Journey Home Strategy Adopted by Council
Council adopted final Journey Home Strategy and work is now underway to implement the strategy.
Journey Home Strategy Presentation
The final Journey Home Strategy will be presented to Kelowna City Council for approval (pm meeting).
Journey Home Draft StrategyThe strategic premise of the Journey Home plan will be presented to City Council (pm meeting).
Journey Home - Strategic Direction PresentationA 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.
Journey Home SurveyThe 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.