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The OSNS Legacy Foundation

Securing the delivery of pediatric rehabilitation in the South Okanagan Similkameen by ensuring the financial stability of the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre.

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.

Our Story

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.​

Meet the Foundation Board of Directors

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Mark Melissen

Bernice Greig

Peter MacIntosh

Board Chair | President, Wildstone Construction

Board Vice Chair | Retired Lawyer

Board Treasurer | CPA, CA, FEA, Partner - Grant Thornton

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Kathy Gross

Patt Dyck

Gurpal Buttar

Board Director | Retired Pediatrician

Board Director | Founding Owner, Cannery Brewing

Board Director | Periodontist, Owner - South Okanagan Perio

Whether you give to OSNS directly or through the OSNS Legacy Foundation, know that you are making a significant difference to kids all across our region.

There are many ways to support the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre, but with the addition of a Foundation, it allows us to process more complicated gift types. If you'd like to speak to us about any of the following ways of giving, please reach out to Megan at

  • Monthly giving

  • Include a bequest to OSNS Legacy Foundation in your Will

  • Name the OSNS Legacy Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA

  • Gift of life insurance

  • Gift of securities – shares, bonds or mutual funds

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