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: 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:

  • Building Skills / LinkedIn
  • Peter Hawkins, MELLOHAWK Logistics
  • November 16, 9:00am – 11:00am

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 saras@burnabynh.ca 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.

  • 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:

Part Time Positions:

  • Afterschool Program Leader – Maywood Community School

Full Time Positions:

  • Youth Program Coordinator
  • Administration & Program Assistant – Burnaby Community Services
  • Volunteer Supervisor – Burnaby Christmas Bureau

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/

Employment Opportunity

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)

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.
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 tapscoord@burnabynh.ca


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

  • Burnaby Civic Square
  • 6100 Willingdon Avenue
  • Monday, August 23 to  Monday, October 25

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder

  • Cameron Park
  • 9375 Cameron Street
  • Monday, October 4 to Monday, December 6
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.

Information Children

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: info@informationchildren.com 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/

Link to RSVP: https://volunteerburnaby.ca/volunteer-management-hybrid-conference/

No calendar/workshop schedules.