Program Updates

RRT Program Updates & Community Information


Please note that Canada has a new three-digit number for those at risk of self-harm – 988. KCR is a proud partner in the 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline. 9-8-8 is a new national helpline for anyone across Canada who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. You can call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime for support in English or French and 9-8-8 responders will be here to listen and provide help without judgment.

Labour Market Outlook

Whether you are looking for your first job, coming back to the workforce after an absence or switching careers to achieve your professional goals, you’ll want to know what the opportunities will be in our province. The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook can help.

The 2023 edition provides a 10-year forecast of the flow of supply and demand for labour in the province, covering the period 2023 to 2033. The report forecasts job openings across 64 industries, 512 occupations and seven regions providing British Columbians with the knowledge required to make informed decisions on careers, hiring, training and education.

International Credentials Recognition Act

British Columbians will soon benefit from internationally trained professionals having an easier path to working in their chosen careers and filling crucial skills shortages as the International Credentials Recognition Act received royal assent on Nov. 8, 2023.

Back-to-School: Onboarding new educators and building strong staff morale [Webinar]

In this webinar we were welcomed by Antoinette Mahabir and Kayla Warburton, previous Early Childhood Educators and now ECE experts at HiMama. Antoinette and Kayla joined us to discuss effective onboarding strategies for new educators to ensure a seamless transition into your center. They dove into the tools and techniques directors need to make sure all staff feel confident and prepared, helping centers foster a collaborative and supportive atmosphere for the first day of school. Creating a warm and welcoming classroom for children and families starts with the educators.

Webinar 1 – Learning Challenges in the EAL Classroom

BC Teal

This is the first in a series of four webinars on the topic of helping students with Learning Challenges in our EAL classes. Members who attend all four sessions will have the option of purchasing a digital badge to add to the skills section of their social media accounts.

Інсайти Eкспертів  Серія Вебінарів  /  Expert Insights Webinar Series

Ukrainian Canadian Congress 

Програма Інсайти Експертів започаткована Конґресом Українців Канади – серія україномовних вебінарів на важливі теми, які допоможуть українцям які в Канаді знайшли притулок від російської геноцидної війни проти України адаптуватися до життя в Канаді.


The Expert Insights program, launched by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, is a series of Ukrainian-language webinars on important topics that will help Ukrainians who found refuge in Canada from the Russian genocidal war against Ukraine to adapt to life in Canada. 

Mental health supports available for people impacted by wildfire

Government of British Columbia

Mental health supports are available for people who have been and continue to be adversely affected by historic wildfires throughout B.C. this summer.

The Province, health authorities and other agencies are working to support people and connect them to vital mental health services during this incredibly difficult time. Many of those impacted are First Nations and Indigenous communities, who face additional stress and trauma due to historic displacements from their lands and homes. To access help please see the link below.

Health Booklet – Interior British Columbia Region


The Refugee Response Team TOK (Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenays) has compiled information about the healthcare system in the Interior British Columbia Region so that Newcomers have the information they need in one easy-to-access document. Other translations coming soon.

For more information, email

List of Summer Camps & Childcare 2023


The Refugee Response Team TOK (Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenays) has compiled a brief summary of children’s summer camps and childcare resources that are available during the summer of 2023. 

For more information, email

Childcare Resources


The Refugee Response Team TOK (Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenays) has compiled a list of childcare resources in the Thompson, Okanagan, and Kootenay regions. These include summer camps, day care, after-school care, and preschool services. The information is listed alphabetically by provider name. Ages for eligibility are listed in the second-last column on the right.

For more information, email

BCSIS Program Bulletin

BC Settlement & Integration Services

April 2022 program update to settlement services in British Columbia for displaced Ukrainians.

For more information, email

United for Ukraine

United Way British Columbia

An information poster about how you can help displaced Ukrainians in your community. Provide temporary housing, make a donation, or volunteer with United Way!

For more information, visit

Ukrainian Christmas Resources

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Information for Canadians and Ukrainians outlining Christmas traditions and customs.

EVO Car Share Donation

EVO Car Share

On behalf of the team at Evo Car Share, welcome to BC. We know that getting around in a new place isn’t always easy, so we’re sharing free Evo Membership and 100 minutes of drive time to help.

Perogy Power!

Shelter for Ukrainians Society – Kamloops

Fundraising through the sale of handmade perogies continues. A group of dedicated volunteers in Kamloops meet regularly at Auntie Barb’s Bakery to make perogies, using ingredients donated by local organizations and individuals. Perogies are available for sale at Auntie Barb’s Bakery at 600 Industrial Rd #1, or if you’re lucky, at Rotary Park on Sunday evenings, after the Refection and Support for Ukraine.

Contact for more information.

Virtual Health Fair


The presentation will provide healthcare resources and information on what to expect when accessing health care in our communities. The health fair will cover health services including accessing primary care, finding a family doctor, the Interim Federal Health program and the Medical Services Plan (MSP), Public Health, Urgent Care and Emergency Services, Provincial Language Services, Home Health, substance use, and mental health. 

We welcome you to watch to learn more about the resources, facilities, and health services available to newcomers.

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