Penticton & Area Access Centre

The Penticton and Area Access Centre is open for booked appointments and limited drop in (see below).

The Access Centre changes lives by using action, awareness, advocacy, and equitable practice to help people navigate social systems.

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

We assist people in communities from Osoyoos to north of Summerland, east to Rock Creek and west to Princeton, also known as the South Okanagan/Similkameen and Boundary country.

Advocacy : Awareness : Action

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 Legal Advocates 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, or direct you to someone who can.

Disability Advocacy

At the Access Centre we assist, inform and make referrals to help the individuals living with disabilities in our community to move forward with their lives. We can assist 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.

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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Get in touch with us

Our support staff are available to help you by booking an appointment.