Penticton & Area Access Centre

The Penticton and Area Access Centre is open for booked appointments ONLY


To protect the safety of our clients, many of whom are immune compromised, the Penticton and Area Access Centre is doing as much as we can remotely. Please call us at 250-493-6822 to book your appointment. We are here to help. If we miss you, please leave a message and we will return your call. Please look for and answer calls from blocked or private numbers, as this is how it might appear when advocates call from a remote office.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 are available to help you by booking an appointment.