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: Mar. 8, 2024

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

2024 Income Tax Clinic

The BNH Income Tax Clinic is now open for Burnaby residents!

Take the first step by checking your eligibility and filling out our pre-screen online form by clicking here. Available at our three Burnaby locations!

Registrations is required for appointments. All tax services are free of charge, but you must be a member of the BNH. Individual $5 or Family $10 (cash or cheque only).

  • Brentwood House – Tuesday 10 am-1 pm  (In person Appointments)
  • North House – Thursday 10 am-3 pm  (In person Appointments)
  • South House – Saturday 10 am-3:30 pm  (In person Appointments)Learn more at https://burnabynh.ca/volunteer-income-tax-program/

Poster for more information.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House 19th Annual Gala

Saturday, March 2 6:00 pm

Purchase your tickets to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s 19th Annual Fundraiser Gala

This year’s gala theme, “Country Stars,” will be an evening of glitz, glamour, and fundraising.

There will be an online silent auction and a chance to win a “Diamond Shopping Spree” raffle!

We will also be featuring the amazing “Country Queen” impersonator, Bonnie Kilroe!

Tickets are on sale now at https://burnabynh.ca//bnhgala/

BNH South House

Tuesdays March 5 – March 26

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Our Community Adult Yoga program just got extended! Dive deeper into body awareness through breath, meditation, and yoga postures. Join us on this extended journey of Sensory Integration Yoga (SIY) to holistic wellness!

Location: BNH South House – 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby

Fee: $5 Community program fee/person (*program fee is only charged once per program)

To register or for more information see poster or contact Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca

BNH Brentwood House

Chinese Coffee & Chat

Wednesdays February 28 – April 24

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Chinese Coffee and Chat is a social program designed to help you engage in social activities, have fun and meet other people who are on the dementia journey. Come join us for a cup of coffee or tea and fun activities. The program is available in English and Cantonese.

Location:  BNH Brentwood House -2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

Registration is required.  Please contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline at

1-800-936-6033 to learn more or to register.

See attached poster for more information.

City of Burnaby

Youth Week Talent Showcase Night

Date: May 8

Time: 5 – 9pm

Call for Submissions!! Looking for performers and presenters to show off their special talent or skill. There will be food, prizes and giveaways for participating. Spectator Welcome!

Email submissions to rajpal.gill@burnaby.ca by  April 8, 2024

For more information: https://www.burnaby.ca/recreation-and-arts/events/burnaby-youth-week


City of Burnaby

Safe Community Series: Catalytic Converter theft prevention and more

March 21st

6 – 7pm

Discover effective strategies to safeguard your property. Join the Burnaby RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team to explore trends in property crimes like mail theft and catalytic converter thefts. Our speaker will discuss the growing interest in catalytic converters for thieves. Let’s proactively secure our belongings and work together to create a safer community.

  • Free session in person at Burnaby City Hall, Council Chambers.
  • More details available at: City of Burnaby

See poster for more information.

Burnaby Public Library

Services and Hours

Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pmEaster hours: All branches will be closed on Friday, March 29, Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1.Cameron is moving: We’re relocating to the City of Lougheed Shopping Centre for construction of the new Cameron Community Centre and Library. Our current location closes March 29 and our temporary location opens April 29. Some services at Cameron will be affected before and during the closure.The Digital Studio is open! Featuring recording studios, creative software and photo, video and film digitization.Printing upgrades: We’ve added new features to printing services at all BPL branches including wireless printing, colour printing and $5 of free printing each month for library members.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.

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 in the office Tuesday to Thursday, but booked appointments are still required.  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 Rent Bank The Burnaby Rent Bank provides low-cost, no interest loans to low to moderate income residents of Burnaby who are in rental accommodation. Applicants 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/

ECHO Clubhouse

Canadian Mental Health Association – Vancouver Fraser

ECHO supports individuals, living with a mental illness, in their rehabilitation and recovery journey through holistic services that range from vocational (job, volunteering, education), recreation, health and wellness and life skills. ECHO builds personal efficacy around wellness and provides a safe place to connect, reducing isolation and increasing well-being.

Contact: echoclubhouse@cmha.bc.ca or 604-526-9606

Website: https://vancouver-fraser.cmha.bc.ca/programs-services/echo-clubhouse/

Brochure: https://vancouver-fraser.cmha.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/CMHA-Brochures-ECHO-V3-No-Bleed-1.pdf

Food Access Program for Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Families at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society This program provides weekly healthy food hampers and care packages to families with children living in a low-income bracket or on social assistance.

Location: Journey Home Community 7175 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby

For more information and to register, please contact Marianna Gassmann (English/Spanish) at mgassmann@pirs.bc.ca, (778) 608-4298 or visit the program page: https://pirs.bc.ca/our-programs/food-access-program/.

Information Children Free Parent Support Parenting Helpline: 778-782-3548

E-Support: info@informationchildren.com

Parent Coaching: click here to schedule a 30 or 60 min session

Questions or concerns about parenting the early years (0-12)? We’d love to chat with you, offer strategies and suggestions, and provide resources that suit the unique needs of your family. Common topics caregivers ask us about: tantrums, sleep & bedtimes, screen-time limits, adjusting to daycare or new siblings, mealtime struggles.

Outreach Support for Newcomer, Immigrant and Refugee Women at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society PIRS multilingual team of Outreach Support Workers (OSW) provide one-on-one system navigation and peer mentorship support.

For more information and to register, please contact osw@pirs.bc.ca, (604) 298-5888 or visit the program page: https://pirs.bc.ca/our-programs/one-on-one-support/.

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.

BNH South House and BNH North House Events
BNH Brentwood House Events Calendar
ISSofBC Monthly Calendar