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
UBC Okanagan
En’owkin Centre
School District #22
School District #23
School District #83
Open Door Education Centre
Alternate Schools Programs & Services

Community Supports

BC 211
North Okanagan Friendship Centre
Ki low Naw Friendship Society
Ookanakane Friendship Centre
Okanagan Training and Development Council
Native Courtworker, Vernon
Restorative Justice North Okanagan
Vernon Native Housing
Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan

Wellness Supports

First Nation Treatment Centre’s in BC


The Bridges Withdrawal Management Services
Phoenix Centre – Detox
Kuu-us Crisis Line Society
Archway Society for Domestic Peace
Hope Outreach
Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Program
Turning Points Collaborative Society
North Okanagan Youth & Family Services Society
First Nation Health Authority
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Health Link BC – Women’s Health Topics
Kelty Mental Health Resource – BC Children’s Hospital