Okanagan Self-Advocate Group

Who We Are:

We are a group of adults with diversabilities who meet once a month to talk about issues that matter to us and help make our lives better because we are more aware.
All are welcome to our meetings:
► Potential Self-Advocates ► Friends of members► Support workers

What We Do:
►Talk about great successes, as well as things we are concerned about
►Increase awareness about living with a diversability (disability) by doing outreach presentations with PowerPoints to many different organizations in our area
►Volunteer or attend special events in our community
► Empower our members to share ideas, concerns and build friendships
► Present information on different topics of interest to the group to become informed and to help us make better decisions

How We Do This:
► By meeting regularly and talking about topics which are important to us, we will become a strong group of positive, informed people.
► Through learning, we hope to be able to connect well with our community
► By working together as a team, we will help our lives become better!

Why Our Group is Right for YOU:
► You can get together with others to talk about all the great things in your life, as well as, the challenges you face
► We work together by volunteering or attending special events, which will give you great satisfaction and get you involved with others
► People will get to know you and our group in the community and see how we are all important members of society

► By attending the free monthly meetings, you will build friendships which can assist you with becoming better at voicing your opinion
► You will learn, through talking to others, how to become a better self-advocate in your own life!

Join our FREE group if you are interested in doing any of these things:
► Socializing and talking about important topics in your life
► Volunteering at organizations who would benefit from our help
► Speaking to groups to help increase awareness about living with diversabilites (disabilities) and how it affects your life
► Meeting new people, encouraging and mentoring others
► Empowering your voice as a
self-advocate to better your life!


Contact us at

Darryl Harand, Chair – Phone: (250) 763-0094

Linda Youmans, Self-Advocate Advisor – Phone: (778) 478-1304


Monthly Meeting Dates in 2019:

Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m.  Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30

No meetings in May, July, Aug. & Dec.











Location: PATHWAYS 123 Franklyn Road Kelowna, B.C.




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Resources for Okanagan Self-Advocate Group

2017 Children’s Diversability Booklist
















2017 Teen Diversability Booklist



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