Category Archives: Immigrant Services

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

KCR Employment Opportunity – Employment & Settlement Worker

Length of Service: 28-35 hours per week Anticipated Start date: October 1st, 2015 Position Summary: The primary responsibilities are to assess participants’ needs or eligibility for specific services, implement information and orientation workshops, assess participant’s relevant skill strengths and development needs, develop action plans, conduct follow-up assessments, resolve conflict situations, liaise with other social services more »Continue Reading

Temporary Foreign Worker Discussion Group

Date: Sunday, August 23rd, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Description: Are you a temporary foreign worker? Do you do agricultural work, or take care of children or elderly people? Are you employed in hotel, restaurant, cafe, construction, or other temporary work? You have much to more »Continue Reading

Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership Newsletter

The Central Okanagan LIP is driven by a Council of community stakeholders whose aims are to support newcomer settlement and integration through local community engagement and collaboration. Central Okanagan LIP Council members include municipal governments, cultural groups, immigrants, the school district, post-secondary education, employers, foundations, local media, umbrella organizations, and non-profit organizations from the four more »Continue Reading

English Conversation Circle

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays until August 20th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am Cost: Free Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue Description: The English Conversation Circle is a fun, safe place to practice English and make new friends. All skill levels are welcome. Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.Continue Reading

Summer Youth Program 2015 – For Newcomer Children & Youth

New to Canada? Want to have fun? Interested in new experiences? Want to make friends in your new home, the Okanagan? The Youth Program provides new experiences for newcomer children and youth where they can enjoy fun local activities such as water activities, bowling, adventure sports, picnics, etc. and mingling with other local youth. Participation more »Continue Reading

Study: Settlement & Housing Experiences of Immigrants to Kelowna

We are looking for your participation in a study on the settlement and housing experiences of immigrants in Kelowna. Each person who participates will receive a free meal during the survey and a $30 gift certificate to Superstore. Child minding is available upon prior request. To be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents must more »Continue Reading

Safe Harbour – February Newsletter

Safe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing AMSSA program that puts vision into action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination. View their February Newsletter Sign up for their monthly newsletterContinue Reading

KCR’s First Annual Immigrant Services Fair

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna KCR is excited to announce that it will be holding it’s first Immigrant Services Fair on February 21st at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Various organizations and services will have tables where you can come and learn about the more »Continue Reading

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