COF Spring 2019 Project Grant Recipients
Organization Project Name Description Amount Awarded
Astrolabe Musik Theatre Society The Lake / n'-ha-a-itk A musical documentary film about a historic opera in British Columbia. A collaboration between Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Westbank First Nation. The first and only Canadian opera on film. $15,000
BC Life Builders Rehabilitation Society

Building Confidence A new 12-month program consisting of skills development, educational and social opportunities for residents who live with persistent mental health challenges. $15,000
Canadian Mental Health Association Discovery College Discovery College will offer educational courses which are designed to increase a person’s knowledge, skills, abilities and confidence to self-manage their own mental health and well-being. $15,000
Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health Blood Pressure Monitoring Improvement Purchase 2 new mobile automated digital BP monitor units, 4 stand - alone units & 2 cardiac stethoscopes to be used in their exercise clinic. $5,268
Friends of South Slopes Society Enhancement of the Fairlane Trail System Friends of South Slopes Society maintains and builds multi use trails, planning for future inclusions and continually monitors needs for maintenance, improvements and sustainability. $10,000
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society Okanagan Parent Networking Group Support Central Okanagan activities for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. $1,000
Mamas for MamasLegal Advocate

A Legal Advocate for the At Risk Comprehensive Program will fill the justice gap for low income families waiting for legal aid.


Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

Social and Emotional Learning A program where participants will gain the skills required to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish healthy relationships, make reasonable decisions and handle challenging situations effectively. $15,000

Peachland Historical Society

Republishing Family History portion of Peachland Memories The second phase of republishing the family history portion and to re-name this new book The Pioneer Families of Peachland.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Foundation
Strengthening Communications for Conservation Build awareness of the importance of conservation in the Central and North Okanagan. The project will review, analyze, and identify next steps for aligning communication resources, objectives, and materials for the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program. $15,000
Startbright Children's Development Centre Assoc.

Safety Enclosure and Surfacing Provide a secure wrought-iron gate and enclosure that allows for locking at night. In addition, to remediate the staircase to ensure non-slip surfacing. $10,000
Uptown Rutland Business Association

Uptown Mural Creation of a mural at the Shepherd Rd Transit Exchange / Save More Pawn. $12,000
Westside Health Network

The Chat Room Test a loneliness and social isolation reduction program for older persons. “The Chat Room” focused on older single adults, although couples are welcome. $7,620
COF Spring 2019 Year 1 Multiyear Grants
Organization Description Amount Awarded
Arts Council of The Central Okanagan An 18-month needs assessment has provided ARTSCO with a great deal of actionable information they can use to improve existing program as well as create new programing. $36,000
British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities Easter Seals Camp Winfield. $39,000
Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society We want to raise the profile of Fintry and create opportunities that allow us to become more self-sufficient financially. $36,000
Kelowna Community Resources
The Family Hub is open to all families needing support, information and referral with a primary focus on children aged 0 to 12 and their families/caregivers. $45,000
Kelowna Museum's Society Renew interior displays of the Laurel Packing House. $40,000

Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society

Assist the organization to promote inclusion of culturally diverse and Indigenous communities both as producers and audiences of our programming.

Lake Country Art Gallery Society

Curator wages; exhibiting fees & royalties for artists; printed interpretive materials to accompany exhibitions. $30,000

NOW Canada Society

“Essentials – life skills” Program. $45,000
Okanagan Regional Library American Sign Language (ASL) programming at branches throughout the Central Okanagan. $36,000
Peachland Community Arts Council
Improve their programs and increase public participation and education. $45,000
Peachland Wellness Centre Increase the number of programs and services as well as enhance current programs and services to meet shifting demands and respond to newly identified community need. $36,000
School District 23 (Roots of Empathy) Volunteer Instructors are trained to teach a specific series of themes that focus on encouraging caring and compassion. $36,000

YMCA of the Okanagan

Food and incidentals for up to 25 At-Risk Young Parents (and up to 30 of their infants) who are returning to Kelowna Secondary School. $30,000