Monthly Bulletin – Employment

KCR Monthly Bulletin – Table of Contents


Journey Home Kelowna – Lived Experience Circle Convener

10 hours per week until June 2018

About Journey Home
The City of Kelowna is committed to developing a safe and inclusive community where people from all walks of life can find their home. The City and community partners are creating a long-term strategy called ‘Journey Home.’ This strategy will bring together services to address housing and homelessness. The success of the Journey Home Strategy is contingent upon the active involvement of community members with Lived Experience of homelessness. As such, a Lived Experience Circle will be convened to help inform and guide the work of the Journey Home Task Force, provide insight into the strengths, gaps and barriers in the current homeless-serving system, and play a key role in the design of community education and engagement processes.

The strategy will be an action plan that focuses on:
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy community for all citizens;
  • Addressing homelessness; and when it occurs, ensuring it is rare, short-lived and non-reoccurring;
  • Developing appropriate housing;
  • Promoting collaboration and coordination of services and resources to support those who are vulnerable;
  • Developing multi-sector partnerships so that public investment can be targeted towards the goal of reducing homelessness.

Lived Experience Circle Convener
The Lived Experience Circle Convener is responsible for working collaboratively with people with lived experience of homelessness to help inform and guide the development of the Journey Home Strategy. The Lived Experience Circle Convener builds relationships with each member and ensures a safe and inclusive environment for all. The Convener assists the Lived Experience Circle members in identifying community priorities; identifying strengths, gaps and barriers in the homeless-serving system; and contributing to community education and engagement sessions. The Convener works closely with the City Staff and shares key messages from the Lived Experience Circle via reports and presentations with staff, consultant and Journey Home Task Force.

-Source: Glenda Cooper, Neighbourhood Development Coordinator, City of Kelowna, 20 November 2017

Unemployed Training & Employment Program

KCR has partnered with the BC Alliance for Manufacturing to offer a no-cost-to-you, 8-week training program to help get you trained and placed in manufacturing jobs. Registration is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to register as soon as possible by calling 250.763.8008.

The first group will run October 16 – December 8, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, visit our Employment Services page.

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently working
  • Willing to commit to full-time training and working

-Source: Travis Schneider, Manager, Employment Services, KCR Community Resources, September 2017

KCR Employment Programs – Apply Today!

Employment Services program photoNeed to get ready for post-secondary training, or improve your Math, reading, and study strategies?

KCR is hosting their Job Readiness and Essential Skills training programs. Both programs are free to participants and involve 6-week, 3-hours-a-day training to help individuals identify career goals and take the steps necessary to reach these goals. In addition, individuals are provided with an additional 12 weeks of one-on-one follow-up support to help them meet their goals.

Information Sessions:
Dates: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: KCR, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Job Readiness for the 21st Century
The primary objective of the Job Readiness for the 21st Century Employment Program is to assist individuals who have a disability, are an immigrant, or are over the age of 50+ with finding employment.

Essential Skills for the Workplace
Would you like to improve your Math, Reading, or Study skills to get a job or pursue further education? We will train you at your level and help you to get back to work or continue with school.

Don’t hesitate to call, even if a program date has passed, at 250.763.8008, or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnemyolpme. Visit our website at to see if you’re a good fit for these programs.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund’s Employment Services and Support Programs. For more information about B.C.’s labour market programs, visit

-Source: Travis Schneider, Manager, Employment Services, KCR Community Resources, 2017
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