• area employment assistance coordinators 2013

  • council directors 2013

  • Empowering Change Training

  • OTDC Directors

  • otdc forestry gang

  • otdc clients bridge construction

  • otdc ladies seminar

  • otdc client chefs

  • otdc ladies

  • Employment Assistance Coordinators (2013)
  • Some OTDC Directors and Program Manager (2013)
  • Empowering Change Training (2013)
  • OTDC Directors and EAS at Joint Meeting (2012)
  • OTDC clients find Forestry Employment
  • OTDC clients helped build the William Bennett Bridge
  • Who's who at OTDC seminar
  • OTDC clients work their magic in the kitchen
  • Ladies attending OTDC strategy meeting

Welcome to OTDC

Okanagan Training & Development Council (OTDC) Service Areas consist of six band memberships; Okanagan Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band and Lower Similkameen Band. OTDC also manages a West Kootenay Service Area.

Okanagan Training & Development Council Service Area Map

otdc service area


On January 23, 1996 a National Framework Agreement on Human Resources Development was signed by the First Nations and the Government of Canada. Under this agreement federal funding for aboriginal training and employment services, previously known as Pathway to Success, administered during the 1995-1996 fiscal year by aboriginal management boards, was transferred to direct First Nations control as of April 1, 1997. A Regional Bilateral Agreement (RBA) between Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) and the Assembly of First Nations, British Columbia (AFNBC) puts into place the conditions under which this funding transfer is to occur in BC.

OTDC Band Employment
Service Area Offices

Vernon, BC
Okanagan Indian Band

Westbank, BC
Westbank First Nation

Penticton, BC
Penticton Indian Band

Hedley, BC
Upper Similkameen Indian Band

Keremeos, BC
Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Oliver, BC
Osoyoos Indian Band

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1