Are you looking for specific resources for your child? We hope that our Resource Directory will help you find what you are looking for. You will want to use the “Select Category” drop down menu below to narrow down your search, or you can use the Search box. Our resources are categorized by region as well (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, and South Okanagan) so that you can find resources close to where you live.
elowna Child Care Society provides a variety of information and services for families. Our trained staff are available to help you with your parenting questions and concerns. We also offer a variety of information and services for child care providers. Are you seeking childcare for your family? Use our Child Care Referral Service to assist you in finding exactly what you’re seeking in a child care provider.
Our clinicians have supported children in residential treatment and school based settings, and have worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and other complex developmental and behavioural presentations. This includes anger management, reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression, and parent coaching with understanding. Clinicians have provided guidance specifically in the challenges of school life and how this can impact family and other relationships.
Please see our website(s) for individual biographies for each of our clinicians/therapists, as follows:
Dr. R. Marceau (Kelowna Psychologists Group) Vince Matlo (Kelowna Professional Group) Trixie Hennessey (Kelowna Professional Group)
All services for the individuals Kindale serves begin with the creation of a comprehensive and person centred service plan that clearly identifies each person’s needs, goals and dreams – and the steps required to meet them. Once this plan is in place, Kindale’s staff do their best to ensure that the needed supports, services and opportunities are provided. If Kindale is unable to meet all an individuals’ needs or goals, we will do our best to draw in resources or make referrals to others who can help.
Areas that Kindale provides services to individuals include: 1. Health, Safety and Personal Wellness 2. Communication Development 3. Community Inclusion 4. Enhancing Independent Living
Kindale partners with many other organizations to address community issues, including: Accessible medical services, e.g. Haugen Community Health Centre in Armstrong Affordable housing, e.g. Under One Roof and Viridian Project, Vernon; Lydia Boss Centre, Armstrong Food security, e.g. Patchwork Farms at Okanagan College, Kalamalka Campus; Community Gardens, RDNO Health and nutrition, e.g. Community Kitchens Employment, e.g. Rotary Partnership “Real Work for Real Pay”
Kleos Open Learning is a leader in personalized learning and special education. We develop personalized learning programs for students in grades K-12. We assess a student’s learning style, and then create a customized learning program to address his or her unique needs and interests. We believe each student is one-of-a kind, not one of many. This core belief shapes our learning community and philosophy of education.
Okanagan Family Autism Connection does not interview the professionals or resources listed in this directory, nor do we guarantee anyone's references or qualifications. We highly recommend you do your due diligence and perform a criminal record check as well as confirm references before hiring any person or agency.