Penticton & Area Access Centre

The Access Centre changes lives through poverty advocacy, awareness, and action.

The barriers that Access Centre clients face often feel insurmountable to them. We work with them to break down those barriers step by step so that they can move forward in their lives.

Support is available for people in need in Keremeos, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton & Summerland.


We are taking over the ever popular Disco fundraiser!

This event has been a blast every year and we are excited to be able to continue the tradition. This year there will be a live DJ, silent auction,dance and costume contests, a disco lesson as well as 2 disco performances by Army of Sass and a surprise guest. We will of course have disco music and dancing until the wee hours with DJ Shakes. Tickets are $30 and include a burger (veggie or meat) and beer. We also have plenty of door prizes, a 50/50 and other surprises so you don’t want to miss out. All proceeds go towards the new Men’s Counselling Program at The Penticton & Area Access Centre. Come and support a great cause and have an amazing evening!

  • Feb. 14th, 2019 at the Barking Parrot
  • Tickets are $30 and include a burger and a beer
  • Doors open at 6
  • Disco lessons, live performances, dance/costume contest and a silent auction

Dust off your platform shoes, and pull out the polyester!

You can buy tickets at The Access Centre, The Penticton Lakeside Resort and on Eventbrite

What We do to Help

Resources & Referral

We are here to listen and to guide you in the right direction to overcome the barriers that you are facing. We can link you to resources in the community and, if we can’t help you, we can tell you who can.

Legal Advocacy

We have a Legal Advocate here to help you with your legal questions. We can help with tenancy disputes, family law, poverty law, tribunals, hearings etc. If you need advice on a legal problem, we can help.

Disability Advocacy

At the Access Centre we assist, inform and make referrals to help the disabled individuals in our community to move forward with their lives. We can assist you in filling out the necessary forms to get you on your way. We connect those needing help with those agencies and supports in the community that provide help.

Free Tax Filing

We have a year round Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). We can help you with your personal tax filing,for free. We can submit tax claims for up to the last 10 years.

Men’s Counselling Program

We have a free and confidential Men’s Counselling Program for men who have experienced abuse. Please drop by our office or call us at: 250-493-6822 to book an appointment.

Service Directory

We are one of many support services in the South Okanagan. For a full listing of services available please visit the PDCRS SOS Let’s Talk Service Directory

The Access Centre connects people in our community with the support, services and resources they need to move their lives forward.

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Our dedication to serving the Community…

The Penticton & Area Access Society has been providing advocacy and support for people in need for over 30 years. We often get referrals from other agencies for people who have “fallen through the cracks” of conventional aid.

In the South Okanagan Similkameen area we encourage you to visit the SOS Let’s Talk directory for a full list of local support groups and services available to everyone living in the region.

Get in touch with us

Our support staff is available to help you by booking an appointment or by visiting us during our drop in hours every week.


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