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: Jul. 8, 2022

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Burnaby Neighbourhood House has the following Employment Opportunities:

Full Time Positions

  • Administrative Supervisor – Child Care
  • Hub Coordinator – Child Care

Summer Jobs

  • Summer Camp – Team Lead – Gilmore
  • Summer Seniors Student

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 hour session per day.
  • Hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
    Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • BC Day: All of our locations will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1.
  • Staff Training Closures: McGill will be closed on Tuesday, July 26 and Cameron will be closed on Thursday, August 4.
  • Bob Prittie Metrotown Closure: Due to damage from a fire, and the scheduled renovation, the branch will remain closed until Tuesday, September 6.
    –  No holds pickup at this location until after July 14.
    –  No returns accepted at this location until July 14.
    –  Requests can’t be place on items located at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch at this time.
  • From July 14 to September 5, only holds pickup and item drop off will be available while the building remains closed. Plan your visit.
  • 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.
  • Kids of all ages can sign up for Summer Reading Club online, or at our Cameron, McGill or Tommy Douglas location. Learn more.

Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca for information, reading recommendations, help with technology, getting a library card and more.

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

E-Support: info@informationchildren.com

Parent Coaching: https://calendly.com/informationchildrenparentcoaching

Parenting Pamphlets: https://www.informationchildren.com/parenting-pamphlets/

Information Children’s vision is that all families have access to parent support and guidance regardless of socio-economic classes. Our parent coach-educators are available to connect, brainstorm strategies, offer suggestions and provide resources for families with children 0-12yrs. Please see 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

East Burnaby Family Place

Clothing Closet Exchange

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am – 1pm

Gently used clothing for children ages birth to five years old.

Donate or take away

Open Tuesdays and Fridays only from 10am – 1pm

Come and browse the collection

For more information check out our Facebook page at East Burnaby Family Place

Burnaby Hospice Society

Thrift Store Renovation Complete

Check out our newly renovated Thrift Store at 6843 Kingsway (near Griffiths). Our store collects donations and provides quality used items – there is always something for everyone!  As a non-profit, this store supports the palliative and bereavement programs that are offered by the Burnaby Hospice Society for free within the Burnaby Community.  As always, donations are greatly appreciated.   Interested in volunteering?  Drop us a line at thriftstore@burnabyhospice.org.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 5, Sunday 9:30 – 4

Donations Accepted: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 – 4

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.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Zoom Training Sessions for Adults

Join us to learn how to use Zoom efficiently and professionally!

Classes are being held on Wednesday’s from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, online via Zoom

Click here to register for a class!

For more info, please email daliq@burnabynh.ca or call 604-396-6955.

Information Children’s Online Storytime


Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6pm for our Online Storytime filled with songs, felt stories, puppets and easy art activities! Keep your kiddos engaged while you prepare dinner.

Click here to register, or see attached poster for more information.

Burnaby Family Life

Summer Family Drop-In’s at the Park

July 5 – August 30


Play is natural to children and helps them explore and learn how the world around them functions.  It also facilitates their social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

So come and join us for a fun time in the outdoors where children will explore nature, learn about themselves and the world around them all through stories, songs and rhymes, movement, and dance.  Parents and caregivers will also have an opportunity to meet other families, make new friends and learn about useful community resources.  For more information and details please visit:

BFL Family Programs — Burnaby Family Life (bflgrowscommunity.org)

Tuesdays – 10am-11:45am – Confederation Park

Wednesdays – 10am-11:45am – Central Park

Thursdays – 10am-11:45am – Central Park

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Annual Community BBQs & Street Party

All of the events below will have food for purchase (hot dog, chips & drink for $2), activities, and entertainment.

Wednesday, July 13th – Gilpin Park (5622 Eglinton Street) – 6 PM to 8 PM

Wednesday, July 20th – Maywood Park (4567 Imperial Street) – 6 PM to 8 PM

Wednesday, July 27th – Stride Park (7014 Stride Avenue) – 6 PM to 8 PM

Thursday, August 11th – BNH South House (4460 Beresford Street) – 3 PM to 7 PM

Tuesday, August 23rd – BNH North House (4908 Hastings Street) – 5 PM to 7 PM

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Community Dinner

July 27 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Come and join us in our community dinner this month!

Celebrating Filipino Heritage month. Food, Entertainment and children’s activities.

Venue:  BNH South House – 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby

Costs: Adults $5.00 / Children (4 to 18 years old) $3.00 / Children 3 and under are Free.

* Buy your ticket at the reception desk at the South House in advance*


Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Kids Summer Program

Register now for the Burnaby Neighbourhood House Kids Summer Program.

For children in grades 1 to 7.

Program runs from July 4th to September 2nd

Elementary School Locations:  Gilpin, Stride and Maywood.

See attached poster for more information on registration and fees.

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Kindergarten Transition Healthy Together Program

July 5 to July 28

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:45pm

This event is for parents or caregivers with children born in 2017. This event focuses on kindergarten transition, healthy eating, being active, parent resources and information. It is free and is hosted by Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS).


Journey Home Community

7175 Royal Oak Ave

Burnaby, BC V5J 4J3

To register or to contact:

Anna (Mandarin) gxia@pirs.bc.ca

Rabia (Farsi/Dari) rkaihan@pirs.bc.ca

Mariana (Spanish) mgassmann@pirs.bc.ca

For more information, click here to see our poster

Information Children 

Circle of Security Parenting 

July 26-September 13

Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

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 secureClick here to register, or see attached poster for more information.

ISS of BC July Events Calendar