We are pleased to announce that the Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre received $340,000.00 in federal funding that will enable the centre to continue to support children and youth throughout the North Okanagan over three years ending March 2021. On August 13, 2019 Oak Centre staff and partners were happy to welcome Canada’s Attorney General and Justice Minister David Lametti to tour the Oak Centre and publically announce the funding. During his visit Minister Lametti acknowledged that, “Child and Youth Advocacy Centres, such as the Oak Centre at the Archway Society for Domestic Peace, provide vital services that make a difference for young victims of abuse and violence.” Federal funding has been an integral part of the Oak Centre success and continues to be vital to the centre’s ability to provide a safe space for children and youth who have experienced trauma to share their story and receive the necessary wrap around support and care.