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 March Workshops

Job Conversation Club

Dates: Mondays, March 6 - 27, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Set your goals, exchange challenges for job seekers, networking, learn and share new information. Join us for coffee, new ideas and good conversations.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Women & Wellness

Dates: Mondays, March 6 - April 24, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Would you like to improve your health and reduce stress? Immigrant women in the Central Okanagan are invited to attend this 8-week wellness group. Together, we will explore the topics of self-care, mindfulness, coping with stress and living a healthier lifestyle.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Pre-Employment Sessions

Dates:
  • Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices
    Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Discovering Yourself, your Skills & Interests
    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
    Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come and learn different skills for your Canadian career!

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Income Tax

Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: There are some different ways to file your tax return. Some ways may process your refund faster. You can fill out a paper return or you can use NETFILE to file your return online. If you choose to file online, you must use NETFILE certified software. Some software is free! Please join our guest speaker Rabs Patara from BIG Steel Box. We will learn to file our income taxes with an expert!

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Youth Leadership Week

Dates: March 20-24, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

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Description: 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
  • When you finish the week, you will get a certificate
  • All of the activities and speakers will be in English

Register Now: To register, please contact Joyce at ac.rcknull@ecyoj or call 250.763.8008 x151.


Dad's Parenting Night

Dates: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: In this fun-filled workshop, dads will learn the importance of attachment theory and the value of strong relationships. There will be activities desigened to help dads interact with their children. Parenting boys and parenting girls. Snacks, tea and coffee will be served.

Our facilitator Rich is an immigrant dad with 30 years of experience working with children. Through this experience, he has learnt the importance of finding a child's strengths, developing strong relationships and utilizing the resources available to you.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008.


Immigrant Services Fair

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Okanagan College- Trades Atrium, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna
Cost: FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Immigrant Services Fair

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 to help you in your new life in Canada plus 3 amazing presentations on the following topics:
  • 11:30 am- Stories of Immigration and How to Start a New Life in Canada
  • 12:10 pm- Immigration and Sponsorship Law
  • 1:00 pm- Newcomers and the Growing Canadian Economy

Door prizes & light refreshments provided.

Come and visit us at the Immigrant Services Fair! We look forward to seeing you there!

Not Affiliated With Okanagan College


Children's Program: A Hike at Knox Mountain

Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: 621 Broadway Ave, Kelowna

Description: Children and parents welcome to come for a nature hike at one of Kelowna's favourite hiking spots.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008.


Labour Market Trends

Dates: Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come learn:
  • How to use labour market trends in BC
  • Labour Market snapshots
  • Kelowna's major employers
  • Occupations with good futures in Canada

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Family Program: Master Gardening

Date: Friday, March 31, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Please join Master Gardeners Gloria Harrold and Rachael Fleming and Master Gardener in Training Darlene Romanko in three gardening workshops.
  1. Vegetable Gardening in the Okanagan: what to plant and when (speaker: Gloria Harrold)
  2. Basics of lawn care: weeding, feeding and watering (speaker: Rachael Fleming)
  3. Easy Flower Garden Planting: Annuals, Perennials (speaker: Rachael Fleming)
Other than these 3 topics, our guest speakers are happy to answer all garden related questions.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


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 Vicki at 250.763.8008 ext 139.

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 Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135.

Immigrant Services - Workshop Blog Posts

  • 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 When you finish the week, you will get a certificate All of the activities and speakers will be in English To register, please contact Joyce at ac.rcknull@ecyoj or 250.763.8008 ext. 151
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