Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Come Visit Immigrant Services at the West Kelowna World Music Festival

Written on August 21, 2014 at 10:02 am, by

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Highway (behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Pool) Cost: Admission to all performances is free Description: West Kelowna World Music Festival is an artistic showcase, flavoured with the many cultures of the Okanagan Valley. This event is also family focused, offering kids’ zone, multicultural more »

Summer Program for Immigrant Youth

Written on July 7, 2014 at 8:54 am, by

Are your children new to Canada and interested in having fun and new experiences this summer? From July to August, the Summer Youth Program will be arranging an average of 2 activities per week for newcomer youth. To register and for more information, contact Fatou Gamatié at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or call 250.869.7586 (cell) or 250.763.8008 x153. more »

KCR is Hiring – Research Consultant for the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership Council

Written on July 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm, by

Research Consultant for the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership Council Call for Letter of Interest (LOI) August 2014 – October 2014 The deadline for submission is July 11, 2014 at 8:30am. Letters of Interest (LOIs) received after the deadline will not be considered. 1.0 Purpose The Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council announces a more »

Employment and Settlement Mentorship Programs at KCR

Written on May 21, 2014 at 8:35 am, by

Immigrant Services is please to announce two new programs to assist you in being successful in Canada. In the Employment Mentorship Program, you will be matched with a volunteer “mentor” who is someone currently working in your field of work that interests you. You will then meet with your “mentor” on a regular basis and more »

Position Openings with KCR Immigrant Services

Written on May 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm, by

Settlement Worker Length of Service: 28 hours per week until March 31, 2015 Anticipated Start date: June 2, 2014 Position Summary: The primary responsibilities are to assess participants’ needs or eligibility for specific services, implement information & orientation  workshops, assess participant’s relevant skill strengths and development needs, develop action plans, conduct follow-up assessments, resolve conflict situations, liaise more »

Citizenship 101 Course

Written on March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am, by

Date: April 17th – May 20th, Every Tuesday & Thursday Evening, 4:30pm – 6:00pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: Free To Register: Aimee: 250.763.8008 x35 | ac.rcknull@eemia Doreen: 250.763.8008 x29 | ac.rcknull@neerod

The Gathering Place featured on ShawTV

Written on March 21, 2014 at 8:59 am, by

At our potluck event in February, The Gathering Place had the amazing opportunity to showcase the importance of such a space in the community and share an amazing meal together with Shaw TV in the background. The lovely faces of The Gathering Place can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShawTVOkanagan/search?query=immigrant+potluck We look forward to seeing more of more »

The Gathering Place – February/March Events

Written on February 21, 2014 at 9:40 am, by

The Gathering Place *All events take place at KCR: 120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna. *Snacks and drinks will be provided at each Gathering Place event! Family Night Drop-In Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Bring your family for an evening out! OK to SAY Dance Performance Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm more »

The Gathering Place – February Events

Written on February 3, 2014 at 9:49 am, by

  Film Screening and Discussion on Equality | February 11, 2014 | 5:00pm-7:00pm This evening’s documentary, “Born Equal”, is a film about homosexuality and religion that argues that all are born equal. An essential discussion for all, as February is Human Rights month!   Game Night Drop-In | February 13, 2014 | 5:00pm-7:00pm Bring a game and more »

New Language Testing Option Offers Hope: College Brings IELTS Testing to Interior

Written on January 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm, by

Okanagan College is providing a new service to would-be citizens whose first language is not English. Recently, the College became an official venue for IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) – the only location in B.C.’s Interior. “Before, if someone wanted to take the IELTS test, they would have to travel to the Lower more »