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: Nov. 12, 2021

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Youth Employment November 29

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is currently recruiting for the next Youth Employment Program which will be starting on November 29th

This program aims to work with youth aged 16-30, who are looking to return to the work force. The program will consist of:

  • 3 weeks of paid group based training
  • 10 Week Paid Placements
  • $500 Completion Bonus
  • both online & in-person programming

There will be an information session on November 19th at 4:00 pm via Zoom

For more information see attached or email caseworker@burnabynh.ca

Cameron Community Centre and Library Replacement Cameron Community Centre and Library Replacement

The City of Burnaby is replacing the existing Cameron complex with new facilities designed to better meet the needs of northeast Burnaby’s growing and changing population. Based on feedback received from the community over the past two years, we’ve developed a concept for a modern new centre. Tell us what you think! Throughout November 2021, we’re inviting your comments on the proposed concept before we start working on the detailed design. You can share your thoughts by completing the online survey by Friday, November 26, 2021. Plus, you can participate in one of two online open houses/workshops on November 24 or 25, 2021. Click here for more information.


South Food Hub

*Time Schedule Changed *

Starting October 27, 2021  — Wednesdays 2:00pm to 6:00pm

All food pick-ups at the South Food Hub will be by registration only.

Contact 604-431-0400 or email southfoodhub@burnabynh.ca for more information.

Burnaby Neighbourhood Small Grants & YOUTH Neighbourhood Small Grants Burnaby Neighbourhood Small Grants Program is open.

  • Apply for up to $500 and bring your neighbourhood connection project idea to life!  Applications will be accepted September 7th to November 9th for the winter projects.
  • In addition to the regular grants available this fall additional grants will be awarded through the Youth Neighbourhood Small Grants.
  • Youth aged 12 to 24 can apply to bring their community building idea to life.  See the attached poster.

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:

Full Time Positions:

  • Gift Wrap Booth Coordinator – short term position
  • Therapeutic Activation Program Seniors Coordinator

Part Time Positions:

  • Seniors Connections Coordinator – 20 hours per week (up to 35 may be available, based on funding)

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.

  • The public in your community are invited to participate through an online survey found here. Share this link widely.

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/

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
  • Open for browsing, holds pickup, Wi-Fi and in-person assistance. Computer use: one 45 minute session per day, no extensions. Plan your visit!
    Our hours at all branches are:
    Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
    Tuesday to Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
    Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm
  • 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. Mon to Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Community Resources Guide:  Find information on services or resources to support you during COVID-19.
  • Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca for information, reading recommendations, help with technology, getting a library card and more.
  • NEW! One-to-one Zoom instruction for seniors. For information on how to book a 30-minute appointment, call 604-297-4952 or email alex.anaya@bpl.bc.ca
  • Fine Free We’ve stopped charging for overdue items and eliminated existing late fines.
  • Check our online event listings
  • Wi-Fi hotspots are now part of our collection. Place a hold on one.
Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program Open for Submissions! The 2021-2022 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program is now open for submissions online from now until November 24, 2021: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants

Civil Forfeiture (CFO) targets the proceeds and instruments of unlawful activity. It was created to ensure that people cannot profit from unlawful activity or use property in a way that may harm other persons. It is designed to target property, not people.

This year’s funding streams are:

  • crime prevention
  • gender-based violence
  • domestic violence prevention/intervention programming
  • human trafficking; sexual exploitation; and sex worker safety
  • child and youth advocacy centres
  • Indigenous healing
  • Restorative justice
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 Primary Care Networks Presents:

Burnaby Seniors Health & Wellness Fair

Thurs, Nov 18 10am-2pm

Virtual Event

The Burnaby Primary Care Networks (PCN) presents Burnaby Seniors Health & Wellness Fair, Thursday, November 18, 10:00am-2:00pm. This is a free virtual event with in-person watch parties!

Pre-registration is required: burnabypcn.ca/seniors-fair

See attached poster for more details.

CAVE Youth Employment Program 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

ISSofBC Events Calendar for November
SUCCESS Workshops/Activities Schedule for November