146 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

About Us

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

  Our Mission Statement

“The Ooknakane Friendship Centre works to promote, develop and deliver accessible programs and services that support Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and away from home to achieve their vision of health, wellness, and prosperity.”

Our Value Statement

“Building a healthy community that values all cultures in a holistic, safe, respectful environment with integrity and compassion.”

Our Vision Statement

“The Ooknakane Friendship Centre exists to serve and embrace Indigenous people of all nations without prejudice.”

The name, Penticton, is commonly believed to come from the name of one of the main villages of Okanagan First Nations people located on the East bank of Okanagan River. The name comes from, “SN’PINKTN” meaning “a place to live forever” or “a place to live year-round”.

Our Team

Our Directors

Our Staff