The Penticton Ambassador Program provides participants from the two Penticton supportive housing sites with job preparedness, personal growth, and development. The program coordinates community clean-up through peer employment and funding from BC Housing. Operating four days per week, participants collect littered garbage and paraphernalia, starting in neighbourhoods near the supportive housing sites. The program fosters positive change amongst both participating individuals and the general public. For the individual participants, it develops and enhances pre-employment skills and work ethic, fosters a sense of pride and ownership, and allows for folks to once again start to feel like a member of a larger community; not someone living in the margins of it.
Do you know of areas in the Penticton community that could use a little TLC or have questions about the Ambassador Program? Contact ASKPentictonCleanup@askwellness.ca