Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Wise & Well – Calling all Volunteers!

Wise & Well is a project led by CMHA and partnered with 5 community organizations, with a grant received from Community Action Initiative. This project promotes mental health and wellness for older adults through enhanced capacity in individuals and organizations to reach out to older adults to prevent loneliness, potential isolation, or mental health issues. more » Continue Reading

Immigrant Services Fair – March 25th

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Okanagan College- Trades Atrium, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna Cost: FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) and COLIP are excited to host this FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Join us for this year’s Immigrant Services Fair! 20 Community Organizations all in one place at one time more » Continue Reading

Peter’s Your Independent Grocer Recognized for its Work with Newcomers to Canada

Congratulations to KCR Director Peter Boyd from Peter’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) Peter was nominated by Katelin Mitchell (Manager, KCR Immigrant Services) for the 2017 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The award recognized Peter’s YIG for tackling the challenges and obstacles faced by newcomers and striving to make more » Continue Reading

It Takes A Village…

More than 200 volunteers were ready to help. After several planning meetings and organizing donations, the Central Okanagan prepared itself to welcome newly arrived Syrian refugee families. Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) worked together with many community partners to develop a plan to support and assist these families who were expected to arrive in the masses. more » Continue Reading

تعالوا زرونا – Taaloo Zorouna – Come Visit with Us

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna Cost: Free Learn about Syrian cultures and traditions and hear from some of the families making the Thompson Okanagan their new home. Come visit, meet and share. Light refreshments will be served. more » Continue Reading

Immigrant Services – Youth Leadership Week

Dates: March 20th – 24th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Calling all 12-16-year-old immigrant youth to join KCR for our fun-filled Leadership Week! Learn how to be the best you can be with interesting guest speakers. Make new friends. Learn about yourself. Learn from professionals. Free Snacks & Drinks more » Continue Reading

KCR Mentor Volunteer Committee

Our KCR Mentor Volunteer Committee has been created! Thank you to our volunteers: Julie, Rachel, Alexandra (with Settlement Workers Vicki Pilot and Marrianna Chen) for stepping up to host our quarterly Mentor-Mentee Potlucks. Other fabulous ideas and ways to network to come! Our organization appreciates and gives back to our wonderful Volunteers in many different more » Continue Reading

2nd Annual Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead at the Shatford Centre Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location: Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton Cost: Admission by Donation A community event to share the old Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos through art, food, fun activities and more. Ancestral altar viewing Collaborative altar art more » Continue Reading

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. 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: more » Continue Reading

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