Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Immigrant Services – Pre-Employment Series

Dates: See schedule below Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Are you unemployed, new to the Canadian job market or need to update your skills? Are you not sure of which direction to go? Our Pre-Employment Program will help you get ready for your job more »

Come Visit Immigrant Services at the West Kelowna World Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 »