The Public Safety section is responsible for providing promotions and services to enhance community safety. The section's services include Youth Recreation and Youth Justice workers.


Comprehensive Safety Strategy Survey


About the Comprehensive Safety Strategy Project


Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

With the province and economy beginning to reopen, people are beginning a return to their pre-COVID-19 lives; life is slowly returning to something like normal. It is important to remember, just like taking health and safety precautions, you should remain alert and aware because fraudsters are still trying to catch you off guard and trick you out of your hard-earned money. Read about some of the common scams that you can watch out for.

Common Scams

Internet Scams

Social Media Scams


Resumption of Ordinary Court Operations

The Provincial Court of British Columbia recognizes that the Province is still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Public Health Officers of Canada and the Province still require people to keep a safe distance from each other, but currently there can be a cautious reopening of public places with health and safety protocols in place to minimize the transmission of the virus. Taking this into account, the Provincial Court has developed the plan set out in this Notice to resume further court operations.

Read the entire document here.


OKIB Youth Council

Deadline to apply has been extended to September 1, 2020

Calling all youth ages 14 to 25. The Okanagan Indian Band invites you to apply to the Okanagan Youth Leadership Council! Please read about the Youth Council and fill out the application form. It's a great way to develop leadership skills for the future.


Self-management Resources for Community Members

Follow this link to see a list of free resources that you can use to learn, support and self-manage mild to moderate mental health concerns. Information regarding the programs is taken directly from their websites and is in their words, wherever possible.


Okanagan Quick Links

Community Safety Information

Click here to read some tips on keeping your home, family and the community safe.

Educational Institutes

Okanagan College https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Student_Services/students/aboriginal.html
UBC Okanagan https://students.ok.ubc.ca/aboriginal-students/
En’owkin Centre http://www.enowkincentre.ca/
School District #22 http://www.sd22.bc.ca/Programs/abed/Pages/default.aspx
School District #23 https://www.centralokanaganindigenouseducation.com/
School District #83 https://ie.sd83.bc.ca/
Open Door Education Centre http://northokanagan.fetchbc.ca/service.html?i=464
Alternate Schools Programs & Services http://northokanagan.fetchbc.ca/service.html?i=464

Community Supports

BC 211 www.bc211.ca/
North Okanagan Friendship Centre http://www.vernonfirstnationsfriendshipcentre.com/
Ki low Naw Friendship Society https://www.kfs.bc.ca/
Ookanakane Friendship Centre https://www.friendshipcentre.ca/
Okanagan Training and Development Council https://www.otdc.org/
Native Courtworker, Vernon http://redbookonline.bc211.ca/service/9497657_9497657/vernon_office
Restorative Justice North Okanagan http://www.restorativejusticesociety.ca/board-members.html
Vernon Native Housing http://www.veronnativehousing.ca
Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan https://www.socialplanning.ca/

Wellness Supports

First Nation Treatment Centre’s in BC https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=16QcbD8dyq1rVa-DQTWtIRuUNDBo&ll=51.30875292703764%2C-122.35096214079993&z=5

Detox:

The Bridges Withdrawal Management Services http://kb.fetchbc.ca/service.html?i=1670
Phoenix Centre – Detox http://www.phoenixcentre.org/detox
Kuu-us Crisis Line Society https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/mental-health-substance-use/resources/kuu-us-crisis-line
Archway Society for Domestic Peace https://archwaysociety.ca/
Hope Outreach https://hopeokanagan.com/
Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Program http://www.noyfss.org/programs/cammy-lafleur-street-nurse-outreach-program
Turning Points Collaborative Society http://turningpoints.ngo/
North Okanagan Youth & Family Services Society http://www.noyfss.org/
First Nation Health Authority https://www.fnha.ca/
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/indigenous-health
Health Link BC – Women’s Health Topics https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/common-health-concerns/women
Kelty Mental Health Resource – BC Children’s Hospital https://keltymentalhealth.ca/anxiety

Transportation

Vernon https://www.bctransit.com/vernon/home
Kelowna https://www.bctransit.com/kelowna/home
Penticton https://www.bctransit.com/south-okanagan-similkameen/schedules-and-maps
Ebus https://myebus.ca/bc-schedules?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImvjj64uN5QIVgx-tBh2mZALcEAAYASAAEgIujvD_BwE
Handy-dart https://www.bctransit.com/vernon/riderinfo/handydart

Taxi

Vernon https://www.tourismvernon.com/en/stay/Taxi-Companies.aspx
Kelowna https://www.kelownacabs.ca/
Penticton https://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/Taxis/Penticton+BC