Central Okanagan

Community Resources
Resources

Charities, Foundations

Before You Give...
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) web site
has a useful resource called ‘Giving to
Charity: Information for Donors’. Facts
about tax savings, donation receipts,
charities regulations, and how to be an
informed donor. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/donors/
1.800.267.2384
1.800.665.0354 TTY


BC Cancer Foundation
Make a gift in memory to honour the life of
a loved one, friend, family member
www.bccancerfoundation.com
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna V1Y 5L3
250.712.3921 1.866.230.9988


BC SPCA
Non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting and enhancing the quality of life
for domestic, farm and wild animals
1.855.622.7722 Animal Cruelty Hotline
• Kelowna Branch
www.spca.bc.ca/branches/kelowna/
3785 Casorso Road V1W 4M7
250.861.7722


Canadian Cancer Society
Make a One-time Gift, Monthly Gift,
Honour Gift, Memorial Gift
www.cancer.ca
102-1433 St. Paul Street
Kelowna V1Y 2E4
250.762.6381 1.800.403.8222


Canadian Red Cross
Donate online, by mail, by phone, monthly
giving, gifts of stock, planned giving -
legacy, RRSPs
www.redcross.ca
124 Adams Road, Kelowna V1X 7R2
250.491.8443 1.800.661.3308


Central Okanagan Foundation
A trusted place where donors go to give
and charities go for support towards
valuable endeavours
www.CentralOkanaganFoundation.org
225-1889 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5
250.861.6160
See our ad on page 81


Heart & Stroke Foundation
In Memoriam, In Honour, or general
donations
www.heartandstroke.bc.ca
4-1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9
778.313.8090 1.866.432.7833
See our ad on page 66


KGH Foundation
A gift in your Will provides a lasting gift of
care by supporting the KGH Foundation’s
mission to enhance the delivery of health
care to the patients of Kelowna General
Hospital and its associated facilities
www.kghfoundation.com
2268 Pandosy St., Kelowna V1Y 1T2
250.862.4438
See our ad and article on page 8

 

Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Planned Giving. A personal legacy that
gives back for years to come
PO Box 20193, RPO Town Centre
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9H2 250.763.1040
http://kelownawomensshelter.com
Twitter: @KelownaShelter
Facebook.com/Kelowna.womens.shelter
See our ad and article on page 79


Central Okanagan Hospice Association
Offering compassionate care, comfort,
support and learning to those who are
dying or grieving within our community
www.hospicecoha.org
104-1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna V1Y 2E6
See our ad on page 93
• COHA Foundation
Ensure future funding of hospice
programs, continuation of services
www.cohafoundation.org
250.763.5511 Office
• 250.862.4126 Hospice House


Sing For Your Life Foundation, BC
Improving the health and wellbeing of
older Canadians who live at home or in
residential care, though music.
nigel@sing4yourlife-canada.org
http://sfylc.org 250.860.5408 Nigel


Terry Fox Foundation
Working together to outrun cancer
www.terryfox.org
2669 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G7
1.888.836.9786


UBC Okanagan
Development and Alumni Engagement
Create a legacy of learning for students
invest.okanagan@ubc.ca
250.807.8565
See our ad and article on page 20


United Way Central and South
Okanagan/Similkameen
Building a better community
www.unitedwaycso.com
202-1456 St. Paul Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6
250.860.2356
1.855.232.1321


The War Amps
Since 1918, has met the needs of war
amputees. The Association continues to
serve them, and all Canadian amputees,
including children through the Child
Amputee (CHAMP) program
www.waramps.ca
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4
1.800.363.4067
See our article on page 26
See our ad on page 27


Variety-The Children’s Charity of BC
Leave a Bequest in your Will to Variety
& BC children who have special needs
www.variety.bc.ca
4300 Still Creek Dr., Burnaby V5C 6C6
Toll Free: 310.KIDS (5437)
See our ad on page 82

Resource Centres

Kelowna Community Resources
Community, Family, Adoption, Immigrant &
Employment Services - check web site for
details. Volunteer opportunities
https://kcr.ca
620 Leon Avenue 250.763.8008
• Crisis Line
Trained volunteers provide support to
individuals experiencing emotional or
situational distress, relationship issues,
and social isolation. For volunteering
information, contact Administration office
250.763.8058 ext. 233
If you are in crisis, please call
1.888.353.2273


Peachland Wellness Centre
We link people to services, information,
and other people. Bereavement, Wellness
Circle, Computer Literacy, Transportation,
Better at Home, Outreach, Tai Chi - see
web site for list of Programs & Services
www.peachlandwellnesscentre.ca
4426 Fifth Street, Peachland
250.767.0141 Mon-Fri - 9am-3pm


Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre
Enhancing the lives of seniors by providing
information & referral, various services
and volunteer programs. Better at Home.
Annual Senior Safety Fair in June. See
web site for more information
www.seniorsoutreach.ca
102-2055 Benvoulin Court 250.861.6180

 

Service Organizations

Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans
Veterans service organization
www.kelownaarmynavy.com
270 Dougall Road North, Kelowna
250.765.1818
See our ad and article on page 39


BC Partners for Mental Health and
Addictions Information
Mental health and substance use
information you can trust
www.heretohelp.bc.ca
310.6789 BC Mental Health Information
and Distress Line Network - Free & available
24/7. Call for information or if you just
need someone to talk to
www.heretohelp.bc.ca/connect/
community-resources
1.800.661.2121 - order publications


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan
Mission to support and enhance the wellbeing
of young people through positive
mentoring relationships. Donate clothing,
household items at Value Village
www.bigs.bc.ca
102-151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna
250.765.2661 1.800.404.4483


Canadian Blood Services
Recruits blood donors, organize and
operate blood donor clinics to provide
blood for hospitals in Canada. Use ‘clinic
locator’ on web site for Kelowna, West
Kelowna and UBCO locations and times
www.blood.ca
1.888.236.6283


Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society
If you or someone you care about has
experienced sexualized violence, abuse in
a relationship, harassment, or conflict with
the law, you may benefit from the services
provided including Specialized Victim
Assistance, Crisis Support Information
about the legal system, Advocacy and
accompaniment to hospital, RCMP, Crown

and court
www.empowerific.com
280-1855 Kirschner Road 250.763.4613


Council of Senior Citizens
Organizations of BC (COSCO)
Purpose is to advance the social and
physical welfare of all BC elder citizens
www.coscobc.org ecbayer@gmail.com
604.916.5151 President Lorraine Logan
604.576.9734 Secretary Ernie Bayer


Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Provides free, confidential services to
women and children impacted by family
violence and abuse. Service available
24/7. For information or assistance, call
250.763.1040
www.kelownawomensshelter.ca
See our ad and article on page 79
• Thrift Store
6-368 Industrial Avenue
250.762.8561 Thrift store proceeds
support Shelter Services


Kelowna Family Centre
Confidential professional counselling
services to adults and families. Group and
individual counselling
www.kfscs.com
204-347 Leon Avenue
250.860.3181


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mission to stop impaired driving and
support victims of this crime
www.madd.ca
• Western Region Chapter Services Manager.
1.877.676.6233 Tracy Crawford
• MADD Central Okanagan Chapter
www.maddchapters.ca/centralokanagan
www.facebook.com/maddokanagan
250.317.9877


• #8294 (#TAXI) On your cell. Any cab.
Anywhere. Anytime. Don’t Drink & Drive
• Download ‘The Ride’, #TAXI’s new App
http://gettherideapp.com

 

People in Motion - The Kelowna &
District Society for
Develop & enhance the lives & informal
supports for people with disAbilities and
seniors with special needs. Office hours
vary - call for an appointment
www.pimbc.ca
23-1720 Ethel Street
250.861.3302


Royal Canadian Legion
Legion’s 1600 branches provide support
to seniors & veterans including low-cost
housing, health care and home support
www.legionbcyukon.ca
• 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna
www.kelownalegion.ca
250.762.4117
• 15712 Oyama Road, Oyama
250.548.3521
• 4407 2 Street, Peachland
250.767.9404
• 6-2525 Dobbin Road, Westbank
250.768.4330


Salvation Army
www.kelownasalvationarmy.ca
• Kelowna Community Church
Seniors’ Drop-In - Wednesdays from
10 am-1 pm Sept-June in church gym
1480 Sutherland Avenue
250.860.2329
• Community Life Centre
Assisting those in transition to brighter future
200 Rutland Road South
250.765.3450 option 2
• Thrift Stores
www.kelownathriftstore.ca
• 200 Rutland Road S. 250.765.3450
• 101-3531 Old Okanagan Highway
West Kelowna 250.768.1850
• 103-1511 Sutherland Avenue
778.478.7250 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm


St. John Ambulance
First aid training, volunteer community
services. Course calendar on web site.
Therapy Dog services www.sja.ca/bc
1941 Kent Road
250.762.2840

 

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