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).

Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants

Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: Free - Free Child Minding also available
Register: ac.rcknull@eehtorod or 250.860.4911

KCR - Community Resources is pleased to present "Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants" in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC.


Citizenship with Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group)
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

There have been significant changes in the application and it will be important for Immigrants to educate themselves on the new forms and how to submit the correct info.


Permanent Resident Options with Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group)
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

This session is important for Temporary Residents who are interested in immigration options. Even those who believe they know what immigration stream could work for them would benefit from the information being shared.


Family Law & Sponsorship Breakdown with Brian Anslow (Glazier Polley) & Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group)
Date: Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

This session educates participants on their rights in case of a family breakdown. Lawyer Brian Anslow will speak to the legal rights and obligations under Canadian law, while Lawyer Sandra Hakanson will address options from the immigration perspective.


Criminal Law with Gavin Jones (Jones Law Office) & Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group)
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

This session will be very important to Permanent Residents who need to understand their rights and obligations in Canadian Law and what could happen to their immigration status and citizenship application in case they are charged with, or convicted of a crime. The session will cover different levels of criminal charges, including both provincial and federal laws.


Small Claims with Justin Dalton (Pushor Mitchell) & Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group)
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

This session will help you understand your rights and what is required to file a small claims action. Lawyer Justin Dalton will provide a case scenario and walk participants through the process from start to finish. Immigration Lawyer Sandra Hakanson will address any immigration issues that could arise from this process.


Settlement February Workshops

Healthy Lunch for School Kids

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Salvation Army, 200 Rutland Road S, Kelowna

Description: In this workshop, you'll learn how to feed your child to reach their fullest potential, natural beauty, and brilliance. The best part, is you can get some hands on experience to make some easy lunch for kids to bring to school! There are 2 sessions being offered, please indicate which one you are registering for.

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


Settlement March Workshops

Life Skills for Newcomers: What does a City Councillor do?

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: LINC (Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society), 442 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: As a newcomer, do you know how the Canadian government system works at the municipal level? Do you know what a city councillor can do for you and how you can get involved? Please come and meet Mrs. Maxine Dehart, a city councillor since 2011.

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


International Women's Day: Flower Arranging

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come celebrate this year's International Women's Day by learning from Louise Lou on how to arrange flowers to bring to your home and have a new look in the springtime.

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


Family Program: Lift the Lip

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Healthy habits lead to good dental health. Come and join Shawna Gibb from Interior Health to learn how to keep your children's teeth healthy and she will talk about the following topics:
  • How can tooth decay be prevented
  • Where to look for tooth decay
  • When should I take my child to the dentist
  • BC Healthy Kids Program, eligibility requirements and how to apply for it
You will have the choice to get a free fluoride application for children (newborn to 47 months) to protect their teeth from cavities.

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


Pre-Employment: Create Resumes & Cover Letters

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

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


Pre-Employment: Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

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


Pre-Employment: Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

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


Tenancy Rights

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you renting your home? Learn about the following topics and more:
  • Entering & ending a tenancy
  • Security deposits
  • Rent increases & nonpayment of rent
  • Repairs & maintenance
  • Landlord's access
  • Assignment & sublet
  • Discrimination & offences

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


Pre-Employment: Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

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 like 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

  • Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Cost: Free – Free Child Minding also available Register: ac.rcknull@eehtorod or 250.860.4911 KCR – Community Resources is pleased to present “Legal 101: A Free Information Series for Immigrants” in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC. Citizenship with Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group) Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) There have been significant changes in the application and it will be important for Immigrants to educate themselves on the new forms and how to submit the correct info. Permanent Resident Options with Sandra Hakanson (Ocana Law Group) Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, ...
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