The PDCRS take a multi-pronged approach in the deliverance of local social services for all ages throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen.
The Partnership Award is given out each year, and the recipient is selected by the organization’s board of directors.
“The Partnership Award honours, recognizes and acknowledges one of the unique partnerships that enables PDCRS to provide vital community social services to the citizens of the South Okanagan Similkameen,” reads a press release from the city.
In the past, the award has been presented to other community non-profit agencies, as well as provincial funders and businesses that aided the PDCRS.
“The Edmonton Avenue After-School Program, the Society’s longest-running program, has operated out of a City facility for 40 years – and provides a safe, stimulating environment with enriched learning opportunities that allows children to develop and enhance a unique and positive self-concept.”
The City of Penticton also helps the PDCRS through its Operations Division, which supports the handyDART service by providing transportation for disabled people who cannot use conventional transit service without assistance.
“Thanks to the City of Penticton, we have been able to provide quality childcare to thousands of Penticton children over the last four decades in our community,” said Paul Makosz, President of PDCRS. “The City’s support of PDCRS also enables hundreds of community members to get around by bus through our handyDART service. We are grateful to the City and want to acknowledge their outstanding commitment and support through this Partnership Award.”