About

A social purpose organization, Partners In Resources (Piers) was created in 2005, to provide services to support vulnerable community members in the Central and South Okanagan. Incorporated in 2006, Piers currently enjoys working relationships with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction,  The Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training, The Government of Canada, Community Living British Columbia, WCG International Consultants Ltd., the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal & Employment Training Association (PGNAETA), Okanagan Clinical Counselling, as well as many other private businesses, services and clients in the Central and South Okanagan. We believe that these strong partnerships combined with our knowledgeable staff contribute to the on-going success of our participating individuals.

Our Commitment to our Communities:

  • To maintain the integrity of the company through professionalism, confidentiality, understanding and compassion.
  • To support the growth of individuals through the development of life skills and connection to the community.
  • To contribute to a stronger community by supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles and stronger family relationships.

Our Commitment to Poverty Reduction in British Columbia:

  • To provide relevant, current information around Income Assistance services through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, including efforts to assist individuals to utilize the Ministry’s annual earnings exemption through paid employment.
  • To support individuals to better their personal and financial lives through direct access to employment support and skill enhancement.
  • To provide housing placement services to our clients in need of a safe and affordable home.

Our Programs by Location

Kelowna
Head Office

BrightSTART Employment Program

ReSTART Employment Program

Third Party Administration of Benefits

Skills Development and Employment Services CLBC

West Kelowna

Peers for Peers – Peer Placement Program

ReSTART Employment Program

Third Party Administration of Benefits

Homeward – Reaching Home

COVID-19 Emergency Response Program – Reaching Home

Homeless Prevention Program

Penticton
FreshSTART Skills Training for Employment Program

ReSTART Employment Program

Piers for Peers – Peer Placement Program

BrightSTART Employment Program

Third Party Administration of Benefits

Skills Development and Employment Services CLBC

Vernon
Third Party Administration of Benefits

Piers for Peers – Peer Placement Program

ReSTART Employment Program

BrightSTART Employment Program

Homeward – Reaching Home

COVID-19 Emergency Response Program – Reaching Home

WorkBC Kelowna/West Kelowna – Customized Employment Services

Client Centered Reputation

Piers believes that, as an organization, we have a responsibility to work hard to ensure that our clients receive holistic and meaningful services, respecting each persons’ journey as unique. This is evidenced by service contract extensions, community referrals to our programs, and in the repeat contracts we are awarded. Piers reputation of successfully supporting our most at-risk community members is widely recognized throughout the Okanagan.

Piers has historically played an active role in reducing poverty in our communities.  We complement the province’s planned Poverty Reduction Plan throughout our programming, and believe that we have a responsibility to support people in goals around improved financial and personal well-being.

 Strong Community Partnerships

* Ministry contractor for over 16 years  *WorkBC sub-contractor  *University of British Columbia Masters in Social Work and Psychology practicum hosts  *CLBC pre-qualified agency  *Long standing members of Partners In Community Care,  and Partners for a Healthy Downtown  *Member of coordinated street outreach team  *Partnerships with local businesses and landlords, faith-based groups, educational institutions and many social service providers. A special thank you to the private business support we receive in support of individuals experiencing poverty: Lifestyle Dentistry Kelowna – for your generous contributions of dental care products to community members in need and Tutt Street Optometry Kelowna- for the eye care services you provide community members who are experiencing homelessness, and the many many employers supporting our participants find meaningful work experience/employment in our community. 

Knowledgeable and Experienced Staff

Piers core team has been together for over ten years and staff and management’s combined government and community service experience in the Okanagan totals over 100 years. We pride ourselves in being a training environment for universities and colleges across BC, with many of our students hired as employees upon completion of their practicums with us.

BC MInistry
Government of Canada
Community Living
BCH

 

KELOWNA
1799 Harvey Avenue,
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6G4

Tel: (250) 762-3494
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email:

info@pierspartners.ca

 

 

PENTICTON
95-246 Martin Street,
Penticton, BC  V2A 5K3

Tel: (250) 490-8696
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email:

info@pierspartners.ca

 

 

WEST KELOWNA
#3-2411 Drought Road
West Kelowna, BC  V4T 1P6

Tel: (250) 878-2740
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email:

info@pierspartners.ca

 

 

VERNON
3006 34th Street,
Vernon, BC  V1T 5X5

Tel: (236) 426-3838
Fax: (778) 478-0133
Email:

info@pierspartners.ca