OUR VISION AND VALUES

We seek to be a sign that love and community are possible between all people; to awaken and inspire the imagination in others for shared life with the stranger; to nurture and tend intentional communities to be spaces of belonging where friendships extending acceptance, listening and grace may be built.

Living together

 

Values

  • Belonging
    We cultivate community life in which every person feels important and accepted and can grow in their own gifts.
  • Friendship
    We companion one another, nudging each other toward greater trust and openness.
  • Stewardship
    We give thoughtful care to our buildings, our spaces and each other honouring the fragility and resilience of one another and our environment.
  • Grace
    We offer one another forgiveness knowing that we love poorly, acts of restoration knowing that we are all in this together, and laughter knowing that it is the best medicine.

OUR STORY

Like our logo, Salsbury Community Society is made up of many dots: staff and board members, the vulnerable individuals we welcome and serve, and those who volunteer and partner with us.

Come dwell for a moment in our story and connect the dots ...

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OUR PEOPLE

Our Staff

Jeanette Moss

Director of Strategy & Development, Acting Lead: Jeanette provides overall leadership, strategic direction and management to the Co:Here building and community. As well as communication, fundraising and human resources, Jeanette has provided organizations with strategic policy development, program management, evaluation, successful grant writing, human resource support and organizational leadership.

Rachel Selinger

Facilities Manager: Rachel is responsible for taking care of the physical building including unit repairs, preventative maintenance, and asset management. She has an Architectural degree, hands-on experience in construction and building management, has worked with local non-profits in housing policy and advocacy, and has served as a resident and facilitator in a local cohousing community.

Esther Nam

Administration Manager: Esther manages the administrative tasks and office space at Co:Here. She works closely with the Board of Directors Finance Committee on the annual operating and reserve budgets, and with residents on room bookings, rent, and other administrative tasks. Esther has a background in International Development and Biology, as well as experience leading interns and facilitating community-based organizing while working in the Downtown Eastside with vulnerable youth, seniors struggling with mental illness and families.

Simeon Pang

Social Sustainability Coordinator: Simeon is responsible for co-creating a healthy community infrastructure that will help residents to feel connected, care for their neighbours, and engage with the wider neighbourhood. He draws experience from working in community program facilitation and supported social enterprises, as well as the mental health and addictions sector with adults in residential programs.

Our Board

The SCS Board is comprised of volunteers who are passionate and curious about neighbouring and
housing justice. Our board members come from a range of professional and lived experience backgrounds
including non-profit finance, academics, social work, policy development, and community building.
Together, we bring a range of perspectives and skillsets to bear on the policy and work of SCS.

We are always looking for volunteers who can join us in our work. If you are interested in
volunteering on-site (e.g. maintenance), on a committee, or on our board please reach out.
Note that, for board members, we have a specific need for new members with experience in
law, fundraising and donor development, and anti-oppressive practices.

Ericka Stephens-Rennie

Caitlin Adam

Crystal Chu

Tim Roulson

Steve Screpnek