Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Summer Youth Program – Activities

The Summer Youth Program provides fun and exciting experiences for newcomer youth (ages 9-15) where they can enjoy local activities and meet other youth. This program runs during July and August and will include 2-3 activities every week. Cost: $5 per activity Register: Contact Chelsea at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or 250.763.8008 ext. 152. Continue Reading

EVENT: Taaloo Zorouna – Visits with our Syrian Neighbours تعالوا زرونا

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna Join the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership, Kelowna Community Resources, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Kelowna branch and London Drugs Welcoming 150 for a screening of Syrian families in our community. The videos were produced more » Continue Reading

Learn to Camp!

There is still room for 3 families to join our Immigrant Services group! Date: June 23-25, 2017 Location: Glacier National Park, BC Cost: $44 for each person aged 6 and older, $22 for each child aged 3-5 years old, free for child under 3 years old Register: Contact the Immigrant Services Team at 250.763.8008 ext more » Continue Reading

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

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