life in canada series

Community Connections “Life in Canada” series is a volunteer-assisted program that features weekly and monthly activities held at KIS or virtually such as:

  • citizenship group study
  • wills and estates
  • tax clinics
  • education system
  • home safety
  • energy savings
  • recycling

 

The sessions stimulate independent learning skills in an enjoyable social setting and provide opportunities for newcomers meet new people with one-on-one support to strengthen their social network and improve their skills and knowledge.

Our partnerships with over 50 volunteers enrich our Community Connections and Multicultural Mentorship.  Our collaborative partnerships with over 20 cultural organizations, including Indigenous community groups and l’Association Francophone de Kamloops, allows newcomers to have constructive dialogues in a supportive environment to foster their integration.

This series also features: visits to the Kamloops Powwow, the Thompson Rivers University Intercultural Celebration Kamloops Museum and Archives, the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, Hat Creek Ranch.

Community Connections continues to be a vital part of the Settlement and Integration Program.

To find out about upcoming activities, see our Events Calendar or contact Yenny Yao, Community Connections Coordinator, 778-470-6101 ext. 117 or communityconnection@kcris.ca