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Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2021
|Burnaby Family Life Presents:
Building Skills / LinkedIn
November 16, 9:00am – 11:00am
|Soft Skills in the Workplace Series: – Information and interactive session:
Registration is required for the session please use the link: https://tinyurl.com/ce48w95z
The session is hosted by the BIPT Employment Working Group. This is an opportunity to learn from those in different industries on what are soft skills and why they are important for anyone looking for employment, how they can help you improve your job interview and the importance of building your network in Canada.
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House
New Child Care Centre
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House is planning to open a new licensed infant/toddler & 3-5 years child care centre in the Spring 2022. (Start date is tentative and subject to change.) We are currently taking applications for the waitlist.
For more information or to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-431-0400.
Updates will be posted on our website: https://burnabynh.ca/get-involved_children/
|Burnaby Neighbourhood Small Grants & YOUTH Neighbourhood Small Grants||Burnaby Neighbourhood Small Grants Program is open.
For more information go to: https://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/our-communities/burnaby/
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House has the following Employment Opportunities:
Part Time Positions:
Full Time Positions:
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.
|Consultations for your Community on Race-Based Data Collection||The Province of BC announced that consultations on the collection of race-based data continues with two new initiatives for your community. These consultations are designed to help inform the creation of new legislation on collecting race-based data.
Funding is available for Indigenous communities, Black communities, Asian communities and other communities of colour to conduct their own consolations. You can refer organizations in your community to the link here for more information.
|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/
Program Assistant and Volunteer Supervisor
Burnaby Christmas Bureau
|Burnaby Community Services and Burnaby Neighbourhood House are seeking to hire a passionate and motivated individual to take on a key role with the Burnaby Christmas Bureau this holiday season.
This important seasonal program requires a highly organized person to manage volunteers and communicate with corporate sponsors. This position is a 3–6 month contract with the possibility of a contract extension to assist with future 2022 events, projects, and programs.
Go to https://burnabynh.ca/get-involved-employment/ for the complete job posting details.
|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)
|Burnaby Public Library||
|Seniors TAPS Program
Starting Fall 2021
At the BNH Community Hall 5024 Rumble St
|The TAPS program connects isolated seniors who face challenges accessing programs and services on their own. The program enables seniors to access activities, nutritious meals, social support and make connections to other community services. The program provides participants with opportunities to connect with and support each other. This day program runs 2 days per week and includes recreational and social activities and lunch. Transportation support is available.
Cost: $5 for lunch. For more information or to register: Call Alexis at 604-431-0400 or email email@example.com
|SFU-Canada Homeshare Program||Launching in Summer 2021, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Canada HomeShare are partnering to support the housing needs of university students and older adults through a safe and affordable homeshare program.
Within a housing agreement, the senior will host a university student and receive monthly rent of $400–$600. In exchange, the university student will provide light assistance around the home; tasks may include providing technical support, preparing meals, tidying up, purchasing groceries, or walking a pet.
Learn more about the program on the website.
|Burnaby StoryWalk||Burnaby Public Library and Burnaby Parks, Recreation and cultural Services have teamed up to bring you a StoryWalk. A StoryWalk consists of pages from a children’s book placed along an outdoor path. You’ll find tips and activities to encourage fun and interaction with the story. StoryWalk promotes early literacy, physical activity, and family time together.
Where to find a StoryWalk:
Jabari Jumps by Gia Cornwall
How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
|Information Children’s Online Storytime
Tuesdays & Thursdays @5:30-6pm.
|We are continuing our Online Storytime throughout the month of October, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6pm. Join us to for stories, songs, easy art activities, felt stories and puppets! It’s a great way to keep your children engaged while you prepare dinner. Suitable for children 2-5 years old.
To register, click here.
Parent Coaching with Sally or Rahani
|Book a free parent coaching session with one of our Parent Coach-Educators, Sally or Rahani. Our parent coaching program is open to parents and caregivers of children 0-12. Coaching sessions can last up to 30 minutes, and can take place over Zoom or on the phone. Our parent coaches will explore your parenting challenges, brainstorm strategies and provide resources that will support the unique needs of your family.
To learn more about our parent coaching program, click here. To book a session via our scheduling calendar, click here. You can also call: 778.782.3548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.
|CAVE Youth Employment Program
Next class starts October 18
|FREE 5 weeks of training focused on enhancing essential workplace skills and job search skills to achieve employment goals. CAVE is a place for youth to identify job goals, explore careers, build workplace skills and confidence and connect with employers. Program is for youth aged 17-29 not in school or in a full-time job and is currently being delivered online through Blackboard Collaborate.
https://www.douglascollege.ca/cave Phone: 604-438-3045
|Volunteer Burnaby Conference
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Real Impact for the Real World
October 19 and 20, 2021
|The 7th Annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference is presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada). This streamed event will consist of four 60 minute segments consisting of a 20 minute presentation followed by moderated discussion with the other presenters & Q&A. You may register for the day and time zone that works best for your local group and will be streamed live to more than 50 remote locations in the United States and Canada.
Volunteer Burnaby is excited to collaborate with Volunteer BC, Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, and the City of Burnaby to officially co-host our local group conference on October 19th.
Link to the official website: https://www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc/
|No calendar/workshop schedules.|