Thank you for your interest in helping welcome refugees to the North Okanagan.

If you would like information about where to make donations please contact the organizations accepting donations directly. Their contact information can be found on the donations page.

For other enquiries, please contact the Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society

Phone: 250-542-4177

We have received a large volume of emails recently so please include as much detail as possible in your email and someone will respond as soon as possible. If you wish to offer volunteer services, we will record your information and volunteers will be contacted as need arises.


Email Distribution List

We have recently set up an email distribution list for the North Okanagan Refugee Committee. The purpose of the email list is to share information on resources, events, workshops, updates and/or ask for input from other sponsoring groups on certain topics.

  • Emails will have clear subject headings so that you can easily delete what isn’t relevant to you without having to open the email (Annette will assist with this before forwarding)
  • To avoid “reply all’s” and multiple emails, the list will be kept confidential
  • “Forward ready” emails can be sent to Annette who will send them to everyone on the list.  Emails should be easy to read and contain your contact information, especially if it requires a response.  For folks responding to a question, you can reply to the person directly (as opposed to through Annette)
  • People can “unsubscribe” at any time (Annette will include a signature indicating how to do this)

If you would like to receive these emails, or you have information you would like to share with this list, please send an email to [email protected]