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The Law & You – All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class

Kelowna Community Resources Immigrant Services Presents “All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class” in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Ocana Law Group.

The Law & You Information Session

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Register Now: Contact Dorothee at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod

Description:

“All in the Family, Sponsoring someone under Family Class” with immigration and citizenship specialist Sandra Hakanson, a lawyer with Ocana Law Group. Discussion will include can be sponsored and top 10 errors and tips in applications.

The series focuses on issues of interest to individuals and families who are immigrants and migrants to the region. This session, featuring Immigration and Citizenship lawyer Sandra Hakanson, will cover who can be sponsored under the Family class, as well as highlight tips and errors in applications.

The demographics in the Okanagan are changing with an increasing number of immigrants and migrants working and living in the region. Working with newcomers on a daily basis, KCR Immigrant Services has determined that im(migrants) often require more customized support when using legal services and these “The Law & You” sessions will allow for a more in-depth overview of major issues facing im(migrants) and also offer participants an opportunity to ask questions.

Other Information:

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Complimentary child minding is available on request.

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair Logo
Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

This annual event — now in its 19th year — draws 70+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’. For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!

Need some tips for your booth? Download the notes from the Lunch & Learn

Breastfeeding Art Expo – Call for Independent Artworks – Deadline October 5th

Hosted by Kelowna Community Resources in partnership with Interior Health

We invite you to submit a breastfeeding artwork for display at the Breastfeeding Art Expo (2017-2018). The Breastfeeding Art Expo (www.breastfeedingartexpo.ca) is an art show that will tour the Interior Health region (Thompson Cariboo, the Okanagan and the Kootenays) in 2017-2018. About 100 independent artworks will be displayed (alongside 15 large community artworks developed by professional artists working with community members and partners).

This call is for the independent artworks from artists, amateur or professional, of any age. This is an opportunity for you to have your work shown in a major art show. You do not need to do this artwork in collaboration with community members, although you are welcome to collaborate with a friend or colleague, or a group (e.g. group of school students). An honorarium for successful applicants is available.

For more information:
The deadline for submissions is October 5th, 2016

Please help spread the word far and wide to anyone living in the Interior Health region who you think might be interested in submitting an art piece to the Expo.

Family Friend Workshop: Vision Boards

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Guest Facilitator: Heather Welbers
Register: Call 250.763.8008 ext 136 or email ac.rcknull@dneirfylimaf

What’s a vision Board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. It’s any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

We will learn about goal setting, the power of attraction and positive thinking. Together, we will each create a vision board to take home. All supplies will be provided at no cost to you

Pizza dinner will be provided and childminding is available on request

Invitation to Join the Breastfeeding Challenge

Join us to celebrate breastfeeding in a fun “competition” where every child “wins” because they are breastfed!

When

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Location: Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market
Time: Register at 10:45 am; Latch on at 11:00 am

Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to celebrate breastfeeding with your family and community. Following the “latch on” event, there will be a draw for one lucky family to win a double electric Medela breast pump.

What

Kelowna Breastfeeding Challenge. This fun event is a challenge for which geographic area (province, state or territory) has the most breastfeeding babies, as a percentage of the birthrate, “latched on” at 11:00 am local time.

Why

To celebrate breastfeeding and milk-banking, and demonstrate promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding women and their families. It’s a chance for education and peer support done in a fun social way.

Grand Opening of the Central Okanagan Family Hub – Kelowna

Central Okanagan Family Hub - Kelowna

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Side Entrance to Pearson Elementary, 700 Pearson Road, Kelowna

You’re Invited to the grand opening of the Central Okanagan Family Hub – Kelowna. Join our community in the celebration of this long awaited Family Hub at Pearson Elementary School. Featuring guest speakers and presentations.

Note: Please park on Pearson Road and not in the school lot

Employment Opportunity – Project Coordinator – Strategic Planning for Sustainability

Contract Position – Community Services

Reporting Structure
Community Services Manager, Kelowna Community Resources

Contract Summary
As Project Coordinator, you are responsible for deliverables, budget and reporting for this project. This contract position will average 15-20 hours per week. These hours are flexible, with agreement of the Community Services Manager, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our office location is 120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna. Representing KCR may result in selectively working evenings or weekends and in a variety of public venues.

The hourly wage for this position is $23. The contractor is responsible for EI, CPP, and other deductions.

Any and all materials developed during this contract period are the property of KCR.

Working Relationships
  • Community Services Manager
  • Non profit organizations and community committees
  • Educational institutions
  • Associations and foundations
  • Private enterprise

Prime Functions
  • Research & Analysis – utilizing one on one interviews, surveys, focus groups, and existing research to gather the information needed to adequately evaluate and compare Community Services existing services; analyzing this data in order to develop recommendations to KCR Management for the development of a Strategic Plan for the department.
  • Relationship Building – building relationships with appropriate stakeholder groups including potential funders, corporate sponsors, partner agencies, business, and the local charitable sector.
  • Strategic Planning – utilizing the data collected and in consultation with KCR Management develop a 5 year strategic plan for the Community Services Department which identifies key changes in services, staffing, funding, and marketing.
  • Reporting – working with KCR Management to ensure all reporting requirements and deadlines to external funders and to the Board of Directors are met

Working Conditions
The Project Coordinator works in the office environment with the flexibility to work remotely. The Project Coordinator will also be expected to be out in the community for consultations, presentations, and relationship building.

Personal Qualifications
  • Passionate about serving the Central Okanagan Community
  • Self-motivated and works independently with strategic supervision
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor level degree in communications, education, nonprofit management, business, social work, or similar combination of content.
  • Project Management Coordination
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Strong written, interpersonal, telephone and facilitation skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with the media
  • Experience working non-profit organizations and collaborative committees
  • Strong understanding of the volunteer sector

Start Date: September 2016
Deadline for Applications: September 13, 2016

Please send your CV and cover email to KCR attention: ac.rcknull@nosnikliwd

Employment Opportunity: Designer/Pre-press Layout for Breastfeeding Art Expo

Apply for Short-Term KCR Design Contract
Time frame: October 2016 – March 2017
Payment: $50/hour, Estimated 40 hours
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Please provide an outline of your education and experience in design, specifically in the health field, and in layout for print-ready resources, including details of the design program you work in; InDesign preferred. You will have an opportunity to bring together the design of a variety of projects including an art catalogue, teacher’s guide, how-to-guide and promotional material. An interest and knowledge of health and art, and breastfeeding, is an asset. This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting and unique Art Expo project that will have wide exposure across the interior BC and beyond. Your contribution will be recognized in the relevant resource materials. For more information on the Art Expo go to www.breastfeedingartexpo.ca.

Please send your CV and cover email to KCR attention: ac.rcknull@nelle
If you have questions, call Karen Graham, Project Coordinator, at 250.868.7846

Employment Opportunity: Consultant/Editor for Breastfeeding Art Expo

Apply for Short-Term KCR Editing Contract
Time frame: October 2016 – March 2017
Payment: $35/hour, Estimated 40 hours
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Please provide an outline of your education and experience in plain language project writing and editing, specifically in the health field. This job is for you, if you are a broad thinker who is interested in editing a variety of projects including an art catalogue, teacher’s guide, how-to-guide and promotional material. We are looking for someone who enjoys dissecting sentences for plain language reading, but also can take a broad overview to editing. An interest and knowledge of health and art, and breastfeeding, is an asset. This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting and unique Art Expo project that will have wide exposure across the interior BC and beyond. Your contribution will be recognized in the relevant resource materials. For more information on the Art Expo go to www.breastfeedingartexpo.ca.

Please send your CV and cover email to KCR attention: ac.rcknull@nelle
If you have questions, call Karen Graham, Project Coordinator, at 250.868.7846

Programs, Services and Activities for 55+

Older couple playing
KCR is working on a Seniors’ Wellness project with funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program. We are currently pulling together information to include in a new resource guide that will be specific to each of the four Central Okanagan Communities. The resource guide will be launched in November 2016 at community workshops throughout the region.

If you know of any programs or services that target the 55+ age demographic and would like to have the information included in the guide, please email Stephanie at ac.rcknull@einahpets.

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