kamloops immigrant services Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) is an agency devoted to welcoming immigrants and newcomers to Kamloops and the surrounding areas. KIS provides a host of confidential services free to eligible participants. Our primary goal is to support newcomers to settle into the community and assist with integration to Canadian society through a welcoming and inclusive philosophy.
Students will help to organize and prepare a FAQ brochure with the aim of helping new Canadians understand their rights when interacting with police. Students will conduct research and work with Kamloops Immigrant Services to identify the most common areas of need and clarification. Kamloops Immigrant Services has identified questions such as: What to do if you are pulled over by police for a traffic related offence? When are police allowed to enter your home? When are police allowed to search you and your belongings? What rights do you have if you have been detained by police? How can interactions with police affect your immigration status? Time permitting, the students will also present a PLE for clients of KIS. The brochure must be reviewed and approved by the lawyer supervisor, and time permitting, the students will also present a PLE for clients of KIS provided the lawyer supervisor is able to be present. two students are required for this project.
expectation of students
a work plan is required. volunteers are expected to put in 3-5 hours per week. the schedule is flexible as to when students can put in hours. there are no prerequisites, but criminal and constitutional law would be an asset.