sunshine Coast Community Health Council Saint Mary's Hospital (604) 885-2224
St. Mary's Hospital was built in 1964 on land donated by the Sechelt Indian Band. St. Mary's is the region's only acute-extended care facility and must meet a diverse set of medical needs.

The hospital offers the following services/programs:

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology facility
  • Laboratory
  • Emergency Room and heli-pad
  • Ambulatory care facility
  • 2 operating suites & Post-operative assessment room
  • 29 acute in-patient beds
  • 4 bed Intensive Care Unit

Totem Lodge (604) 885-8602
Totem Lodge is the only extended care facility on the Sunshine Coast. The Lodge provides a homelike atmosphere for the fifty residents. Totems Lodge provides constant care, as many of the residents have difficulty in functioning due to chronic illness, trauma, or the aging process. A daily activity and music program is offered to enable residents to participate in exercise and social opportunities.

Kiwanis Village Care Home (604) 886-8132
Kiwanis Village is an Intermediate Care Facility providing 37 residents with 24-hour professional nursing supervision, daily living assistance, dietary service, housekeeping, laundry, recreation and social activities.

Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Facility (604) 885-5126
Built in 1983, this facility enables resident’s to live closer to family members on the Sunshine Coast. Shorncliffe is a 61-bed intermediate care facility, with 10 beds dedicated to the Special Care Unit. Some of the services/activities offered include a music therapy program, pastoral services, adult day care, and respite care.

Greencourt Seniors Housing (604) 885-5962
This 63-unit complex located in Sechelt offers senior citizens subsidized independent living facilities. Funded by the provincial government, this complex has been in existence for 30 years with future expansion expected in 2000.

Coast Garibaldi Community Health Services Society (CGCHSS) (604) 886-5600
Coast Garibaldi Community Health Services Society (CGCHSS) is the regional health service provider for the Sunshine Coast, formerly known as the Provincial Health Unit. Now under a regional mandate, the CGCHSS employs staff through funding from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children and Families. Local offices for CGCHSS are located at the corner of Inlet Ave. & Dolphin St. (Health Unit) and 5544 Sunshine Coast Highway (Mental Health Centre).

Services offered within the region include:

  • Health Protection; which includes Medical Health Officer, Environmental Health Officers and Facilities Licensing staff
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Continuing Care

Medical Services and Counseling
There is a wide range of medical services offered within the District of Sechelt, which include:

  • General Practitioners; approximately fifteen Physicians & Surgeons
  • Medical Clinics; Sechelt Medical Clinic 5531 Inlet Ave, 604-885-2257
  • Chiropractic Services; approximately five Chiropractic offices
  • Physiotherapy; approximately three Physiotherapist offices
  • Dentists; approximately nine Dentists in general practice
  • Massage Therapists; approximately six massage therapists
  • Counseling; eight counseling services offered


, 5520 Trail Ave., Sechelt  - 604-885-4088. 
Opening hours are: Mon-Fri from 11:30-5:30. The Community Resource Centre informs, refers, educates and empowers our community one person at a time. Services: Information and referral, community library, pro bono legal clinics (by appointment); community kitchen, free computer/Internet, one-to-one computer assistance (by appointment); community volunteer income tax program (by appointment); Sunshine Coast Living with Cancer Support Group (drop in every third Saturday of each month 1-3pm); workshops (money management, legal, parenting, cooking, and more); money management for women (advice, courses, support groups, e-newsletter, handouts), form filling (by appointment); Sunshine Coast Seniors Housing Information (by appointment), women's pot luck - drop in 2nd Wednesday of each month 12-1:30 pm. We also rent space for community networks, meetings and events. Call for further information or email .

Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) – Parks and Recreation Division (604) 885-2261
The Parks and Recreation Division co-ordinates leisure and recreational programs that are not provided by other groups or agencies for the entire Sunshine Coast. There are also a number of multi-use halls, which the SCRD offers for rent including: Coopers Green-Halfmoon Bay, Chaster House-Bonniebrook/ Gibsons, Frank West Hall – Elphinstone/Gibsons.

Example of programs provided include:

  • Parent-Tot Drop-In
  • Sechelt Food Bank
  • Volunteer and Information Centre

Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL) (604) 885-7455
Founded in 1958 and registered as a non-profit society, SCACL has a mandate to provide services to adults with mental disabilities. The society also recruits and screens respite caregivers who assist parents with caregiving responsibilities. Also, SCACL serves as a point of reference for many families with disabled school aged children.

Programs provided include:

  • Independent Living
  • Supported Employment
  • Day Program
  • Residential Services

Sunshine Coast Home Support Services Society (SCHSS) (604) 885-5144
The SCHSS provides support services and programs that enhance the quality of life for those who are elderly or disabled.

Programs provided include:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Hospice
  • Home-Based Detox Program
  • Telephone Tree
  • Adult Day Program

Sunshine Coast R.C.M.P Victim/Witness Services Program (604) 885-5554
The Victim/Witness Services Program provides assistance to all communities on the Sunshine Coast. With offices in both Gibsons and Sechelt, staff and volunteers are available to provide emergency services, information, assistance, referrals and court orientation/witness preparation.


Senior Citizens Activity Centre Society (604) 885-3513
This very active society has weekly activities and special events throughout the year. Events are held within the Activity Centre on Trail Avenue, with something for everyone. The Centre is also equipped with a commercial class kitchen, ballroom dance area, a pool table, and a number of multi-purpose rooms.

Weekly activities include:

  • Carpet Bowling
  • Qi-Gong
  • Oil Painting
  • Bridge


Sechelt is home to the following service clubs:

  • Royal Canadian Legion - Sechelt Branch 140
  • Sechelt Rotary Club
  • Sechelt Lions Club