About Us

From care for newborn babies to services for seniors, OneSky Community Resources programs are accessible to all residents in the South Okanagan.

Our Purpose

We clear a path to hope, health and potential

Our Vision

We envision strong communities with opportunities for all

Our Mission

We champion and support individuals to reach their full potential by providing quality supports and services that meet identified needs

Our Promise

A way forward for everyone

Our Values

Our staff and Board are as diverse as the communities we serve.

We are proactive in reporting out and welcome any and all feedback on our performance.

We work hard to remove barriers to accessing our services, including actively reaching out to those most in need.

We believe that all people deserve to be treated in ways that promote dignity, autonomy, capacity and responsibility.

We act with professionalism, upholding best practices and the highest ethical standards in the intentional service of our mission.

We work creatively and collaboratively with our many organizational partners to achieve real and sustainable solutions.

Our Leadership Team

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Tanya Behardien

Executive Director

Yancy Ochoa

Director of People + Culture

Kathy Hamilton in mauve collared shirt sitting outside in front of greenery

Kathy Hamilton

Director of Finance

Michael Watt sitting outside with a green collared shirt and black vest with argyle tie

Michael Watt

Director of Programs & Services

Heiko Ryll, Director Programs and Services sitting on a rock in front of shrubs

Heiko Ryll

Director of Programs & Services

Our Board of Directors

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Steve DeVito

Steve DeVito is the Principal of Summerland Middle School. He has lived in Penticton for 30 years, moving to the area in 1993 from Vancouver Island after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. Steve started his career teaching Social Studies and English at McNicoll Park Middle School and acting as the Social Studies curriculum coordinator. In 2008 he became the Vice-Principal at KVR Middle School and Principal there in 2012. Steve took over the principalship of Summerland Middle School in 2022.
Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Vice President
Kim is a lawyer and managing partner at Interior Law in Penticton. Her practice focuses on family law, estate planning and estates. She is also an accredited Family Law Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator, and Parenting Coordinator. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations in the community, and is excited to provide her skills and experience with the OneSky Board.
Kathy Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton

Kathy is a long-time educator, recently retired from Okanagan College but continuing to work part-time as an adult literacy instructor. She trains and provides educational support for volunteer tutors and assesses and develops education plans for Adult Literacy learners. She is a strong advocate for literacy and has provided leadership in this area for nearly 40 years. Her experience at Okanagan College also includes Department Chairperson for six years and senior administration responsibilities as Associate Dean for five years.
Tom Zielger

Tom Ziegler

Tom is a retired financial accountant from the oil and gas industry in Calgary who feels blessed to now call Penticton his home. He spent many years volunteering for non-profit organizations in Calgary, in particular, the Janus Academy Society. The Janus Academy is a private school for children with Autism. Tom is also the Treasurer for the OneSky Housing Society.
Helen Crocker

Helen Crocker

Helen is the Director of Operations for the Medical Staff Associations at both Penticton Regional Hospital and South Okanagan General Hospital. Helen began her career working with children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and worked as a Behavioural Consultant in Penticton for a number of years. Helen is committed to giving back to her community and feels fortunate to be able to support the important work undertaken by OneSky Community Resources.
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Corrianne Henson

Corrianne grew up on the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement in Northern Alberta. She moved to Penticton in 2008 and is proud to call the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation her home. Corrianne began her career with the Métis Settlements of Alberta and worked in various capacities for approximately 16 years. Her passion is to enhance the voice of Aboriginal people and contribute to the success of the work undertaken by OneSky for the community.
Juliana Buitenhuis

Juliana Buitenhuis

Juliana is honored to call the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation home for the past four years. As an administrator at Okanagan College, a volunteer on the City of Penticton Arts and Culture Committee, and a Director at Community Futures - South Okanagan, Juliana finds joy in Community Development and creating opportunities for social connection. Prior to coming to Penticton, Juliana worked for the City of North Vancouver, specializing in placemaking, event production, community engagement, policy development, and increasing child, youth and family friendliness.
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Gerry Olund

Gerry is a retired educator and moved to Penticton from Kamloops in 2020. He has worked and volunteered in BC and around the world, as a teacher, counsellor, administrator, coach, mentor, board member and community leader. In Kamloops, Gerry served on the board of the Kamloops Youth Resources Society, the Kamloops Woodworkers’ Guild, the Vinsulla 4H Club and the Kamloops Phoenix Centre. Gerry now volunteers with “Cycling Without Age”, and is a Director with Board Voice, a provincial non-profit advocacy organization.
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Lisa Prokopenko

Lisa has a social media and digital marketing business based in Penticton. Lisa’s career began in hospitality at a young age, eventually transitioning to events and marketing based roles before branching off on her own. She has called the South Okanagan home for the past 12 years, where she and her husband are raising their three daughters. She is an active volunteer in community organizations where her kids are involved. Lisa was drawn to OneSky so she could continue to volunteer in the community but make more of an impact within an organization that isn’t necessarily focused on her own family.

2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Over the next 50 years, we see ourselves playing an increasingly central role in responding to ever greater and more complex community challenges. We are taking steps now to be ready to meet these bigger challenges by continuing to grow in depth, breadth, and diversity.

This Strategic Directions document is the result of a comprehensive Strategic Planning workshop that included members of our Board of Directors, Senior Management and Supervision Teams. This document is our guidebook for the next 5 years, and outlines the key programs and processes we will kickstart, strengthen or reshape during that time frame.

Annual Reports

OneSky Community Resources compiles an annual report to present at the Annual General Meeting held each June. The reports provide agency and programming highlights, accomplishments and recognition of the many collaborations and partnerships that are a cornerstone of our work.

Please click on the image to view the 2023 report.


Our Supporters

We value our relationships with staff of government ministries and educational organizations with which we contract as well as the many community organizations with whom we work to make a difference in our community.

The following organizations provided donations and grants over the past year that have enabled us to enhance and/or offer more services and activities to our participants.

We would also like to thank the many donors who thoughtfully gave to their OneSky Community Resources program of choice; and the many community members, community groups and businesses who contributed cash, gift cards, gifts and other in-kind items to help us make a difference.

United Way

Community Foundation | South Okanagan-Similkameen

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Penticton Toyota

Blenz Coffee

City Centre Fitness

Lakeside Fitness

We could not do what we do without the strong support of our community.

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