Racism targeted

The Social Planning Council is the host agency for the Thompson-Okanagan Respect Network

The Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan has received $50,000 from the B.C. government to help eliminate racism.

The Social Planning Council is the host agency for the Thompson-Okanagan Respect Network, and partners with local agencies in Vernon, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Penticton.

“The Thompson-Okanagan Respect Network is extremely excited to be receiving this funding because it means we can continue to host Respect Lives Here events in local communities,” said Annette Sharkey, Social Planning Council executive director.

“The projects are designed to engage the community, educate stakeholders and celebrate our diversity. It’s wonderful to see so many community members become involved in Respect Lives Here events.”