Family Engagement: Learn how to use  essential oils in  variety of different products

Nov 13th Essential Oils: how to use them  and what we can use them for

Nov 19th Learn how to make soap

Nov 23 Bath bomb making

Please sign up with Julie at

****Classes may be held on line due to covid 19 health and safety protocols**********


November 2nd – December 4th


Brentwood Town Centre

Old Sears Store, CRU100 – 4567 Lougheed Hwy (off Willingdon Avenue)

Main mall level, across from the children’s play area.


Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm; Saturday: 10am – 3pm

All Christmas Bureau applicants must live in Burnaby.

Qualifying families will receive new toys for their children (birth-16 years).

This includes:

· Working families with low income

· Families receiving Income Assistance (Welfare)

Proof of Income will be required:

· Working Families must provide a CPrint for EACH adult, to obtain one please call: 1.800.959.8281: Press* to speak to an CRA agent or access online at: MyCRA > My Account > Proof of Income > Option CPrint

· If you are on Income Assistance (Welfare), you need to request a

“Release of Information” from your Ministry Office. This will replace the CPrint.

You will also require:

– Identification for each child (care card, birth certificate, passport, PR card)

– Proof of current address

*Covid-19 Safety Protocols are in place during Christmas registration and toy pickup:

The Christmas Bureau staff will be enforcing the BC Ministry of Health guidelines for maintaining physical distancing. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, have a temperature check, and complete a questionnaire prior to entering the site. We will provide a face mask to those who do not have their own.

Please note, for safety reasons:

* Only one family member may attend for registration and toy pickup.

* No children will be permitted on site.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (604) 292-3902.

Learn how to carve a soapstone bear!!

Join us on Oct 15 at 3;40-5 pm to learn how to carve a bear from soapstone. Spots are limited, so please register with the community office at Social distancing will be in place and each family will receive their own supplies. This is a parent and child participation event, so please do not send your child alone.

We will meet out in front of the school weather permitting.

School Supplies

If you are in need for school supplies due to financial reasons please contact Julie, Tamara or Kelsey in the community office.

After school Activities:

Due to current covid restriction no after school activities will be offered at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.


We do have  before and afterschool childcare on site through Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Please contact Mary-Anne at  maywood@  for more information.

If our site is full, please contact  a YMCA CCRR Consultant today to receive a personalized child care referral list of child care programs that meet your families’ needs.  Service provided via telephone, email, or in person by appointment.  Call 604-294-1109 to book an appointment! Hours: Mon.-Wed. 9am-4:30pm, Thurs. 9am-8:00pm, Fri. 9am-4:30pm , 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 8:30am-3pm.

Need help paying for child care? You may be eligible for the BC Government Affordable Child Care Benefit. YMCA CCRR Consultants provide one on one assistance with Affordable Child Care Benefit applications, renewals and reports for families and child care providers. Call 604-294-1109 to book an appointment!

Hours: Mon.-Wed. 9am-4:30pm, Thurs. 9am-8pm, Fri. 9am-4:30pm, 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 8:30am-3pm.

Adult Education

Are you looking to improve your English skills? Maywood offers a higher level English Foundations class in combination with a early learning program for children who have not reached school age. If you are interested, please talk to Julie.

People in need of support

If you are struggling right now and are in need of extra support, please contact me through phone or email. My work number is 604-916-1107. My email address is