Fall 2020 Project Grants

Organization Project Description Amount Funded

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team Society

ALERT Central Okanagan Communication & Education Project Providing volunteers in the Central Okanagan with laptop computers for use during emergencies and disasters, and for support activities in non-disaster times. $4,600
Creative Okanagan Artist and Event Development Society Stage production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl To mount a professional quality stage production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl $15,000

Childhood Connections - Okanagan Family & Childcare Society

Nourishing Families to Improve Childhood Development Reducing child vulnerability rates in the Central Okanagan by increasing household food security and improving access to child support services. $13,835

OCCA Communities Association

Air Handling System Installation of a new high-efficiency air handling system. $10,000

BC Life Builders Rehabilitation Society

Learning for Confident Living Providing residents with the opportunity to increase quality of life in the areas of social interaction, life skills, personal finances, emotional awareness, occupational skills and physical health. $10,000

Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health (C.O.A.C.H.)

Enhancing Safe Exercise-Lifepak Monitor/Defibrillator Project Purchase of a Lifepak Monitor/Defibrillator to ensure safety during cardiac rehabilitation exercise sessions. $15,000

John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay

Drug Checking Program Drug checking program for people using illicit street drugs while housed in John Howard Society housing. $6,000

Starbright Children's Development Centre Association

Server Replacement Replacement of server with cloud-based technology. $14,400

University of British Columbia

A Profile of Kindness in High School A study seeking to understand how high school students understand and demonstrate kindness. $10,000

Kelowna & District S.H.A.R.E. Society

Main Building Furnace Replacement Replacement of rooftop heating unit serving the main building. $15,000

Okanagan Mission Hall Association

Stove Upgrade Stove upgrade to allow for further rentals to fund the operations of the facility and meet the needs of community members. $5,914

The Children's Family House Society of BC-Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

Food security and meal support for families from the Central Okanagan Source, coordinate, and distribute nutritious pre-packed meals for up to 33 families who must travel from the Central Okanagan for their child to receive life saving medical treatment in Vancouver. $10,000

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Central Okanagan Ozanam Recovery House

Kitchen Upgrade Renovation Renovation of the kitchen area of Ozanam House per Interior Health recommendations. $12,500