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 October 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 counselor 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.

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

  • 2nd Annual Dia de Muertos Day of the Dead at the Shatford Centre Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location: Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton Cost: Admission by Donation A community event to share the old Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos through art, food, fun activities and more. Ancestral altar viewing Collaborative altar art installation Art Show by Norberto Rodriguez: A brief history of Dia de Muertos Sugar skull face painting Music, food and drink Creative stations: Sugar skull painting, pierced paper and more… Altar installation and art show on display until November 6, 2016. Collaborative Art Installing featuring: RipOff Artists, Oliver Sagebrushers, Canwax West & 557 Artist Block.
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