Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Mentorship Program – We Want You!!

WE WANT YOU for our Immigrant Services Employment Mentorship Program Our mentees are looking to be matched with Travel Agents, Administration Assistants, Accountants and Dietitians. The Employment Mentorship Program assists immigrants with their transition into Canadian life and workplace culture by matching an immigrant mentee with a volunteer mentor who is working or has worked more » Continue Reading

The Law & You – Hiring International Workers – April 14

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Pre-register: Contact Dorothee at ac.rcknull@eehtorod or call 250.860.4911 Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) Immigrant Services, in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Pushor Mitchell, continues its “The Law & You Series” with a session on hiring more » Continue Reading

Respect Lives Here – May 5

Come on out to the Inspired Word Cafe Open Mic session to hear about “Respect Lives Here”. Any evening of poetry, stories and music. Dates: April 7 & May 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue Respect Lives Here: Respect recognizes differences Respect embraces understanding Respect elevates us to more » Continue Reading

ISLAM: Terrorism or Tolerance? – May 27

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $25 Buy Tickets Conceived by the Prophet Muhammad as a religion of peace, Islam has today become a platform for violent political change and terrorism that has cost innumerable lives in the Middle East more » Continue Reading

Thailand Corner – March 13-19

Date: March 13, 2016, 1:00 pm Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis St, Kelowna Cost: Free Find out why Thailand, Land of Smiles, is one of the world’s most popular destinations through displays of books and handicrafts with opportunity to win prizes and enjoy delicious Thai food. The exhibition will be shown more » Continue Reading

Welcoming Syrian Refugees – Volunteer Orientation

Date: Monday, February 29th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Location: BDO Boardroom, #400 – 1631 Dickson Avenue (Landmark 6, 4th Floor) KCR Immigrant Services invites you to join our volunteer orientation session to help us welcome Syrian refugees. You’ve wanted to help, here is a chance to get involved. Learn about: Ways to make a more » Continue Reading

How to Help Refugees in the Central Okanagan

The Institute of Community Engaged Research at UBC Okanagan in collaboration with Kelowna Community Resources have created a mapping website that allows users to share information about household items, employment opportunities, services, housing, and volunteering that might be used by incoming Syrian refugees. To Donate Household Items, Employment Opportunities or Volunteer Time… Register on the more » Continue Reading

International Women’s Day – ‘It’s 2016’ Event – March 8

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave, Kelowna On March 8th, it is International Women’s Day, the annual celebration of women everywhere. This years intent is to raise awareness to some of the most pressing issues that women are experiencing around the world, from FGM, more » Continue Reading

Okanagan Refugee Coalition for Advocacy – Volunteer Information Session – March 12

Date: March 12th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: The Pit, Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna Want to help newly arrived refugee families? The Okanagan Refugee Coalition for Advocacy (ORCA) will be holding a public information session at Okanagan College for those interested in learning more about volunteering to help newly landed refugee families. Continue Reading

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