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“It’s a perfect fit.” – That’s how Andrea Lauridsen expresses how she feels about her business, Healthy Spot Pet Nutrition and Supply, sponsoring Cirque, our Accredited Facility Dog here at Oak Centre

Healthy Spot supplies all Cirque’s necessities like food, treats and toys. They spoil her with the best in nutrition and stimulating activities for her play time. Healthy Spot also raises funds to cover Cirque’s other related costs. One successful fundraiser that Healthy Spot ran in the fall was the Cirque Surprise Box. It had lots […]

DOJ Funding Supports Vernon Court House CCTV Room Upgrade

We are pleased to announce that the CCTV room at the Vernon court house has received a much needed face lift made possible by Department of Justice Canada funding. Children and youth use the CCTV room to testify, so that they do not have to do so in open court and face the person accused […]

Canada’s Attorney General and Justice Minister Visits Oak Centre

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 […]

Funding Supports Children and Youth in the North Okanagan

April 2, 2018 We are thrilled to announce that Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre was the recipient of several grants, ensuring that the critical services provided to children and youth in the North Okanagan continue in to the future. Department of Justice Canada has awarded Oak Centre $100,000 to be used for the next […]

Vernon’s 100 Men Who Give a Damn Donate $11,200

February 27, 2018 Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, along with two other worthy organizations, were invited to present at the 7th meeting of Vernon’s 100 Men Who Give a Damn on January 24, 2018. Despite a snowstorm raging outside, the group came together in full force, selecting Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre as […]

Tolko Invests in the Community

February 19, 2018 Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Tolko Industries – Lavington Planer for choosing to donate $1000 to Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. It would not be possible to provide these services and programs to children and youth without the support of our community, so on behalf of all Oak Centre […]

Help for North Okanagan kids who have experienced trauma

Megan Turcato, Global News Staff -October 20, 2015 VERNON – A new advocacy centre for children and youth that have experienced trauma is opening in Vernon and it is the first of its kind in the Okanagan. The Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, that has been in the works for more than five years, […]

Dulux Paints and Volunteers Team Up for a Good Cause

Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, as well as the community programs of the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society, got a fresh coat of paint thanks to Dulux Paints, local painting contractors, and community volunteers. This incredible team effort got Oak Centre off to a great start as we prepared to open our doors to […]