Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre
The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society (KFS) houses the Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC). OTDC’s mandate is in line with KFS:
To encourage self-sufficiency for aboriginal individuals by addressing local and regional labour market and community needs and priorities through the delivery of employment and training programs and services.
This fiscal year, the goal for the department was to learn KFS/OTDC policy, local resources for referrals and to begin schooling at Douglas College in the professional career practitioner program. Meanwhile, servicing the local Urban Aboriginal population.
It has been a busy year as revealed in ARMS statistics. Clients entered into the data base were 161. The number of assessments provided was 530.
Alex W. completed level 3 plumbing and is employed full-time with Radian Mechanical Inc. as a 4th year plumbing apprentice. He is working in new housing construction in Kelowna.
This year our walk-in sign-up sheet recorded 1892 signatures. These drop-in clients have access to online computers, telephone and assistance with resume writing and job search. Clients also receive referrals and short term employment counseling. Clients receiving longer-term assistance block 1 hour appointments and are registered into the mandatory Service Canada reporting ARMS data base...
Read our entire annual report in the: OTDC Annual Report 2016/17