New Executive Director for Journey Home

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The Central Okanagan Journey Home Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ball as their new Executive Director. Stephanie brings over 26 years experience in the Human Services sector and has convened and collaborated on a wealth of local, regional and national projects both in Canada and the UK. As a seasoned executive, she has spent much of her career engaged in systems-level orchestration and brings a strong reputation as an impact strategist.  Stephanie shared with us her overwhelming belief that Kelowna can, and will reach its goal of Functional Zero homelessness.

"I was extremely impressed when I did a deep dive into the evolution of the Journey Home Strategy," she said.  "I knew early on this is where I wanted to focus my energy and passion. So much intentionality was put into the development of the Strategy, and it was framed to encompass the Youth Homelessness Strategy; which I believe is a first in Canada. It also embeds an Indigenous response aligned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. There is also a deeply rooted engagement from broad sectors including technology, research, business, and faith; and stakeholders that you rarely see at the table. Kelowna has an amazing collective of talent and resources working to find sustainable solutions to homelessness. I really wanted to be a part of this continued vibrancy and momentum."
 
Stephanie will be working alongside the COJHS Board Executive over the coming weeks to ensure the seamless transition of leadership, and the continuance of the strategic priorities and activities of the Society.