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.
Please note: If you encounter any listing that is out of date, we would love to know about it. Please contact us. Also if you know about a resource not yet listed in our database, you can add a listing to our directory here.
Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs. For more information about our parent organization, as well as about the history of the Making Waves movement
Lessons take place at the H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre located at 4075 Gordon Drive in Kelowna. Our lessons run in a section of the Olympic pool that has an adjustable floor which is kept between 3-4 feet for lessons. We do take our swimmers into the family hot tub by the changerooms at the end of lessons to allow the swimmers to warm up and make an easier transition to the changing area after lessons are finished.
Our Sunday group lessons take place at Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre in West Kelowna, which is located at 3737 Old Okanagan Highway. Our lessons are conducted in whichever area of the pool suits the skill and needs of your child.
Mind Over Learning is a Kelowna-based tutoring centre providing one-on-one tutoring support for students of all ages and grade levels struggling with reading, writing, comprehension and math. Our programs are individually tailored to meet the personal needs of each child including learning differences, difficulties, or disabilities.
#6-1925 Kirschner Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7
The At Home Program assists parents with some of the extraordinary costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home through a range of health supports and services. It provides assistance in two main areas:
The At Home Program is for children and youth with severe disabilities who are:
Children may be eligible for both Respite Benefits and Medical Benefits, or a choice of one benefit.
Children with palliative conditions are eligible for both At Home Program Respite Benefits and Medical Benefits without an eligibility assessment.
Children receiving direct nursing care through Nursing Support Services are eligible for At Home Program Medical Benefits without an eligibility assessment.
#107 – 1664 Richter Street Kelowna BC V1Y 8N3
School-Aged Therapy Program
The School-Aged Therapy Program provides occupational therapy and physiotherapy services to assist eligible children and youth in achieving optimal independence and meeting their educational goals.
Therapists work with family members, teachers and teaching assistants to support the student’s:
The program focuses on supporting children and youth within the school setting. Services are also provided in home and community settings.
Anyone can refer a child or youth to the School-Aged Therapy Program.
Children and youth who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay or disability and display a “demonstrated need” have access to School-Aged Therapy services from school entry until school exit.
School-Aged Therapy services are jointly funded by boards of education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. For more information about School-Aged Therapy services in your community, contact your local school district.
107-1664 Richter St Kelowna BC V1Y 8N3
Home-schooling is an alternative method of teaching where the parent delivers an educational program to children at home. The School Act, (section 12) provides parents with the statutory right to educate their children at home.
Home-schooling allows students to work at their own pace and parents to blend family, life and school work into their own schedule. Home-schooling is the full responsibility of the parent, is not supervised by a British Columbia certified teacher, is not required to meet provincial standards, and is not inspected by the Ministry of Education.