146 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

About Us

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

Our Mission Statement

“The Ooknakane Friendship Centre is an aboriginal not-for-profit society that is committed to providing holistic, culturally-driven programs and services designed to support, educate and strengthen people of all nations.”

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 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