Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

Below is a list of upcoming workshops KCR is offering in Immigrant Services. These workshops are all offered for free (unless otherwise noted).

Settlement February Workshops

Pre-Employment Series

Date(s):
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills & Interests
    Thursday, February 18th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Thursday, February 25th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

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 Law Lessons for 2016” as part of its ongoing The Law & You Information Series. This session is aimed at employers in the region, especially those working with immigrants.

As any HR practitioner is aware, employment law is constantly evolving. To help navigate this changing environment, KCR is partnering with the Law Foundation of BC and Pushor Mitchell LLP to host a “year in review”, looking at opportunities and challenges being presented in 2016.

Labour and Employment lawyer David Brown hosts this talk. Specific topics include:
  • Escalating Damages before Human Rights Tribunals
  • Just Cause in Employee Terminations
  • Employee Disabilities and Frustration of Contract
  • Family Status Discrimination
  • Notice Periods and Non-Competition Agreements

Join us for an information evening that is relevant to both employers and employees.

For More Information Contact:
Dorothee Birker, Project Coordinator, 250.860.4911, ac.rcknull@eehtorod
Katelin Mitchell, Manager, Immigrant Services, 250.763.8008 ext. 130, ac.rcknull@niletak

Computer Skills: Filing your Taxes using your Computer

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: Do you need to file yours or your family members' personal taxes and don't want to pay an accountant, or tax preparation company to do them? Did you know that you can find many of your T4's online at the Canada Revenue Agency's website? Come to this workshop to learn about how to use Canada Revenue Agency's My Account services and about software and websites that can help you file your taxes quickly and correctly, and often for free!

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Free Presentation: Settlement and Housing Experiences of Recent Immigrants in Small & Mid-sized Cities in the Interior of BC

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: In this presentation Dr. Carlos Teixeira and Dr. Julie Drolet will share the results of the research study on immigrants settlement and housing experiences in Kelowna and Kamloops, British Columbia. Immigrants’ settlement experiences, including their access to local services and their housing experiences and outcomes will be discussed. The role of community services and housing are contributing factors to consider in the attraction and retention of immigrants in small- and mid-sized cities. Recommendations for improving immigrants’ settlement and integration will be shared in the context of the Interior of British Columbia.

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Navigating the Secondary School System: How to Help your Child Flourish in the School System

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: Our guest speaker, Virginia Hallonquist, a retired teacher/counsellor, will talk about Canadian Secondary School with information about BC school curriculum, community involvement, parents involvement, etc.

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Legal Rights & Responsibilities

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Children's Festival at George Elliot High School

Date: Saturday, February 27th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: George Elliot High School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Description: TBA

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

Employment Mentorship Program

Would you like to meet people working in your desired field of work? Join our Employment Mentorship Program!

KCR's Employment Mentorship Program aims to assist you in learning more about Canadian workplace culture, improve your job search skills and meet people already working in your field of interest.

We currently have mentors in computer programming, banking and social work. If you are interested in any of these areas and would liked to be matched to one of these mentors, please contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram.

If none of those areas of work interest you and you would like a mentor for a different type of work, please contact Marriana at the above number. We will find a mentor for you.

Settlement Mentorship Program

  • Do you want to practice your English?
  • Do you want to meet more people in Kelowna?
  • Do you want to become more involved in Canadian culture and lifestyle?
The Settlement Mentorship Program can match you with a mentor, who has been living in Canada for a longer amount of time. You and your mentor will meet once a week for a 6 month period and your mentor can help you practice your English, meet people and become more involved in Canadian culture by doing different activities that you are both interested in.

If you or your family are interested in being matched with a mentor or mentor family, please contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or 250.763.8008 x140.

Immigrant Services - Workshop Blog Posts

  • 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 Law Lessons for 2016” as part of its ongoing The Law & You Information Series. This session is aimed at employers in the region, especially those working with immigrants. As any HR practitioner is aware, employment law is constantly evolving. To help navigate this changing environment, KCR is partnering with ...
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