Bernard Residence

1353 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna British Columbia

  • Email
  • Phone 250-717-5613
  • Fax 250-762-6539


  • Name Bob Ens
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Main Contact

  • Name Bob Ens
  • Position Day Shift Supervisor
  • Phone 250-717-5613
  • Email

Programs & Services

We offer Counselling Services which include; lifeskills, education, Alcohol & Drug, and Relapse Prevention on an individual basis. The Corcan Project provides short-term, part time employment to residents who have considerable difficulty finding work due to physical or mental disablilities. Services of CSC Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Mental Health Nurse are available. Project Newstart assists unemployed individuals who have been in conflicty with the law. Staff work directly with residents and provide a personal assessment, develop resumes, provide employer contacts, and employment search transportation.

Bernard Residence


The Okanagan Halfway House Society is a non-profit organization that operates 3 halfway houses in Kelowna, B.C. Bernard Place is a brand new 10 bed facility that specializes in assisting the aging and mobility challenged population. It caters toward residents on conditional release who do not require a highly structured environment. The house is centrally located within walking distance to downtown, malls, & beaches. There are 10 private bedrooms, common areas include; living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry rooms,and parking spaces. Our philosophy is that we exist in order to assist persons on conditional release during their transition to life in the community. Because each resident has his own set of challenges to face, the society believes in taking an individualized approach to each client. All staff are trained in modern correctional procedure, and are committed to the core philosophy. Our staff work within the constraints imposed by release conditions of each individual in the communal environment.

  • Beds 10
  • Population Male Federal and Provincial offenders on conditional release
  • Age Adult
  • Sources Correctional Services of Canada
  • Exclusions Each case is evaluated on its individual merrits
  • Criteria Adult male offenders on conditional release.

Community Involvement

The Okanagan Halfway House has a board of directors made of up local volunteer members who control and oversee programs operated by the society.

Local Parole Office

Correctional Service of Canada
  • Phone 250-470-5166
  • Fax 250-470-5173