Last summer, CORC sponsored 21 people to the Okanagan, including families from East Africa, Yemen, and Syria. Adjusting to life in Canada keeps these families busy with activities, including studying English, taking driving lessons and tests, navigating the school and health care systems, and applying for work. Many of the adults have to say goodbye to successful careers and start over again, hoping for a better future for their children.

To support these families, CORC is thrilled to welcome the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to Kelowna. Justice McLachlin was the first female chief justice for the Supreme Court of Canada and held that position for a record-setting 17 years. During her tenure, many Constitutional challenges were brought forward, including Indigenous rights, same-sex marriage, and MAID. Justice McLachlin will be speaking on Canada’s diversity and the accompanying legal challenges.