Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

Below is a list of upcoming workshops KCR is offering in Immigrant Services. These workshops are all offered for free (unless otherwise noted).


 

Settlement May Workshops

Network Building Night

Date: Friday, May 29th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come and meet with friends old and new, from different countries, that work in different professions and are in different walks of life. You will also learn about the Settlement and Employment Mentorship programs, so if you would like to learn more about being a mentor or mentee, please come!

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram. No child minding will be provided at this event.

Settlement June Workshops

Pre-Employment Series

Date(s): June 2nd, June 4th, June 16th, June 18th, June 23rd, June 25th
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #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 search. Click here to see the schedule of topics.

Register: Contact Olivet at 250.763.8008 ext 123 or ac.rcknull@tevilo. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Summer Camps & Extracurricular Activities for Children

Date: Friday, June 5th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Description: Summer is fast approaching, in this workshop, you will learn about:
  • What camps & extracurricular activities happening in Kelowna during summer
  • How to evaluate and choose a good summer camp/activity
  • What options you have for financial support
  • Bring your swimsuit and your children as we will get to swim at the pool for free!

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram.

Soccer Game and Barbecue for Temporary Foreign Workers

Date: Saturday, June 6th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Jack Robertson Memorial Park, 1655 Willow Crescent (in Glenmore area)

Description: Come and find out about recreational opportunities available in Kelowna. Join us for a fun filled afternoon which will kick off with an international soccer game. After the game a barbecue of hamburgers and hot-dogs will be provided.

Register: Contact Elizabeth at 250.763.8008 ext 139 or ac.rcknull@htebazile.

Labour Market Trends

Date: Monday, June 8th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Our Labour Market Trends will cover the following:
  • Using Labour Market Information in a new British Columbia
  • Service & Goods Sectors overview
  • Outlook for specific industries
  • Kelowna’s major employers
  • Immigration Market Force Impacts
  • National, provincial, and local unemployment rates

Register: Contact Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Tenancy Rights

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us for a free workshop on Tenancy Rights! With guest presenter from the Residential Tenancy Branch. Topics to be covered:
  • Entering into a tenancy
  • Security deposits, pet deposits, and inspection
  • Rent increases and non-payment of rent
  • Ending a tenancy
  • Landlord access
  • Discrimination

Register: Contact Doreen at 250.763.8008 ext 129 or ac.rcknull@neerod. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Life Skills For Newcomers

Date(s): Wednesday, June 10th & Friday, June 12th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: At this workshop for women, we will share tips with each other on how to successfully adjust to life in Canada. We will talk about topics such as: social cues in Canada, Canadian culture and multiculturalism, values such as individualism and self-care, and how to help your children succeed.

Register: Contact Ravail at 250.763.8008 ext 129 or ac.rcknull@liavar. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Citizenship Test Study Circle

Date(s): Mondays on June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us as we help each other prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Personal Safety - Wildfires in the Okanagan

Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: In the summer, the Okanagan has beautiful and hot weather. But without any rain, this hot weather can cause dangerous wildfires. Come to this workshop to learn about the following topics:
  • How to prepare your family and home for a wildfire
  • What to do if you are evacuated
  • How to help prevent forest fires
  • Other tips for summer safety

Register: Contact Aimee at 250.763.8008 ext 140 or ac.rcknull@eemia. Child minding available if requested in advance.

Photography for Youth & Parents - From Better to Best

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This is the second part of the photography class started in May. This workshop is for you if you know the basics of photography but want to take even better photos. Dennick Carullo will be speaking about advanced photography techniques. Bring your camera!

Register: Contact Olivet at 250.763.8008 ext 123 or ac.rcknull@tevilo.

City Park Picnic (With LINC Class)

Date: Thursday, June 25th, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: City Park, Downtown Kelowna

Description: Bring your lunch and your family as we have a picnic together and enjoy summer.

Register: Contact Doreen at 250.763.8008 ext 129 or ac.rcknull@neerod.

Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

Employment Mentorship Program

Would you like to meet people working in your desired field of work? Join our Employment Mentorship Program!

KCR's Employment Mentorship Program aims to assist you in learning more about Canadian workplace culture, improve your job search skills and meet people already working in your field of interest.

We currently have mentors in computer programming, banking and social work. If you are interested in any of these areas and would liked to be matched to one of these mentors, please contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram.

If none of those areas of work interest you and you would like a mentor for a different type of work, please contact Marriana at the above number. We will find a mentor for you.

Settlement Mentorship Program

  • Do you want to practice your English?
  • Do you want to meet more people in Kelowna?
  • Do you want to become more involved in Canadian culture and lifestyle?
The Settlement Mentorship Program can match you with a mentor, who has been living in Canada for a longer amount of time. You and your mentor will meet once a week for a 6 month period and your mentor can help you practice your English, meet people and become more involved in Canadian culture by doing different activities that you are both interested in.

If you or your family are interested in being matched with a mentor or mentor family, please contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or 250.763.8008 x140.

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