The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
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Kamloops

Newsletter - September 2021

The ASK Wellness Society is a non-profit organization operating in the B.C. Interior offering services in Kamloops, Merritt, and Penticton. The Society works with our community's most disadvantaged and under-served citizens to walk with them on their path to wellness while also enriching the community by reducing stigma and collaborating with other service providers, government, and the public.

ASK News

Penticton Ambassador Program
Positively Received by Community

A new peer employment program is now in operation in the city of Penticton! The Penticton Ambassador Program provides residents of ASK Wellness Society’s supportive housing sites with pre-employment opportunities, as well as an enhanced sense of community pride. The project focuses on removal of garbage and drug paraphernalia, including the safe removal of needles. Both active program participants and community members have responded with a positive reception, highlighting the positive change on both an individual and community basis.

For more detailed information on the program, click here.

For public reception, click here for Penticton Western News article.

Kamloops Resident Gives Positive
Public Review of ASK Services

“When a Kamloops resident found an old crumpled up piece of paper showing her scribbled out monthly payments, she was reminded of two times when a local non-profit agency came to her rescue.”

To hear about how ASK helped a local single mother and her kids, check out this iNFO news article.

Community News

New Video Honours Secwepemc People & Culture

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc premieres video,

me7 w7ec-kt wel me7 yews (We Will Always be Here). This video, released on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, pays tribute to the Secwepemc people, language, lands, and culture.

Local Survivor Shares Recounts His Experiences

*Content Warning: This link relates to Indian Residential Schools*

Eddy Jules, member of the Skeetchestn Indian Band, bravely shared his truth and personal experiences on surviving the residential school system.

Learn about Eddy’s story by clicking here.

New Flag Created to Honour Residential School Survivors

*Content Warning: These links relate to Indian Residential Schools*

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation unveiled a newly created flag to honour residential school Survivors.

Check out the creation and unveiling by check out the following article. To learn about the detailed contents of the flag, click here

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