The Okanagan College Students’ Union operates The Harbour as a safe space on the Penticton campus for LGBTQ2S+ folks and allies, and to share resources for students, and assist with food security for all members. Normally, we operate out of the Penticton campus, but we have had to switch to a virtual platform, for the time being, allowing us to open our services beyond Penticton.
If you are in need of assistance, please fill out the intake form to request access to the Harbour Virtual Hamper Program. This program is aimed to provide Salmon Arm and Penticton students with food security through the form of a virtual gift card (e-gift card) or a physical gift card via Canada Post.
To be eligible for this service you must be enrolled in Winter classes. You can request access once a month. All eligible students are limited to 1 hamper at a time. If you have been selected to receive a virtual hamper, you will be contacted within 5 business days and a gift card will be sent to you. Please keep in mind that if you request a physical gift card, delivery times may be longer than usual.
NOW LIVE! our Pantry Hamper registration is open! Register here. This service is currently available for Kelowna-based students. Students can register for a max of 1 hamper per week, and a max of 2 per month. After students register, they will be emailed by OCSU staff with their pick up date and time. Please note that we are limited to a max of 60 students per week due to safety regulations!
NEW SERVICE ALERT Our Pantry remains closed to students, so we’ve decided to bring it to you in the form of Hampers!
The OCSU hamper program is based in Kelowna, and is designed to assist with short term food insecurity. Students must pre register for a hamper- Registration launches JANUARY 15th! Links to the form will be on our website and our socials!
Hamper pick ups begin JANUARY 22! And will go every Friday until the end of the semester. Student must come to campus to pick up their order. Masks covering your mouth and nose will be mandatory! Students can register for a max of 2 hampers a month- but only 1 per week. We are looking forward to seeing you safely for your orders! Pick up times and locations will be communicated directly to those who order. If you have any questions about this service please email our campus Organizer, Megan at POTTER@OCSU.ca
OC students in Kelowna can purchase discounted student passes at Kelowna City Hall! The monthly pass sells for $55 (normally $70) and a Semester pass is available for $176. City Hall is the only place these passes are available for purchase, as our office remains closed until further notice.
To buy a pass, head down to Kelowna City Hall (1435 Water Street, near the Queensway Bus Loop) weekdays between 8am and 4pm. Proof of enrolment at OC is required in order to buy a student bus pass, so don’t forget to bring your student ID! Other documents (like a printout of your class schedule) are acceptable as well.
The semester passes are valid from January 1st until April 30th and are only sold until the last week or so of January. Monthly passes are valid from the first day of the month to the last.
Student Bus Pass Prices
Sheet of 10 single use tickets: $22.50
Proof of enrolment at OC is mandatory at time of purchase.
You can now request (and receive!) free menstruation products from OCSU online! Your students’ union believes that cost should not be a barrier in accessing menstrual hygiene supplies.
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