Okanagan Young Professionals Collective

Building Community. Creating Opportunity.


The Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective is a program of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission. We are hub of resources to attract and retain talent in the region by helping build community and create opportunities for young people.

There’s no membership and we don’t sell anything – other than why it’s so great to live here! All are welcome to join in to connect with other awesome young professionals in our community.

Who are we?

A talented and energetic collection of individuals committed to cultivating a culture for Okanagan professionals in their 20’s and 30’s (Over 40? Don’t worry – we don’t I.D. and the more, the merrier!).

What’s our mission?

The OYP Collective is creating a dynamic, vibrant culture and community that attracts and retains young professionals to the Central Okanagan region through a variety of volunteer, social, professional, sports, arts, cultural events and activities.

What is a collective?

[kəˈlektiv] : A group of individuals or entities that share or are motivated by a common issue or interest and work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective.

Connect With Community

We can help you find professional, social, volunteer and lifestyle opportunities and activities in the Central Okanagan.

We do this by being:
Your Welcoming Committee
A Resource Hub
Local Ambassadors
Dot Connectors
Community Networkers

Frequently Asked Questions

OYP Collective FAQs
How do I join?
What is the age limit to participate?
How do I know if I’m considered a “professional”?

Partnerships & Community Collaboration

We are always looking to work with and promote the people and places that make the Okanagan such a great place to live.

Reach out to us if you:

  • Have an event, resource, job or volunteer posting to share

  • Want to collaborate with us on a project, campaign or resource

  • Are a local business looking to be more involved in supporting young professionals in the region

If you have any questions, or are looking for more information e-mail oyp@investkelowna.com.

Current OYP Events

Monthly Coffee Socials

Upcoming Event: Coffee Social on July 2nd, 2024, 8:00 am to 9:30 am at Sprout Bread. Register on Eventbrite!

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