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Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2022
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
|Burnaby Neighbourhood House has the following Employment Opportunities:
Full Time Positions
Part 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.
|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)
|Burnaby Public Library||
|Information Children||Parent Support Services: Our Helpline: 778.782.3548, E-Support: email@example.com and Parent Coaching services are open for parents and caregivers with children 0-12. Free Parent Coaching can be scheduled for 30 or 60 minute sessions. Click here to visit the scheduling page. See the attached poster for more information|
|Join us in the C.A.V.E!||Life in your 20’s can be inspiring, exciting, overwhelming, and sometimes challenging. It is totally ok to ask for help getting your life on track.
That’s what we do in the CAVE (Career and Vocational Exploration) program. CAVE is a place for youth to identify job goals, explore careers, build workplace skills and confidence, and connect with employers. We work on your mental health to help you feel stronger and more confident. We’re here to help you sort out your problems, provide some training and coaching, and set you up for your next steps. Click here for more information or phone 604-438-3045.
|YOUR CITY – YOUR CHOICE
Vote Where You Live/Work/Play/Learn
|2022 is a General Local Election year in Burnaby!
Mark your calendars, spread the word and make a plan to Vote!
Exciting news this year – Vote by MAIL! It’s a convenient, easy and safe way to cast your ballot.
Advance Voting – Six convenient locations – October 1st, 5th and 8th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
General Voting Day – 32 convenient locations – October 15th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Details about everything election are available anytime on the City’s website at https://www.burnaby.ca/elections
|The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby
|Job Opportunity with The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby:
This is a project of the Burnaby Extreme Weather Heat Response (EWHR) Committee, on behalf of The Task Force To End Homelessness In Burnaby. The Task Force provides leadership towards the establishment and operation of the EWHR for people experiencing homelessness in Burnaby. (www.burnabyhomeless.org) Find us on Twitter, FB and IG @burnabyhomeless
|Volunteer Opportunity – Accessibility Audits||The ‘Stakeholders’ Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighbourhoods’ Project is seeking volunteers living with mild to moderate dementia, to test out an updated version of the project’s neighbourhood accessibility audit tool. The project is being operated by a team from the University of BC, Simon Fraser University, and Universite Laval.
If you are interested, please contact the project team by email at map sf firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 778-782-7635.
|Earn and Learn at the CAVE||Did you know that the Douglas College CAVE Program runs year-round?
Jump on the path to a career and earn cash bonuses! Let us show you how the CAVE Youth Employment Program can help:
Ready to get started? Check us out online or phone 604-438-3045 for more information on how to register.
Workshop: Sleep & Bedtimes
Wednesday, April 27 10am-12pm
|Navigating sleep in the first months after baby has arrived, and into the early years of childhood can be a challenge for caregivers. Questions surrounding what is “normal” sleep for kids, why does my baby keep waking up at night, how do I avoid the bedtime protests, is enough to keep caregivers up at night. In this workshop geared towards caregivers of children 0-5 years of age, we will build understanding around typical sleep patterns, challenges in infancy, bedtime struggles in early childhood, and strategies to encourage better sleep for little ones.
See attached poster for more information.
Parenting Program: Circle of Security Parenting
Tuesdays, April 26-June 14 10:00am-12:00pm via Zoom
|The Circle of Security Parenting Program is based on decades of research about how parent-child relationships can be supported & strengthened.
In this 8-week series, we will explore how to:
Space is limited, so register soon! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-mppjgoGtJfyD-ptQH03SJdskyZhjQ1
See attached poster for more information.
|Burnaby Hospice Society
Mother’s Day Grief Support
Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:00pm-5:00pm
|Burnaby Hospice Society will be offering Mother’s Day grief art therapy workshop for those who have lost a mother, or a child/children. Please note that this event is only open to residents of Burnaby and New Westminster. No previous art experience is required.
This in-person workshop is being offered free of charge.
Space is limited, and a preliminary telephone intake might be conducted to assess your needs. Masks will be required for this event.
To register, please email email@example.com or phone 604-520-5087 and let us know your contact number and email address.
|Burnaby Hospice Society
Hike for Hospice
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Registration 10:00am walk starts at 11:00am
|Come join us May 1, 2022 at the Lawn Bowling Club, Central Park Burnaby as we head out in support of Palliative Care Burnaby. Or if you prefer, register on-line and do your own hike/walk.
Join thousands of other participants across Canada as they Hike/Walk to raise awareness and funds in support of palliative care. Our walk here in Burnaby helps support both our Palliative and Bereavement programs.
Bring your family, friends (4 legged welcome) or co-workers. Register as an individual or form a team!
For more info call 604-520-5087 or burnabyhospice.org/hike
|Choose to Move ™
Cameron Recreation Centre
April 21-June 30
|Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm April 14 (Info Sessions) April 21 to June 30 (9-week series)
Personalized small-group coaching for inactive seniors 65yrs and over. Free of charge. This is not an activity program, but rather group coaching, to help participants develop and begin their own journey to a more active and healthy lifestyle. Sponsored by British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, The Province of BC Ministry of Health and the Active Aging Society. For information about eligibility, and to sign up, please contact Sue McIntyre, Seniors Program Coordinator at Cameron Centre, 604 297-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Join the April 11-May 5 WALK30 Burnaby/New West 2022 CHALLENGE
Walk to school, work, shop or play – every minute counts!
|From April 11 – May 15 – All Burnaby and New West residents, students and employees are encouraged to take the challenge by walking 30 minutes a day. Track and share your daily walking minutes online.
Research shows that walking 30 minutes a day improves health and well-being, even if you reach that magic number by doing a few short walks over the day.
REGISTER NOW and start tracking April 11: www.best.bc.ca/walk30
Walk30 Burnaby | New West partners include BEST, City of Burnaby, City of New Westminster, Burnaby School District 41, New Westminster School District 40, Fraser Health, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.