June 25 2018

Journey Home Strategy Adopted by Council

Council adopted final Journey Home Strategy and work is now underway to implement the strategy.

June 25 2018

Journey Home Strategy Presentation

The final Journey Home Strategy will be presented to Kelowna City Council for approval (pm meeting).

May 07 2018

Journey Home Draft Strategy

The strategic premise of the Journey Home plan will be presented to City Council (pm meeting).
April 10 → April 18 2018

Journey Home - Strategic Direction Presentation

A draft of the Journey Home strategic direction came back to the community to ensure key elements from the summits and public engagement are represented in the plan. If you were unable to attend the event - a video of the presentation, along with a tool to provide feedback is available until April 18 at kelowna.ca/journeyhome.
February 07 → March 18 2018

Journey Home Survey

The survey is now closed to allow for analysis before the plan draft is presented.
We want to hear from you about how important it is to address homelessness and what you consider to be promising solutions. We also want to understand your views on homelessness initiatives underway, and their impact.

February 19 → March 09 2018

Journey Home Design Labs

A series of design labs over the course of two weeks will allow for a deeper dive into complex issues surrounding homelessness in Kelowna. Findings from the Journey Home Summits in late January helped to determine which areas and topics needed to be further explored in the design labs.

To attend a design lab, click here.

January 19 → January 23 2018

Journey Home Homelessness Summits

The Journey Home Homelessness Summits will bring together members of the homeless-serving sector including service providers, funders, government, private sector and those with lived experience,to engage in a strategic discussion to inform Kelowna's plan to end homelessness.

January 19 - Youth Homelessness Summit

January 23 - Journey Home Community Summit

Note: as attendance is limited based on facility space, summit invitations were sent directly to representatives within the homeless-serving sector. There will be opportunities for members of the general public to provide input and feedback for the development of the homelessness plan in the coming months.

If you feel that you or your organization was missed and would like to request a summit invite, or for more information about the homelessness summits, please contact journeyhome@kelowna.ca.

January 19 2018

BC Poverty Reduction Strategy - Kelowna community meeting

A community meeting for British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy will take place in Kelowna on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Residents are invited to come and talk about how to reduce poverty in the province. Ideas shared at this in-person community meeting will help inform the Poverty Reduction Strategy that is scheduled to be released in fall 2018. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, 1380 Bertram St.
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m. The community meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Public meetings are being held in communities throughout the province.
If someone is unable to attend a meeting, they can also give feedback online.

September 12 2017

Task Force members appointed by Council