Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants

Date: Tuesdays, October 23 – November 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free – Complimentary Child Minding also available
Register Now: ac.rcknull@eehtorod or 250.860.4911

KCR – Community Resources is pleased to present Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC. The fall series focuses on issues of interest to both employers and employees and is open to everyone.

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 immigrants often require more customized support when using legal services and these Legal 101 sessions allow for an in-depth overview of major issues facing immigrants and also offer participants an opportunity to ask questions. Fall Sessions are open to both Employers and Employees.

Tuesday, October 23 – Family Law

Family Law and Sponsorship Breakdown with Brian Anslow and Emily MacArthur (Glazier Polley) and Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group) This session will educate participants on their rights in case of a family breakdown. Family Lawyers Brian Anslow and Emily MacArthur will speak to the legal rights and obligations under Canadian law, while Lawyer Sandra Hakanson will address options from the immigration perspective.

Brian Anslow & Emily MacArthur, Lawyers – Glazier Polley
Sandra Hakanson, Lawyer – Ocana Law Group

Tuesday, October 30 – Employment Law

Employers recruiting or hiring Foreign Workers can educate themselves on the processes and rules to ensure compliance, while employees can ensure they understand what is required of them to become Permanent Residents.

Susan Kootnekoff, Lawyer – Inspire Law
Sandra Hakanson, Lawyer – Ocana Law Group

Tuesday, November 6 – Wills & Estates

Tuesday, November 13 – Small Claims

Funding provided by:
The Law Foundation of British Columbia

SuperHost Training – October 26

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $75
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018
Register Now: Suzie, ac.rcknull@eizus or call 250.763.8008 ext 245

SuperHost is a suite of quality, affordable customer service training courses for front-line employees. SuperHost offers relevant, up-to-date content and best practices that meet the current needs and expectations of employers and visitors. First launched in 1985, SuperHost is recognized as the standard for customer service excellence in BC.

Why become SuperHost Certified?
Customer service skills are highly valued by employers, and continue to be among the top skills required in most workplaces. Becoming SuperHost certified:
  • Leads to greater customer satisfaction;
  • Helps solve customer problems in a professional manner;
  • Boosts confidence and knowledge;
  • Contributes to a happier, more productive workplace; and
  • Increases revenue and business bottom line!

2018 Holiday Events Guide

It’s that time of year again! Preparations for the 2018 Holiday Events Guide have begun!

The Holiday Events Guide consists of FREE/low-cost events, community dinners, spiritual services, craft fairs & bazaars, and Christmas hamper locations happening in the Central Okanagan during the holiday season.

Download: 2017 Holiday Events Guide (PDF)

Cost per Event Submission: $10
Event Submissions Due: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 pm


The Guide will run in the November 14th, 2018 edition of the Kelowna Capital News.
  • 43,500 Copies sent out to Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Peachland
  • 1,500 extra copies sent to high-traffic community locations (Parkinson Rec, H20, etc)

Submit & Pay Online with PayPal

Please fill out the form with all event and contact information. When finished, you will receive an email with purchase instructions. Events not associated with a payment will not be published. Make sure to purchase the right quantity needed for the number of event submissions. Please add your Event Names in the Order Notes section of the purchase confirmation page so we can associate payments with events.

Submit your Event Information

Purchase Event Submissions

Submit & Pay in Person

If you do not wish to purchase using a credit card on PayPal, please fill out the Event Submission Form and print it off. Bring in your payment (cash/cheque, $10/event) to our office (#200 – 620 Leon Avenue) with your printed event forms before the deadline. Paper receipts will be issued when payment & event information is received.

Page 2 is only required if you are submitting more than 1 event.

Download: In-Person Event Submission Form (PDF)


Contact Kelsey at ac.rcknull@nimda or 250.763.8008 ext 138.

Immigration Consulting Services

We are happy to announce KCR is now offering reduced cost immigration consulting services for low-income families and individuals. Aimee Jensen, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, is currently preparing immigration applications for:
  • Open work permits, study permits and visitor visas
  • Family sponsorship applications
  • PR Card renewals
  • Canadian Citizenship Applications.

If you are interested in learning more about this new service and if you qualify, please contact one of our Settlement Workers at 250.763.8008.

Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers

Free Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers – Encourage one another & Expand our knowledge during these lunch hour gatherings held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Block one hour in your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time.

Workshops provided by:
United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen - logo

Upcoming Workshops

Recognizing Flexibility in Volunteers
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Register Now

Managing and supervising volunteers requires systems, processes, policies and procedures but it also requires flexibility. We’ll discuss the “Who, What, When, Where, How” of incorporating flexibility into the volunteer management cycle. This session will also give us the opportunity to consider why we might want to be flexible with volunteer positions. Bring your lunch! Some refreshments provided.

Note: The Nourishing Volunteer Managers Series has moved to Thursdays to accommodate all of our workshops and training programming.

Facilitator: Stephanie Moore, BBA, Project Coordinator, KCR Community Resources
Stephanie Moore, Project Coordinator, KCR Community ResourcesStephanie Moore has worked in the Non-profit sector since 2001. Her career has included project coordination, business development, fitness, recreation, wellness, cultural services, tourism, fundraising, and non-profit development. This path has provided the experience of working alongside volunteers, supervising volunteers and reporting to volunteer boards and committees. Stephanie also enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered her time to various local boards, committees, and fundraising events. Stephanie believes that matching the right volunteer to the right opportunity creates a positive and energized environment that is mutually beneficial.

Topic TBA
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

December: No Session

Publication Updates: Suicide Prevention Handbook & Media Resource Guide

2018 Suicide Prevention Handbook

This resource was developed due to the critical need for continuing education and accessible information around proactively and positively responding to an individual’s risk of death by suicide. In the Central Okanagan, families/friends have been devastated by the suicide of a loved one. It is our hope that this resource may be used as a guide as well as a means of encouraging open dialogue and discussion about this potentially preventable action.

Download Now

Central Okanagan Media Resource Guide

This publication was created by KCR – Community Resources and is intended to provide community organizations with a guide to effectively promote fundraising or, an event, or to recruit volunteers.

Download Now

Please print and distribute either of these publications as you please.

NEW Workshop: Grant Writing Essentials

KCR Workshop: Grant Writing Essentials
Dates: Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 14, 21, 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price (6 modules) $299
Register Now

All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
  • Their organization is seeking grant funding for; and
  • They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.

October 17, 2018: Module 1 – Starting with the End in Mind

Understand the in’s and out’s of Project Logic Models – Inputs, Outputs and most importantly Outcomes! In addition, learn to develop a project timeline and program evaluation tools for outcome measurement.

October 24, 2018: Module 2 – Unlocking Your Funding Potential

Learn about the different types of funding available and how to find the appropriate funder for your agency’s needs.

October 31, 2018: Module 3- Crafting a Compelling Story

Review the components of most grant applications. Learn to describe the need for the program/project in the community.

November 14, 2018: Module 4 – Making Sense of the Dollars

Review program expenses and revenues, differentiate between indirect and direct costs, understand how to value-in-kind contributions, calculate matching funds and assess your program sustainability capacity.

November 21, 2018: Module 5 – Cultivating Lasting Relationships

Understand the importance of funders’ guidelines, explore effective project partners and how to obtain letters of support, improve participant impact stories and testimonials, and discover alternative opportunities to engage with your funder.

November 28, 2018: Module 6 – Packaging a Professional Submission

This workshop requires participants to bring a draft grant application that is close to completion for feedback and review. Explore common grant proposal pitfalls, ensure compliance with funder expectations, engage in peer review of your grant proposal for feedback and fine-tuning.

KCR’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic

KCR’s Community Volunteer Income Tax clinic is open and ready for appointments! Those with appointments are prioritized but Walk-ins are welcome depending on availability. The clinic will be open Fridays from 9:15 am – 10:30 am.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax clinic helps eligible taxpayers who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Please read the full page to know if you qualify and what you will need to bring to your appointment.

A modest income is defined as:
  • Single person/up to $30,000
  • Couple/up to $40,000 (add $2,500 for each dependent)
  • One adult with one child/up to $35,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependent)

A simple tax situation:
  • No Income or
  • Income from these sources:
    • employment
    • pension
    • benefits such as CPP, disability, CCB, EI, social assistance
    • RRSP
    • support payments
    • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
    • interest (under $1,000)

Your tax situation is not simple if you:
  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have businesses or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person

Please bring to your appointment:
  • Valid, government issued, photo id – Essential
  • 2017 Tax Slips – Essential
  • Receipts – Essential
  • Tax Forms
  • Copy of last year’s Income Tax Return
  • 2017 Tax Assessment

For more information or to book an appointment:
250.763.8008 ext. 221
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