From our very first planning sessions, the OSLC believed that it was essential to involve community activists, civic leaders, researchers and academicians, business and industry partners, and First Nations representatives in our mission.

We vowed to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, inclusiveness and diversity; balancing social, environmental and economic priorities to bring about positive change.  The Okanagan is a single unified watershed.  We are literally united by water.  

The cause of fostering earth stewardship can bring our communities closer together to develop creative solutions, embrace indigenous knowledge, and promote sustainable development.  We invite you to join us in this mission by sharing your stories, research papers and reports, providing events for our community calendar, and inviting citizens to participate in sustainability initiatives.

Connected Communities Resources

Climate Projections for the Okanagan Region

This work offers climate projections for the Okanagan region, which is located within the Traditional Territories of the Syilx Okanagan…

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Global Goals, Local Action: Kelowna’s Voluntary Local Review

While the Sustainable Development Goals are often framed as a global agenda, the priorities outlined in the agenda often require…

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Okanagan

A New Future for Old Forests: What We Heard

In July 2019, government appointed panel members Garry Merkel and Al Gorley to lead an old-growth strategic review. They gathered…

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Keeping Nature in our Future A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region

Keeping Nature in our Future, ‘A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for the Okanagan Region’ (the Strategy) is an environmental policy framework that…

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