Advocacy In Our Region


South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (SOICS) is continuing its work to
create a more inclusive community and highlight the ongoing issue of racism and discrimination in the
Thompson Okanagan - this time with the help of the Okanagan Chambers COVID Response Coalition,
#OkWeGotThis. SOICS has released a video titled ‘What Do You See? to raise awareness around the ongoing problem of racism towards ethnic minorities and the indigenous community and to encourage viewers to
approach these groups with the same compassion and respect provided to other members of the
community. The diversity video covers the Thompson Okanagan region featuring the communities of
the South Okanagan, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Kamloops.

News Releases & Updates

COVID-19 Update -  July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021

BC Government Liquor Changes, Applications Open: Canada Recovery Hiring Program, and Federal Government Announces new Tourism Relief Fund. 

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COVID-19 Update -  July 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

Communicable Disease Prevention: A Guide for Employers from WorkSafeBC.

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COVID-19 Update -  July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

Updated Public Order: Gatherings and Events and Food & Liquor Serving Premises, and New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Canadians from Public Health Agency of Canada. 

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Canadian Business Resiliency Network (CBRN)

In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.  

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BC Chamber of Commerce 

The BC Chamber of Commerce drives business advocacy on behalf of its BC-wide network. The Chamber also facilitates a range of programs and benefits to strengthen and grow BC's network of Chambers and Boards of Trade, and their member businesses. Throughout this time, the BC Chamber of Commerce is providing resources and information for businesses affected by COVID-19, as presented by your local and provincial BC Chambers. 

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