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: Apr. 20, 2022

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Burnaby Neighbourhood House has the following Employment Opportunities:

Full Time Positions

  • School Age Child Care Supervisor
  • Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors Coordinator
  • Child Care – Early Years Care Supervisor
  • Child Care – Early Years Educator
  • Seniors Place –Based-Programming Coordinator

Part Time Positions

  • School Age Child Care Leader
  • Team Lead – Afterschool Programs – (Gilmore location)
  • Seniors Place-Based-Programming Supervisor
  • Seniors Place-Based-Programing Coordinator –for North Burnaby

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)

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!
  • New extended hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Family Day closures: All of our locations will be closed on Sunday, February 20 and Monday, February 21.
  • Vaccine cards: Proof of vaccination is not required at our locations.  We can help you get your digital vaccine card or print and laminate a paper copy. Visit us or call 604-436-5400. You’ll need your Personal Health Number, the date you were vaccinated and your device if you have one.
  • 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.
  • Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca for information, reading recommendations, help with technology, getting a library card and more.
  • 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.
Information Children Parent Support Services: Our Helpline: 778.782.3548, E-Support: info@informationchildren.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.


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

Employment Opportunity

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 u@sfu.ca, 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:

  • 6 weeks of training
  • Up to 12 weeks job search support
  • $650 attendance and work placement bonuses
  • Learn job search skills, resumes, cover letter writing, interview skills and more
  • Earn valuable certificates: Mental Health in the Workplace, Infectious Disease Control, Cashier, Barista, Customer Service

Ready to get started?  Check us out online or phone 604-438-3045 for more information on how to register.

Information Children

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.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdu2rqTMqHdaDoCF1Thw-V21SEBnHWxNv

See attached poster for more information.

Information Children

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:

  • Understand your child’s emotional needs
  • Help them manage their emotions
  • Strengthen their self esteem
  • Honour your innate wisdom & desire for your child to be secure

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 info@burnabyhospice.org 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

Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm

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 sue.mcintyre@burnaby.ca

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.

  • Walk to school, work, shop or play – every minute counts!
  • Walk on your own or join a team.
  • Set up a friendly competition between friends, family or co-workers.

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.

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