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Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants

Dates: January 9 & 23, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free – Free Child Minding available
Register: 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 January sessions focus on Immigration Sponsorship and Family Law.

Family Class Sponsorship – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Sandra Hakanson, Immigration Lawyer with Ocana Law Group presents on bringing Parents, Grandparents and Adopted Children into Canada, including tips and hints on preparing applications.

Family Law – Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Brian Anslow, Lawyer with Glazier Polley, focuses on Canadian Family Law for Immigrants and Sandra Hakanson, Immigration Lawyer with Ocana Law Group, addresses Sponsorship Breakdown.

All sessions are free and complimentary child minding is available. Please pre-register at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod. Funding provided by The Law Foundation of BC.

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 Wednesday of each month. Block one hour in your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time.

Upcoming Workshops

Volunteers Impact at Community, Family and Individual Levels
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Register Now

This research-based workshop will provide insight into ways we can describe volunteer impact. Most of our programs do not evaluate long-term benefits to volunteers and their surroundings. It will give you reliable information and sources to use in recruiting, promotion and grant writing.

Facilitator: Dawn Wilkinson, B.H.Ec., M.Sc., Community Services Manager, KCR
Dawn Wilkinson, is passionate about supporting the non-profit sector’s role in making our community a healthy and vibrant place in which to live, work and play. Her work history spans business, government, university, and voluntary organizations in Manitoba, Alberta, and BC and blends a variety of experiences in program development, volunteer management, and communications.


Being a Volunteer Tattle Tale
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Registration Opening in February

Faciliator: Stephanie Moore


April: None – Enjoy Celebrating the Value of Volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15 – 21, 2018.


Working with Volunteers to Manage Your Social Media Strategy
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Facilitator: Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan Similkameen
Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan SimilkameenMarianne Dahl is a marketing and events specialist with a deep history working with marketing agencies, real estate development, and the tech sector. She has been the Marketing and Events Manager at United Way CSO for the last 3+ years where she is very involved in volunteer recruitment and manages digital media events, volunteers, and interns along with the communications strategy. Marianne will share some hands-on findings and best practices while working with non-profit staff, volunteers and social media.


June: No Session

July: No Session

August: No Session

September: No Session


Recognizing Flexibility in Volunteers Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Facilitator: Stephanie Moore


Developing a Volunteer Advisory Group Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna


December: No Session


Past Workshops

The Value of Volunteers in Dollars & Cents
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shining a Light on the Past Year
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Remember Your Calling as a Manager of Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Ownership Model: Oh No, They’re Taking Over!
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to Hook New Volunteers: Recruitment as Selling
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Time Management Tools
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Planning Made Easier
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteer Training: What? How? Why?
Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Love Languages of Volunteers: How to Speak Them Fluently
Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Volunteers as Agency Ambassadors
Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Not Just for Kids
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What’s in Your Wallet?
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Attracting the Volunteers You Need
Date: THURSDAY, September 8, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thank-a-thon
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Having THAT Talk
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tis the Season
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Hour Challenge
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Marketing and Recruitment – Hand in Glove
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Focus Attention on Your Volunteers: National Volunteer Week Ideas
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Unemployed Training & Employment Program

KCR has partnered with the BC Alliance for Manufacturing to offer a no-cost-to-you, 8-week training program to help get you trained and placed in manufacturing jobs. Registration is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to register as soon as possible by calling 250.763.8008.

The first group will run October 16 – December 8, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, visit our Employment Services page.

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently working
  • Willing to commit to full-time training and working
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