Burnaby Interagency E-News

The E-Newsletter is an initiative of the Burnaby Interagency Council and we are thankful that the City of Burnaby’s Social Planning staff has taken on the administration of the E-Newsletter.

Last Updated: July 24th

Job Opportunity – Executive and Accounting Assistant Dixon Transition Society is hiring an Executive and Accounting Assistant to support the Executive Director and Manager with administrative, accounting, and personnel-related tasks. For a full posting and job description, visit dixonsociety.ca.
Job Opportunity –


Digital Literacy Program Assistant

The Digital Literacy Program Assistant will work out of our BNH North House to deliver ongoing virtual programming as well as support the delivery of Digital outreach programs. This position requires tech savvy individuals who are comfortable dealing with the diverse BNH members participating in the programming as well as using various platforms to run the virtual programming sessions. Deadline to apply:  August 7, 2020see attached Job Description for more information.
New Westminster Family Justice Centre – Assistance with Family Justice Issues The New Westminster Family Justice Centre, Ministry of Attorney General provides information and assistance to families about Family Justice issues, such as separation and divorce, parenting arrangement, and calculation of child and spousal support. Interpreters can be arranged upon request. All services, including mediation and assistance with court process, are FREE and confidential.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:15pm (excluding Statutory Holidays), Reception (604) 660-8636 (phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. More information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice

Lower Mainland Purpose Society Summer Food Hamper Program


July 6-August 21

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society Summer Food Hamper Program will run from July 6 through August 31, 2020. This program is open to anyone who is experiencing food insecurity. The hampers are available for pick up or delivery.

If you would like to be registered for a food hamper, please call Ashley at 604-526-2522 to apply.


Burnaby Rent Bank The Burnaby Rent Bank is a program that provides low-cost, no interest loans to low to moderate income residents of Burnaby who are in rental accommodation and are at risk of eviction or disconnection of essential utilities due to a temporary and unexpected financial crisis.  Service is provided by telephone, internet and in-person.  Hours of operation: Mon – Fri, 9am to 4:30pm, 40  Begbie Street, New Westminster. For more information call 604-526-2522.
Introducing The New Living Streets Program We all walk for different reasons – for recreation, wellness, and transportation. In a time of social distancing, everyone is staying closer to home and our ability to walk has been affected in different ways.  This summer, BEST has developed a new walking program Living Streets that will highlight stories and encourage BC to walk:

·     Walking habits changed since the beginning of COVID-19? Take the walking survey;

·     Find out What’s Happening in your community;

·     Follow @livingstreetsbc on Twitter and Instagram.

By participating, you can help BEST understand what Burnaby residents think and feel about walking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burnaby Public Library Open with Limited Services Walk-in holds pickup, public computers and Wi-Fi are available. Our hours at all branches are:
Monday: 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Thursday: 10am-7pm, Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Plan your visit: www.bpl.bc.ca/news/covid19
Burnaby Public Library Goodbye Late Fines. Hello library! We’ve stopped charging for overdue items and eliminated existing late fines. Your library membership is freedom to explore, learn and connect. Late fines shouldn’t get in your way.  https://www.bpl.bc.ca/goodbye-late-fines
Burnaby Public Library

Home Library Delivery

Home Library and Accessible Service is a department that offers services to patrons with perceptual disabilities and to those who cannot visit the library due to health or limited ability. For more information contact us at 604-436-5423 Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm: www.bpl.bc.ca/hlas.
Burnaby Public Library

Community Resource Guide

Our Community Resource Guide continues to be updated. Find information on services and resources in Burnaby, BC and beyond to support you during COVID-19. Many resources offered are free or low-cost.: www.bpl.bc.ca/community-resource-guide.
Burnaby Public Library

Phone and Email Service

We’re here to provide information, reading recommendations, help with technology and online learning. We also have free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, online newspapers from around the world and other digital resources you can access with your library card. Don’t have one? Call us and we’ll get you one that you can use right away. Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca.
Burnaby Neighbourhood

House (BNH)

Virtual Programs


Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH) hopes you and your family are staying healthy and well during this challenging time. We’re staying apart right now to keep each other safe, but we can still have fun together!  Please join BNH for any of our Zoom classes – for more information click on the following link: https://burnabynh.ca/bnh-virtual-programs/
SUCCESS July / August 2020 calendar