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Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and...

The Salvation Army Penticton

The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William and Catherine Booth. William left the comfort of the pulpit and took to the streets where he could reach out to the poor and the homeless, the hungry...
Quadraplegic man using Jouse, a mouth controller, to use a computer.A group of men and women, of various races and ages, graduating an employment program together.

Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is a national non-profit society providing services to people with disabilities. In British Columbia the programs offered in the Okanagan are the Employability program and...
osns child and youth development centre

Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society

The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society - Child and Youth Development Centre believes that early intervention for children with developmental challenges is a proven investment in the future of...
FarmFolk CityFolk Society supports sustainable, local agriculture!

FarmFolk CityFolk Society

FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. FFCF projects provide access to and protection of foodlands, support local growers and...
Quadraplegic man using Jouse, a mouth controller, to use a computer.A group of men and women, of various races and ages, graduating an employment program together.

Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is a national non-profit society providing services to people with disabilities. In British Columbia the programs offered in the Okanagan are the Employability program and...
osns child and youth development centre

Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society

The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society - Child and Youth Development Centre believes that early intervention for children with developmental challenges is a proven investment in the future of...

Accessible Okanagan

Accessible Okanagan was created to promote and provide peer group support for people with physical disabilities through weekly meetings, social events, special events, and sport. Accessible Okanagan...
View of the Penticton Art Gallery Habits by Janice Tanton

Penticton Art Gallery

The Penticton Art Gallery traces its foundation back to the 1950s and has served the citizens of Penticton in a number of locations before moving into its current purpose built facility on the shores...

Discovery House (Penticton Recovery Resource Society)

Discovery House is a long term, live-in, men's recovery home offering a home for men suffering from drug & alcohol addiction. Clients are provided with recovery programming to help them...

HELP4BC (Healthy Encounters & Lifestyle Priorities for British Columbia)

HELP4BC is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status whose focus is presenting the C.H.I.P. (Complete Health Improvement Program) to the South Okanagan. The main goal of C.H.I.P. is to...
Barred Owl recieving medication Rehabilitated Great Horned Owl being released

South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls

We are dedicated to rehabilitating injured birds of prey for release back to the wild, and to educating the public to the important role raptors play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon

The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. Founded in British Columbia in 1948 by...
Keremeos walk and talk meeting of Healthy Community BuildersPrinceton Town Councillor Kim Maynard, OSHLC Coordinator Angelique Wood, OSHLC Chair Toni Boot, and Summerland Healthy Community Initiative Coordinator Joanne Malar

Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Society

We are an alliance of organizations all interested in improving the health of our communities: Regional District Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS), Interior Health (IH), School District 67 (SD67),...
Manager Charlotte Stringam

NK'MIP DESERT HERITAGE SOCIETY

The Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Okanagan First Nation way of life, traditions and rare desert land where the People originally...

United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen

For 65 years, the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen has served the region from Lake Country in the North, to Osoyoos and Princeton in the South. Our Community Impact mission...
Agur Lake Camp Model

Agur Lake Camp Society

Provides a barrier free wilderness camp for children and adults with special needs, along with their families and caregivers. A place where they can retreat, rejuvenate and relax in a safe, outdoor...
Tyler learning to read using screen magnification assistive technologyMason learns to read with a tactile book

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and...
The SS Sicamous on the Lakeshore in PentictonSS Sicamous Heritage Society and Non Profit Penticton

SS Sicamous Marine Heritage Society

Working to protect the heritage of the Okanagan Valley.
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Special Olympics British Columbia Society

Since 1980, Special Olympics BC has provided individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society (SOVAS)

The South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society (SOVAS) provides counselling, court support and information to men, women and children who have experienced abuse.

Sing For Your Life Foundation

Music for Healthy Aging: Our Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of older Canadians who live at home or in residential care, through music. Our programs create more age...
Quadraplegic man using Jouse, a mouth controller, to use a computer.A group of men and women, of various races and ages, graduating an employment program together.

Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is a national non-profit society providing services to people with disabilities. In British Columbia the programs offered in the Okanagan are the Employability program and...
Volunteers - Friends of Summerland Ornamental GardensPresentation on Design and Installation of our new Demonstration Rain Garden

Friends of the Summerland Research Station Ornamental Gardens

The Friends of the Summerland Research Station Gardens Society’s was formed in 1991. Our mandate is to maintain, enhance and conserve the landscape features of the Gardens, and to provide a resource...
Tyler learning to read using screen magnification assistive technologyMason learns to read with a tactile book

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and...

Spinal Cord Injury BC

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC), helps people with spinal cord injury and related physical disabilities adjust, adapt and thrive as they deal with a new injury or struggle with the ongoing challenges...
osns child and youth development centre

Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society

The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society - Child and Youth Development Centre believes that early intervention for children with developmental challenges is a proven investment in the future of...
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