Resources you’ll find on this page include:
| Directory of Community Services | Street Survival Guide |
| Step-by-Step Intro to the Online Database | Public Access Computer Sites |
| Mental Health Resources | Legal Services Guide | Media Resources Guide |
| Brochures: Community Info Database and Community Information & Volunteer Centre |
For Service Providers
| Basic Needs Resource Guide | Children & Youth with Special Needs Resource Guide |
| Apps for Special Education | Adult Services Guide | Youth Services Guide |
| Monthly Bulletin | Monthly Bulletin Archives | Suicide Prevention Handbook |
| Volunteering Central Okanagan Style | Volunteer Centre Column |
| Weekly eVent Banner Ad | Brochure: Overview of Volunteer Management |
| The Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement |
| National Occupational Standards: For Managers of Volunteer Resources |
Directory of Community Services: Central Okanagan
Provides detailed information on the programs and services in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland. This 300+ page directory outlines community, health and social service agencies, as well as federal, provincial and municipal government services. A Winter and Spring edition are published each year. You can purchase one edition of the Directory for $30.00. Click here to order a print Directory.
A database of community information is available online. Click here to search the online directory.
Street Survival Guide
The Street Survival Guide is a handy one-page publication with listings on where to find a meal, medical attention, clothing, a hot cup of coffee, or where to find a place to sleep for the night.
Step-by-Step Introduction to the Online Database
Legal Services Guide
The Legal Services Guide is a brief listing of legal assistance, advocacy, family law, housing, estates, credit, judicial, and online resources.
Media Resources Guide
The Media Resources Guide is a quick reference for local newspapers, magazines and online media in the Central Okanagan. KCR provides this FREE service to support your non-profit organization. Please submit your event ideas for Banner Ads and your volunteer recruitment for the Volunteer Centre column.
Calendar of Events & Festivals in the Central Okanagan
A community calendar filled with activities, events, and places to volunteer.
- View the Calendar of Community Events
- Submit your event for the Calendar of Community Events
- View the Calendar Archives
Holiday Events Guide
A list of free and low-cost activities during the Christmas season, available mid-November.
For Service Providers
Basic Needs Resource Guide
Services are briefly explained and organized by primary needs such as food, clothing, housing, hygiene, outreach, and employment.
Children and Youth with Special Needs Resource Guide
Apps for Special Education
Provides a comprehensive list of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch apps for (Special) Education on subjects ranging from speech/language, sign language, organization/scheduling, reading/writing/math, music/song, art/photography, games, accessibility, early intervention, fine motor development, app collections, productivity, and remote desktop.
Adult Services Guide
A comprehensive guide for adults in need of clothing, food, shelter and other services in our community. Updated semi-annually. To print, please select legal paper, 2 sided print, flip on short edge.
Youth Services Guide
A handy guide for youth in need of clothing, food, and other helpful services. Updated semi-annually. To print, please select legal paper, 2 sided print, flip on short edge.
Monthly newsletter for the not-for-profit sector, includes news items, resources, and information on funding and workshops.
Click here to view the Monthly Bulletin in its new web-format on kcr.ca.
Suicide Prevention Handbook
Provides information on emergency programs and services in addition to suicide prevention guidelines for professionals.
Volunteering Central Okanagan Style
Looking for more information on volunteering in the Central Okanagan? Check out the latest Volunteering Central Okanagan Style magazine and the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair info pages. Click here to go to the Okanagan Volunteer Fair Information Page.
Capital News Volunteer Centre Column
Every Thursday, our Volunteer Centre column is published in the Capital News. Click here to go to the Volunteer Centre Column Archives Page.
eVent Banner Ad
Every Sunday, the Volunteer Centre banner ad is published in the eVent paper. We invite non-profit organizations to submit event information and partner with KCR in using this banner ad space. Click here to go to the eVent Banner Ad Archives Page, or click here to submit an event.
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement
Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. This includes volunteers working in leadership, direct service and virtual roles.
National Occupational Standards: For Managers of Volunteer Resources
Produced by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. The National Occupational Standard provides a foundation for the further development of key human resource and career planning tools.