Community Supports

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society is currently hiring a part-time Community-Based Victim Support (CBVS) Worker. Cantonese/Mandarin. See attached posting.


Fill a Bowl for Families Fundraiser at Burnaby Neighbourhood House – March is Nutrition Month.

Go to our Fill-A-Bowl Shop to buy a handmade pottery bowl for $25 in support of BNH Food Hubs!

Each clay bowl is unique as they are made by accomplished artisans from all over the lower mainland. All funds raised will go towards the BNH Food Hubs, who help families with food insecurity.

You can also take a look at the different BNH Food related programs we currently provide to Burnaby residents as well as favourite recipes shared by some of our staff and volunteers!


Join Us In Celebrating International Women’s Day! March 18 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, in partnership with Burnaby Public Library and the City of Burnaby, is pleased to invite you to join a virtual community event to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day!  Our time together will feature stories and readings from Fancy C. Poitras (Indigenous Relations Manager, City of Burnaby), Otoniya Juliane Okot Bitek (Acholi poet), Cecily Nicholson (Writer and Organizer), Seham Gedrabo (Artist-Painter), and Haleluya Hailu (Singer and Songwriter). Registration Required:


Information Children:   Workshops and Parenting Groups March 2021


Burnaby Neighbourhood House Job Opportunity – Burnaby Neighbourhood House is currently seeking a professional with experience working with seniors to join our team as the coordinator of the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors’ (TAPS). The Coordinator will oversee programs for frail seniors, including outreach, activity groups and essential services during the pandemic.  Deadline to apply: February 26th         Job posting details – see attached

Information Children Job Opportunity – Information Children is looking for a Parent Educator to join our team! Please visit to read the job description and apply:

Burnaby Neighbourhood House income Tax Clinics Online Registration Opens February 19th – Need some help preparing your tax return? Volunteers can help Burnaby residents complete income tax returns for low income earners. For more information and criteria of eligibility, go to

Statistics Canada is Hiring February 24th, 2021 9:30am Did you know that schools, housing, health, emergency services and many other things required census data for planning?  Learn about the work Statistics Canada does and job opportunities available. Registration is required:

 Burnaby Neighbourhood House Art Classes March 1-22 6:00pm – 6:45pm Learn valuable art techniques and advance your skills with the help of our experienced instructor, Ana-Francisca, through this 4-week course. Classes begin on March 1, 2021. This class is intended for beginner skill level. We will send you a list of materials to prepare prior to each class. Assignments will be given at the end of each session.  All sessions will be online via zoom and registration is required. For more information or to register

Financial Supports II Career Paths for Newcomers March 18 9:00am – 11:00 am The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program is a provincially funded service that helps immigrants find employment in B.C. that matches their pre-arrival experience and education. Through 1:1 career planning and financial supports, the program helps immigrant professionals in regulated and non-regulated occupationsRegistration is required:


Parenting Through an Anti Racist Lens: Moving from  tolerance and inclusion to anti-racism

Feb 17 and 24 at 6-730pm

Please email for more information and to sign up

Dental for Children

We have exciting news to share! Fraser Health has directed our Fluoride Varnish clinics to resume in the health units February 1, 2021!  We are able to schedule Fluoride Varnish clinics in the Health Units only (New Westminster, Burnaby, Tri-cities). The families who have children that are under 3 yrs. of age, without access to dental care, can book appointments through our Central Booking number at 604-476-7087. If there are any families with older children, they can call us at 604-918-7606 in Burnaby or 604-777-6797 in New West for guidance and support. The clinics below are available:

Starting February 1st:

Clinics at the Burnaby Health Unit

Wednesdays from 9-12 located at suite #300-4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

Clinics at the New Westminster Health Unit

Mondays 9-4 and every other Thursday 9-4 located in suite #218-610 6th Street, New Westminster, BC

In the Royal City Centre Mall (above the Bank of Montreal).

Clinics at the Newport Health Unit

Mondays 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-12 located in suite #200- 205 New Port Dr., Port Moody, BC

Burnaby Neighborhood House

Newcomer Learning Club -This program is a free program for newcomer elementary students in Grades 2-7 who may need additional support.

Mondays – Grades 2-4, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays – Grades 5-7, 5:30pm-6:30pm

This program provides assistance with fun literary activities and academic support to help children reach their full potential (in education and life).

To register or for more information, please contact or call 236-877-2517.

Burnaby Neighborhood House

We’re staying apart right now to keep each other safe, but we can still have fun together!  Please join BNH for any of our many online Zoom programs for people of all ages.  For more information and to register – click on the following link:

Early Childhood Community Consultant (ECCC) – Anita Olson

ECCC Resource Newsletter – short, informative, daily newsletter with children’s activities, up-to-date community activities, parenting tips and more. Email Anita with the heading, ADD ME TO NEWSLETTER.

Free one-on-one consultations virtually and socially distanced in the community with Anita – questions, concerns and curiosity about your child’s development and behaviour, effective strategies to use with your child, and parenting information. Call/text or email Anita 604-723-9548 or email to set up an appointment.

The Power of Play – Book a Wednesday morning one-on-one play session with Anita – Enjoy a private play space with your little one as Anita coaches and models child-led play, establishing healthy boundaries, turn taking and so much more with parents/caregivers and their child. Call/text or email Anita 604-723-9548 or email to see availability.


The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (RNSG) are back!

Do you have an idea that can help bring the community together? RNSG provides grants up to $500 for projects that help connect people socially.

For more information, please go to the website.

Burnaby Family Life WINTER 2021 — ONLINE PROGRAMS

Our popular programs are constantly adapted to meet changing safety requirements set by the Provincial Health Officer during the pandemic. All programs are FREE unless otherwise indicated. We are grateful to the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development for its support.

JAN 12 – FEB 23, 6-8 p.m.

JAN 13 – MAR 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

JAN 13 – MAR 3, 7-9 p.m.

JAN 8 – MAR 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

JAN 23 – MAR 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

JAN 19 – MAR 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m.


JAN 21 – MAR 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

JAN 21 – MAR 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

JAN 15 – MAR 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Please check out their website: BFLGROWSCOMMUNITY.ORG

Information Children Parent Coaching

Information Children’s Parent Educators are available to answer parenting questions in a one-to-one session over the phone or via Zoom. Parent Coaching typically consists of a 30-minute question and answer period. Services are available for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12 years old. Email to book a session. To learn more, visit:

Information Children’s Parent Helpline

Information Children’s Parent Helpline is a free telephone service available to parents and caregivers experiencing family life or parenting challenges. In addition to supporting parents, the helpline also responds to enquiries from professionals and other organizations. Call the Parent Helpline at: 778 782 3548. To learn more, visit:



Mosaic: Free Virtual English for international students and temporary foreign workers

Please join us for a free virtual English Conversation Circle. It is designed for work permit holders, including international students with work permits, people working on holiday visas, open work permits, and people on visitor visas or without status.

Every Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm running through October 19 to December 18, 2020 and will restart on Jan 4, 2021. Meet new people and improve your English through activities and conversations.

Registration is required before joining. Zoom password will be provided upon registration.

Please contact: or call (236) 521-7095 for more information.

Mosaic: Free Online English Conversation for P.R (Upper Beginners)

Practice your English every day, meet new friends online!

Level: low to intermediate

 When: 11 am to 12 pm, Mon-Fri

To register: email Michelle Park at mpark@mosaicbc.or


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)

Contact: Reception (604) 660-8636 (phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm)



WorkBC is here to help job seekers find their next job and to help employers find their next great hire.  We offer job seekers access to job search resources, workshops, employment counselling, training, assessments, work experience placements and more.  We can support you over the phone, in person – by appointment and through our service

Burnaby Parks and Rec

News from the city:

The pool is open again at Bonsor Complex –  For the safety of everyone all visits need to be pre-registered, please see the web page for all of the new safety protocols we have put in place.

The library is expanding there access –

South Central Youth Centre schedule:

Burnaby Public Library

Walk-in holds pickup, public computers and Wi-Fi are currently available. Starting Sept. 8, you are welcome back in the library to browse the shelves. Please limit the length of your stay.
Our hours at all branches are:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Agency name: Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Services Currently Provided:

 South and North Food Hubs – With funding from the United Way Local Love campaign we are now the South and North Food Hubs for Burnaby. 

This includes coordination for food security issues for Burnaby residents who are experiencing food insecurity.   

• Supporting individuals and families who have loss of employment and/or are low income with food hampers and grocery gift cards

• Supporting low income seniors with prepared meals and food hampers

• Grocery shopping and free delivery for Burnaby residents who are unable to get out

• Coordinating response in Burnaby for Food Sourcing, storage facilities, transportation and volunteer management relating to Food security issues

• All food pick-ups at the South and North Food Hubs will be by appointment only.

• Burnaby residents and service providers please contact us for more information on available food resources.

• South Food Hub — for South Burnaby residents: 604-431-0400 or

– Food pick-up appointments will be on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Outreach Services for Families with Children 0-12 – Our services include:

• Phone check ins

• Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can’t get out but can afford to pay

• Food security for low income families – delivery of donated food bags to families who are isolated

• Support with connecting to any other needs that are identified.

• Virtual programming, will include – groups; children’s activities; parenting resources – connections to partners who are doing programming.

 Youth Leadership – Ongoing topics for leadership development provided virtually; opportunities to lead virtual activities for school aged children; support for other issues as needs arise.

For more information email: or call: 778-968-8347 

 Digital Literacy Support – one to one support to help individuals apply for benefits and virtual digital training.

 Adult Literacy – One to One tutoring is continuing. 

 Volunteering – Volunteers are needed. For more information contact: or visit our website:


Settlement and Integration Program 

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is here to answer to your questions and support your adjustment to life in Canada.  

Providing the following services, in several languages at our South and North sites in Burnaby  

• Settlement Services – Supporting new immigrants in adjusting to life in Canada by providing

• Professional Support

• Long-Term Community Engagement and Social-Economic Integration

• Referrals to In-House Programs and Resources for All Age Groups

• For more information: or call: 604-431-0400

Settlement Staff  – (Languages) – Contact Information:

• Gulalai Habib – Director of Settlement & Integration:

• Amal Ballu – Coordinator of Community Connections/Settlement Worker (Arabic):

• Elva Rodriguez – Coordinator of Community Connections/Settlement Worker (Spanish):

• Blenn – Youth Employment Coordinator/Settlement Worker (Tagalog):

• Nancy Zhang – Settlement Worker (Cantonese & Mandarin):

• Maryam Torabizadeh – Settlement Worker (Farsi/Dari):

 Contact: BNH South House 604-431-0400 

Agency name: Cameray Child & Family Services

Services currently provided:

·         Counselling (telephone and/or video)

·         Parent education & support (individual support via telephone; online groups)

·         Child victim support (telephone and/or video)

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: 604-436-9449