OUR COMMUNITY

NK'MIP Resource Centre

1165 SenPokChin Blvd
Oliver, BC V0H1T8
P 250-498-6935

We all want a strong and healthy community. NK’MIP Resource Centre and OIBDC offer a wide range of health services, social programs, housing options and support to help OIB community members stay connected, active and moving forward. Our staff are friendly and dedicated to making sure programs and services are tailored around your individual needs.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM
HEALTH SERVICES
HOUSING

COMMUNITY PROGRAM:

Pre and Post Natal Care
Parenting Program
Youth Program: Ages 6-12
Youth Program: Ages 13-24
Elders

Pre and Post Natal Care

Our Syilx Traditional Parenting Program for new and expecting parents provides health checkups, immunizations, healthy harvest boxes, supplies, learning how to make baby food, and more.  There’s even a baby welcoming ceremony to introduce them to the community.  Extra services are available such as weekly doctor visits, monthly pediatrician appointments, and weekly nurse practitioner services.

Parenting Program

Perfect for children up to six years old, our parenting program overlaps with the pre-natal program.  Here the focus is on culture and language, education, health promotion, nutrition, and social support. Through special partnerships we’re also able to provide child and youth development assistance, speech and language therapy, and art therapy.  Dental hygiene services are also offered.

Youth Program: Ages 6-12

We believe in the power of play.  Thanks to partnerships with Right to Play and local elementary school SenPokChin, this youth program uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children in our community.

Our Kwu Xast program is Okanagan Culture based and teaches children identity, self-esteem, self- expression, and self-awareness. Sessions run regularly throughout the year.  There’s also an extended summer fun program.

Youth Program: Ages 13-24

Have fun and make new friends all while learning new skills that will last a lifetime.  Get active and push your boundaries with activities like archery, canoeing, boxing, and more.  Young chefs can even learn how to cook.  Being a young adult can be tough sometimes so there’s also the chance to sit down and talk about the big questions in life.

R’ Native Voice is a partnership with the Okanagan Nation Alliance that builds self-esteem for Aboriginal Youth in High School.

Elders

Our elders carry the wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors, and are a vital link between our past, present and future.  Making sure that elders have the care and attention they deserve is a top priority.  We provide a full range of health services including extra assistance attending appointments off reserve including transportation and accompaniment. We deliver healthy harvest boxes every month, homecare equipment, aids and other services.  Staying connected to the community and across generations is important.  Elders get the opportunity to interact with children at SenPokChin school through weekly lunches and special activities.  There’s also an annual elders conference to attend and enjoy.

HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM:

Walk-In Clinic
Mental Health
Home and Community Care

Walk-In Clinic

Hours:
Tuesdays 4:00– 7:00pm
Thursdays 1:30– 4:30pm

 

Located on-site at the NK’MIP Resource Centre, the Walk-in Clinic is open to all OIB members.   The clinic has a family physician ready to serve your general health needs and to make referrals to specialists. On Tuesdays, a nurse practitioner is on-site and able to provide nearly all the same services as a doctor.  Even if you already have a family doctor, our doors are open to you.  The clinic is open twice a week during specific hours.  No appointment is necessary, but one can be made in advance if required.

 

Clinic staff are committed to a practice within a Syilx perspective and to implementing a holistic approach.  A health care advocate is on-site and ready to make sure that you and your family are able to more easily understand your options and access the wide range of health services available, including transportation to and from health appointments, dealing with courts and family services, and accessing treatment programs.

 

Reflexology and footcare treatments are also available for clients with diabetes and for elders in the community.

Mental Health

Your family’s mental health matters.  Stress, addiction, depression and mental illness require urgent attention.  Counselling makes a difference.  Our clinic team can provide referrals to clinical counsellors or a local psychiatrist.  A psychiatric nurse is also available (Wednesdays only).

Home and Community Care

Our Home and Community Care Nurse provides assessments, immunizations, referrals, pre- and post-operation education and services, education and support for chronic illness, CDC requirements, pre- and post-natal services, as well as working with service delivery organizations to provide safe, comprehensive services for community members.

HOUSING PROGRAM:

Individual Mortgage Program
Home Rentals
Housing Assistance
Housing Grants

Individual Mortgage Program

OIB has partnered with Royal Bank to bring homeownership into our community.  Now, members who qualify to purchase an existing home or build new can take out a maximum loan amount of $285,000.  This program also applies to renovations for existing homeowners. Please contact our office for more information.

 

Contact:

OIB Housing Department

1155 SenPokChin Blvd. Oliver

Tel: 250.498.3444 Ext. 3012

Home Rentals

OIB is committed to providing affordable housing for members.  Your band provides homes for rent so you and your family can enjoy living in our beautiful territory.  Contact our office to find out what options are available and to learn more about renting.

 

Under section 95, there’s also affordable low income rentals.  Government subsidies along with a loan guarantee from OIB secure the loans for this program.  Qualifying members are chosen by Chief and Council to be either placed in a rental unit or a rent-to-own unit.  Subsidies from the federal government keep this program affordable for OIB members.  Applications must be updated annually.

 

Contact:

OIB Housing Department

1155 SenPokChin Blvd. Oliver

Tel: 250.498.3444 Ext. 3012

Housing Assistance

The OIB Housing Department is here to help you.  We can assist with your housing needs whether it’s looking for a contractor, a repairman or purchasing insurance.  OIB will assist with these needs if you are a homeowner.  While you are required to pay for all repairs to your home, we do offer affordable repayment options.  We also offer assistance in applying for government run programs such as RRAP, RRAP-D, HASI & ERP.  Please be aware that there are specific guidelines that must be followed to be eligible for these government programs.  Our office can be contacted to help you during regular business hours.

 

Contact:

OIB Housing Department

1155 SenPokChin Blvd. Oliver

Tel: 250.498.3444 Ext. 3012

Home Owner Grants

Annual Home Owner Grants are available to permanent residents that meet the qualifications.  Please fill out the OIB Home Owner Grant Form and return to the OIB Tax Administrator with the required documentation.  Additional grants are available to senior permanent residents that meet the qualifications.