Category Archives: Immigrant Services

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

The Law & You: A Free Information Series for Employers

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna Cost: Free. Complimentary Child Minding available on request. Pre-register: ac.rcknull@eehtorod or 250.860.4911 Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) Immigrant Services is pleased to present “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Employment more » Continue Reading

Want to Help Welcome Refugees?

News of an influx of refugees to our community is prompting individuals, businesses and nonprofits to get involved. A region-wide coordinated effort is underway. It is anticipated that 20 Syrian families will arrive at the Kelowna airport over the next 4 months. Their needs will reflect both the unique settlement issues of newcomers and the more » Continue Reading

The Law & You: A Free Information Series for Immigrants Focuses on Small Claims Actions

Small Claims with Parveen Shergill & Joel Wonnacott, Lawyers of Pushor Mitchell LLP Small Claims is no small issue to be dealing with. Lawyers Parveen Shergill and Joel Wonnacott shed light on the process and how you can prepare for it. Date: Wednesday, November 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) more » Continue Reading

The Law & You: A Free Information Series for Immigrants

Presented by KCR Immigrant Services Dates: See individual dates below Time: 6:30 ­pm ‐ 8:30 pm Admission: Free – Complimentary Child Minding also available Pre­-registration Required: ac.rcknull@eehtorod or 250.860.4911 Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) Immigrant Services is pleased to present “The Law & You: A Free Information Series for Immigrants” in partnership with the Law Foundation more » Continue Reading

Living Library

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna Join us for the Living Library at Culture Days! What? In collaboration with the Local Immigration Partnership and KCR, the Living Library initiative will have human ‘books’ available to the public during the Saturday celebration. more » Continue Reading

Immigration Symposium: Immigration, Social Justice, & the Common Good: Views from the Okanagan

Join us for a discussion on the impact of Canadian policy on immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. We have identified two key areas of concern, and will look at these through multiple lenses, beginning with Indigenous perspective: The difficulties in the current system for community groups interested in sponsoring people, and help settle and more » Continue Reading

COLIP September Newsletter

The bi-weekly newsletter is now available. The newsletter is to keep community members in the loop about the events, programs and happenings that relate to the integration of newcomers. Have an event, workshop, or news item that you would like the community to know about? Email the details to the LIP Coordinator to be included more » Continue Reading

KCR Employment Opportunity – Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Coordinator

Length of Service: 28-35 hours per week Anticipated Start date: September 28th, 2015 Position Summary: The LIP Coordinator provides indirect services that bring about a new form of collaboration at the community-level related to newcomer settlement and integration. The Coordinator’s aim is to: Foster a systematic approach to engage SPOs and other institutions to integrate more » Continue Reading

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