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

 All Hands on Deck: An Assessment of Provincial, Territorial and Federal Readiness to Deliver a Safe Climate

Pembina Institute Unlocking a prosperous future for all will require bold, ambitious action on climate from governments across Canada. To…

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Clean BC Climate Change Accountability Report 2020

This 2020 Climate Change Accountability Report summarizes B.C.’s actions and progress towards a stronger, cleaner future. It is the first…

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Community Trends 2020 Role of Cities in COVID-19 Recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an enormous challenge globally, nationally and locally. Its immediate impacts to human health and economic…

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BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP REPORT – IPBES-IPCC CO-SPONSORED WORKSHOP

In December 2020, 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts, selected by a 12-person Scientific Steering Committee assembled…

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