Kelowna House

1862 Chandler Street
Kelowna British Columbia
V1Y 3Z4

  • Phone 250-860-5820
  • Fax 250-868-2341


  • Name Bob Ens
  • Phone 250-717-3889
  • Email 250-717-3889

Main Contact

  • Name Brian Laffan
  • Position Manager
  • Phone 250-860-5840
  • Email

Programs & Services

Kelowna House offers 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

Project Newstart: assists unemployed individuals who have been in conflicty with the law. They work directly with residents and provide a personal assessment, develop resumes, provide employer contacts, and employment search transportation.

Kelowna House


The Okanagan Halfway House Society is a non-profit organization that operates 3 halfway houses in Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna House is an enhanced facility that caters to residents who have statutory release with residency conditions. The house provides a highly structured environment. Residents are expected to fulfill all conditions of their release, attend CSC directed programs, follow curfew guidelines, and report in as required. The house is "dry". Therefore, all alcohol and drug consumption is prohibited regardless of release conditions.
All residents are assigned chores and are encouraged to seek and maintain employment once they are familiarized with life in the community.
The house is centrally located within walking distance to downtown, malls, & beaches. It features 10 private bedrooms, common areas including a living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry room, 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 of the halfway house.

  • Beds 10
  • Population Male Federal/Provincial offenders.
  • Age Adult
  • Sources Correctional Services of Canada
  • Exclusions Each case is evaluated on its merits
  • Criteria Offenders on Conditional Release

Community Involvement

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

Local Parole Office

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