Kelowna Jaycees - JCI Kelowna

Meetings: First Thursday of every month at 7pm at BDO office (4th Floor of Landmark 6) - Click for Map -, unless otherwise posted. Please contact us before coming to a meeting to verify location and so we can have someone greet you.


The Kelowna Jaycees are a group of young professionals and entrepreneurs that strive to grow as individuals while positively impacting our community, Kelowna, BC.

The Kelowna Jaycees are affiliated with Junior Chamber International (JCI); a worldwide federation of young leaders, between the ages of 18-40. The organization has been referred to as the premiere leadership development organization for young people, and being a member of the Kelowna Jaycees allows you to gain access to national and international opportunities.

The Kelowna Jaycees have a decorated history dating back to 1935 as one of Kelowna's premier community service groups. Over the last 80 years, thousands of young men and [as of Jan 2016] women in Kelowna have been a part of a dynamic group that has given them the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and more importantly, have an avenue to give back to the community.

Among our many community projects, we are best known for our work in transforming the former Glenn Avenue School into the Kelowna Jaycees Downtown Youth Centre where the Okanagan Girls and Boys Club run many youth programs and offer the only youth shelter located between Vancouver and Calgary.

Many of our members have been honoured recently for their community involvement in the way of the Top Fourty Under 40. Click here to see a list of current and past JCI members from the Kelowna area that have won this prestigious award