Neighbourhood Dialogues - Downtown North End

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Working together to make sure every person in our community has the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live

Join us for a respectful and inclusive conversation

The North End of downtown Kelowna has experienced a number of events related to homelessness, including the Leon Avenue transition, overnight sheltering at Poplar Point Drive and Recreation Avenue, the opening of Fuller Place and a temporary winter shelter called the Welcome Inn.

Residents and businesses have played an active role, adding their voices and perspectives to the conversation and providing direct support to people experiencing homelessness.

Representatives from Journey Home Society and City of Kelowna, along with other partners would like to continue the conversation with a series of small group dialogues. Each dialogue will feature:

  • Information sharing about current conditions
  • Short presentations about innovative initiatives to prevent and reduce homelessness
  • Exploratory discussions about ways to build an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live

These dialogues have been created to support and convene respectful, inclusive conversations that consider the interests of neighbours, businesses and people experiencing homelessness.

They will be held at the Rotary Centre of the Arts, Pacific Safety Boardroom, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna.

Downtown North End BusinessesTuesday, February 25, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown North End ResidentsTuesday, February 25, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm


Expression of Interest is now closed. Those who've expressed an interest to participate will be contacted.

The Neighbourhood Dialogues are hosted by the following community partners, working together to build a safe and healthy community:

The City of Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Journey Home Society, the Lived Experience Circle on Homelessness and the John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay.

Working together to make sure every person in our community has the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live

Join us for a respectful and inclusive conversation

The North End of downtown Kelowna has experienced a number of events related to homelessness, including the Leon Avenue transition, overnight sheltering at Poplar Point Drive and Recreation Avenue, the opening of Fuller Place and a temporary winter shelter called the Welcome Inn.

Residents and businesses have played an active role, adding their voices and perspectives to the conversation and providing direct support to people experiencing homelessness.

Representatives from Journey Home Society and City of Kelowna, along with other partners would like to continue the conversation with a series of small group dialogues. Each dialogue will feature:

  • Information sharing about current conditions
  • Short presentations about innovative initiatives to prevent and reduce homelessness
  • Exploratory discussions about ways to build an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live

These dialogues have been created to support and convene respectful, inclusive conversations that consider the interests of neighbours, businesses and people experiencing homelessness.

They will be held at the Rotary Centre of the Arts, Pacific Safety Boardroom, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna.

Downtown North End BusinessesTuesday, February 25, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown North End ResidentsTuesday, February 25, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm


Expression of Interest is now closed. Those who've expressed an interest to participate will be contacted.

The Neighbourhood Dialogues are hosted by the following community partners, working together to build a safe and healthy community:

The City of Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Journey Home Society, the Lived Experience Circle on Homelessness and the John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Are you a resident living within the boundaries of the Kelowna Downtown Knox Mountain Neighbourhood Association or a business operating within the  North End or Kelowna Downtown Business Improvement Area? Would you like to take part in a small facilitated round-table neighbourhood dialogue?

    We invite you to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI). Residents and business owners will be chosen through a random selection process and notified by Friday, Feb. 21.

    Business Dialogue Session – Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Resident Dialogue Session – Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    • Share information and updates on current conditions
    • Present short presentations and discussions
    • Explore opportunities to build community capacity in an inclusive community where everyone has an opportunity to live in a healthy and safe place.
    EOI closes Thursday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. and only 15 seats are available per session. 

    Downtown Kelowna Association members are also eligible to complete and EOI.


    All information you provide is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used to update you on the project. Any questions regarding the collection of personal information should be directed to engage@kelowna.ca, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1J4.


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