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 February Workshops

Taste of Home

TasteofHomeDate: Saturday, February 7th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: New Life Auditorium, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Bring your family and friends and enjoy the samples of different cuisines and entertainment from around the world. Admission is free, tasting tickets cost $1 each.

Register: Immigrant Services has a small amount of free tickets available to give. If you want to attend and would like some free tickets, please register with Doreen at 250.763.8008 ext 129 before Wednesday, February 4th.

 

Pre Employment Series

Date: See Dates Below
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.

  • Finding a Job
    Wednesday, February 11th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Discover Yourself, Your Skills, Interests and Values
    Monday, February 16th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Wednesday, February 18th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Labour Market Information and Career Choices
    Monday, February 23rd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Wednesday, February 25th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Monday, March 2nd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Register: Contact Aimee at 250.763.8008 ext 140 or ac.rcknull@eemia or Andrea at 250.763.8008 ext 153 or ac.rcknull@aerdna. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Income Tax and Computer Skills Workshops

Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: It will soon be time to file taxes! Don’t be caught unaware! Join us for a free workshop on:

  • Where your taxes go
  • How to file your taxes online
  • What documents you need to file
  • Tips and tricks to saving money

*With information on filing your taxes online and making a budget

Register: Contact Kay at 250.763.8008 ext 126 or ac.rcknull@yak. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Youth Program – Recycling

Date: Friday, February 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Ever wonder where your recycling and garbage go after they go into those green and blue bins? Come to our Youth workshop and find out!

Register: Contact Ravail at 250.763.8008 ext 152 or ac.rcknull@liavar or Olivet at 250.763.8008 ext 123 or ac.rcknull@tevilo.

 

KCR’s First Ever Immigrant Services Fair

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna

Description: KCR is excited to announce that it will be holding it’s first Immigrant Services Fair on February 21st at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Various organizations and services will have tables where you can come and learn about the programs they offer and where you can have your questions answered. There will also be talks throughout the day from Immigration Lawyers, Consultants and other professionals speaking on a variety of topics.

Admission is free. We hope to see you there.

 

Volunteering (with LINC Class)

Date: February 25th & February 26th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: LINC at Ki Low Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave, Kelowna

Description: This will be an opportunity to learn more about volunteering, the steps to take to become a volunteer and you will get to try volunteering. We will be volunteering with the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

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

 

Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Date: Friday, February 27th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: More details to follow.

Register: Contact Aimee at 250.763.8008 ext 140 or ac.rcknull@eemia. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Family Program

Date: Friday, February 27th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: More details to follow.

Register: Contact Victoria at 250.763.8008 ext 150 or ac.rcknull@airotciv. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

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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