Peer Recovery Training Offered

Penticton & District Community Resources Society is excited to offer the Recovery Coach Academy©, a 5-day intensive training academy focusingon providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from addiction. This training prepares participants to actively listen, ask really good questions, … Continued

Telus Supports Natural Play for Childcare Centre

A major investment from the community will enhance the great outdoors for South Okanagan children at Okanagan College’s new child care centre. The TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board has announced a donation of $20,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright from the Start fundraising campaign. The gift will support an innovative outdoor learning environment at … Continued

Fantastic Donation on Giving Tuesday

Local author, Tracey Badger (pictured left) and illustrator, Alexandra Brooke (pictured right), presented ten signed books to Tanya Behardien (centre), Executive Director of PDCRS as part of Giving Tuesday. The books will be distributed to PDCRS childcare centres in Penticton, Oliver and Keremeos. Tracey has been teaching elementary school for 17 years. Her inspiration for … Continued

College Daycare Breaks Ground

Provincial funding brings daycare partnership to College’s Penticton campus Penticton will soon have a new $1.2-million daycare facility, thanks to a $500,000 child care major capital grant from the B.C. government and support from Okanagan College and some of its students. Ground was broken at the Penticton campus today for the daycare facility by Penticton … Continued

New Early Years Centre Opens

New BC Early Years Centre opens in School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha – Penticton) School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) – Parents of young children in Kaleden, Penticton, Naramata and Summerland will be able to access a range of early learning, health and family services in their community thanks to a new BC Early … Continued

Happy 50th PDCRS!

The Penticton and District Community Resources Society kicked of its 50th Anniversary celebrations with a staff and volunteer picnic in Gyro Park on Sunday September 18th just one day before the Society’s actual 50th birthday on Monday September 19th.  The Society was incorporated in 1966 and has been serving community and making a difference in … Continued

United Way Child Safety Initiative

The Child Safety Initiative has wheels today with 10 car seats arriving at United Way’s partner, Penticton & District Community Resources Society. Pictured are Ian Gerbrandt, Community Investment Manager with United Way CSO and Tanya Behardien, Executive Director of PDCRS. The Child Safety Initiative is a unique partnership between the Central Okanagan Foundation, KGH Foundation  … Continued

PDCRS & Catalyst Community Developments Selected for Affordable Housing Project in Penticton

PENTICTON – Families and individuals with low incomes will soon have access to more affordable housing options when construction is complete on a new apartment-style building in central Penticton. The Penticton & District Community Resources Society, together with Catalyst Community Development Society, have been selected as the successful proponents to build and operate a 67-unit … Continued

PDCRS Board Seeking Applicants

PDCRS provides supports and services to children and families, youth, adults and seniors throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. In 2016 PDCRS will be celebrating 50 years of community service. We seek volunteers for a limited number of Board positions. This year our search is focused on those with child development, youth engagement, housing and/or … Continued

Kaylee’s Hero Fund – A Legacy has Begun

Kaylee’s Hero Fund is off to a great start with an initial donation of almost $25,000 which was raised through a variety of events since last November. The fund, in honour of Kaylee Kozari-Bowland, who died from a rare form of cancer last year, will be administered by Penticton & District Community Resources Society. The … Continued