Okanagan College Foundation
Are You Ready to Transform Lives and Communities?
When you invest in Okanagan College, you provide life-changing support for students and enable the College to build modern facilities that match the quality of our education.
As the third largest College in British Columbia with a student base of more than 20,000, be assured that your support is transforming the Okanagan and beyond, building a brighter future for all of us.
Community comes full circle for business student
Every Saturday morning, 24-year-old Kody Woodmass takes part in the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society’s Saturday Outreach Breakfast, which delivers hot meals to approximately 100 people.
The meal brings a smile to many peoples’ faces. For Woodmass, helping create positive moments for people living on the streets, however small, drives him to continue using his skills to make a difference.
“There is a huge stigma around homelessness and my goal is to end that stigma,” says Woodmass, who is in his third year of the Business Administration program at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College.
“There are all sorts of individuals who experience homelessness from families fleeing violence to seniors who are living off CPP and miss a payment. If I were to miss one or two pay cheques I could be in the same situation.”
Understanding the importance of community support is something Woodmass knows firsthand. He was able to cover his first semester of College through his savings but since then has worked full time while going to school.