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 September Workshops

Immigrant Women's Group: Walking for Wellness

Date: Wednesdays, September 14 - November 2, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road - Meet at the playground next to EECO Centre at 9:30 am

Description: Immigrant Women in Kelowna, Lake Country, West Kelowna and Peachland are invited to come to a weekly walking group to help everyone improve their wellness. A trained counsellor will come on each walk and give techniques for improving wellness and reducing stress.
  • Improve your wellness and reduce stress
  • Enjoy fresh air and exercise
  • Meet new friends

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available for women with children.


Family Program: Navigating the BC High School System

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

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

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

The Law & You - A Free Information Series for Employers

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Immigration & Citizenship Lawyer Sandra Hakanson of Ocana Law Group will discuss who you can sponsor and top 10 errors and tips in applications. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Free Child Minding is available on request.

Register: Contact Dorothee at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod.

Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: What behaviours does a good employee do? Your answer may be different depending on what country you are from. Come learn about what Canadian expectations are about workplace culture and make your best impression on your coworkers and boss.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Settlement October Workshops

Art Workshop Opportunity for Immigrant Women about Breastfeeding

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Fiona Neal and Cheryl Hann are local artists and they are looking for immigrant women who would be interested in helping them create a piece of artwork about breastfeeding and the differences in beliefs about breastfeeding around the world. $50 will be given to everyone who participates.

If you have questions, or would like to register, please contact Fiona Neal at 250.448.8394 or moc.liamgnull@stcartsbalaenanoif or Cheryl Hann at 250.470.0116 or moc.liamgnull@lyrehcnnah. There is only space for 5 participants, so please register soon!

Pre-Employment Sessions

Dates:
  • Create Resumes & Cover Letters
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills & Interests
    Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

A Hike at Mission Creek Park

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: EECO Centre, Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: Friday, October 7th is a Pro-D Day, which means that there is no school for children! Instead, bring your children to come out and enjoy a hike at beautiful Mission Creek park. We will meet at the EECO at 10:00 am. Please note that parents must accompany their children.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

A Family Sunday at Kelowna Art Gallery - Making Mini Piñatas

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St, Kelowna

Description: Piñatas are colourful structures containing small candies or toys that get bashed open, forming a fun way to celebrate any occasion. Join us as we create our own to celebrate Mexican culture as highlighted in Deborah Koenker's exhibition Grapes and Tortillas.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Selecting Mutual Funds & Saving Plans

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Start planning & saving early for your children's education and retirement now! Rocky Taetz, a speakder from Canada Loyal Financial will come and talk about smart ways of planning your savings and selecting mutual funds for your investments and answer all related questions.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Pumpkin Painting

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Fitness to Music for Seniors

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:20 am - 11:20 am
Location: Parkinson Senior Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Description: Stay healthy through music and movement! Give music and movement a try! The cost is $3 per person, but we will cover you to come and test it out this time. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The class will be followed by a tour of the centre. Register soon as space is limited.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Be Winter Smart

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Is this your first, second or third winter in Canada? Come out to this workshop to learn how to have a healthy and happy winter. Topics include:
  • Must-have winter wear
  • Tips for beating the winter blues
  • How to stay active in the winter
  • Getting your home and car ready for the winter
Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

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

  • The Law & You – All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class Kelowna Community Resources Immigrant Services Presents “All in the Family: Sponsoring under Family Class” in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Ocana Law Group. Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Cost: Free Register Now: Contact Dorothee at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod Description: “All in the Family, Sponsoring someone under Family Class” with immigration and citizenship specialist Sandra Hakanson, a lawyer with Ocana Law Group. Discussion will include can be sponsored and top 10 errors and tips in applications. The series focuses on issues of interest to individuals and families who are immigrants and migrants ...
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