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: Dec. 4, 2022

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Burnaby Neighbourhood House has the following Employment Opportunities:

Full Time Positions

  • School Age Child Care Supervisor
  • SACC Leader
  • Senior Bookkeeper and Administrator
  • Seniors Coordinator – Daytime Program

Part Time Positions

  • Poverty Law Advocate
  • After School Program – Program Team Leader
  • Seniors Daytime Program – Activity Supervisor
  • Youth Assistant – Leadership Program

Go to https://burnabynh.ca/get-involved-employment/ to read the complete job posting details.

For Volunteer Positions, visit https://burnabynh.ca/get-involved-volunteer/ for more information.

Burnaby Family Life

Employment Opportunities

Full Time Positions

  • Manager of Licensed Child Care
  • Manager of Counselling Services
  • Early Childhood Educators

ECE and ECEA casual positions also available.

Learn more- https://www.burnabyfamilylife.org/employment

Burnaby Rent Bank Program 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, phone 604-526-2522, website: https://purposesociety.org/events/categories/rent-bank/burnaby-rent-bank/

Burnaby/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)

Currently, staff are working remotely and only available by appointment.   To book an appointment with a Counsellor, please phone the Reception number below.

Contact: Reception # (604) 660-8636

(phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, excluding Statutory Holidays)

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice

Burnaby Public Library
  • Hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Winter Break Hours:
    All branches are closed on:
    December 25 to December 27 & January 1 and 2.
    All branches close early on:
    December 24 (1pm) and December 31 (5pm).
  • Bob Prittie Metrotown: Is open with regular hours and services during renovations. There is one temporary entrance and exit, accessible from Civic Square. Check our website before planning your visit.
  • Do you experience seasonal mood changes during the fall and winter months? Try a Light Therapy Lamp: designed to combat the effects of the “winter blues”.
  • Home Library & Accessible Services offers free services to patrons with perceptual disabilities and to those who cannot visit the library due to health or limited ability. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca for information, reading recommendations, help with technology, getting a library card and more.

Information Children’s Parenting Helpline Parenting is hardwork! If you have questions around parenting the early years (0-12 yrs old), give us a call and we can explore your parenting challenges, brainstorm strategies, and suggest resources and refer you to community services.

Helpline: 778.782.3548

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Marlborough Early Years’

Child Care Centre Registration

The new Marlborough Early Years’ Child Care Centre located at 6051 Royal Oak Avenue – is open for registrations.

Please see the attached poster for more information and how to register contact.

Information Children’s Free Parent Coaching Connect with a parent coach for a 1:1 session where we can offer suggestions and strategies for your parenting challenges. Sessions can be 30 or 60 minutes long, over the phone or on Zoom. We are a non-profit organization, so parent coaching is free. Click here to learn more and book a session.
Pacific Post Partum Support Society Free Postpartum depression/anxiety telephone or text message support (for anyone with children under 3 years old or those supporting them). Virtual support groups available. No referral needed.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm

Telephone or text message support: 604-255-7999

Toll free telephone support Canada wide: 1-855-255-7999

Website: www.postpartum.org

Volentia Healthcare Translation

Free Healthcare Translation Services Available

Volentia Healthcare Translation is a UBC organization providing free healthcare translation services, where a translator can accompany you to your healthcare appointments.  Our volunteer interpreters are undergraduate and graduate students who are native speakers of Mandarin, Korean, or Punjabi.

See attached poster for more information.

Community Meal

3rd Wednesday of the Month 

St Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church

St Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church located at 9887 Cameron Street, Burnaby will be offering a Community Meal on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.

A simple evening meal shared by all who come. Vegan options. Free

See attached poster

Information Children’s Online Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Join us online for a virtual storytime with songs, felt stories, puppets and easy art activities! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6pm. Keep your kids engaged while you prepare dinner. Click here to register or see the attached poster with more information.
YWCA Survive to Thrive Employment Program

September 12 + Continuous Intake

Survive to Thrive is a free 12-week program that offers specialized employment and skills training services for survivors of violence and/or abuse.

We are currently accepting participants for upcoming and future cohorts.

Contact us at 604-936-5694 or 778-877-1533 | survivetothrive@ywcavan.org | ywcavan.org/survive-to-thrive | Click here: Info-Session and Registration Form — referral made easy! See attached poster for more information.

ISS of BC November Schedule of Events