Welcome to OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre
Welcome to the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre
$103,00 and Counting Raised for the
Share A Smile Telethon!
Thank you to all the business owners, sponsors, performers, special guests, volunteers, panel members, donors, media and broadcasters for making our day so special
We have launched the OSNS Legacy Foundation
With a goal of raising $10 million in 5 years, the OSNS Legacy Foundation is determined to ensure the long term stability of local treatment for children with developmental challenges. Dollars raised will build an endowment fund to secure services for years to come.
OSNS recognized a long standing need to respond to unacceptable waiting times for children with diagnosed developmental challenges. The government plays an important role in providing funding for the Centre but does not fully fund treatment services. Each year, clinical staff must spend precious time and resources on fundraising to cover shortfalls that allow children access to the help they need.
After over 40 years of service, the Legacy Foundation will propel the Centre forward to meet the growing scope of healthcare needed by children with developmental challenges in the South Okanagan.
“OSNS is dedicated to equity in community healthcare. We believe that all children should have access to the developmental treatment they need. The launch of the OSNS Legacy Foundation is certainly cause for optimism and a step forward in securing services based in the South Okanagan”, Manisha Willms, Executive Director of the OSNS.
We envision a community in which all children and youth reach their full potential.
We've been helping children overcome developmental challenges in their movement, play, speech, language, learning, attention and behaviour since 1978.
The truth is, raising and supporting children challenges us to be our best.
Envisioning all children reaching their full potential
What We Do at OSNS
We provide education and early intervention treatment to children facing developmental challenges. We assist in guiding and supporting the families of these children.