The Buzz

Upcoming events and information at the
Burnaby Neighbourhood House

The holidays are upon us and BNH has been busy these past few weeks! A few of the Community Kitchens participants came together to package holiday treats, our Seniors' Connections volunteers cooked Friday's seniors lunch, and our Preschool kids gathered to create a memorable Christmas Concert for their families!

Before we see what else is happening in the next month, we all here at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and healthy holiday. We will see you in the New Year!

Community Giving  & News

BNH Holiday Office Closures:
Our offices will be closed from December 25th until January 3rd. 
We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4th.

Lights On BNH

make a financial gift and help keep our programs and services in place!

Thank you so much to all the individuals and community business leaders who have contributed so far to our holiday campaign. We have raised just shy of $7,000 and need $3,000 to reach out goal! Please consider making a donation or spreading the word so we can continue providing accessible programs and services for the community,

Gift Wrap by donation

at Metropolis at Metrotown
until December 24th

Need gifts wrapped? Consider heading to BNH's Gift Wrap booth at Metropolis at Metrotown (between T&T Supermarket and Toys R Us), and get your presents wrapped by our trained volunteers! Funds raised will go towards our Youth Leadership and Seniors Program. 

Coats for Kids

drop off coats donations at South House or North House

No children should have to go to school without proper coats in the winter. BNH and Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown are collecting winter coats for kids and teens. Gently used coats can be dropped off at South House (4460 Beresford St) or North House (4908 Hastings St).

The Province's Empty Stocking Fund

For 103 years, The Province’s Empty Stocking Fund has been dedicated to making the holidays brighter for B.C. residents who are less fortunate. With the generosity of our readers and supporters, the fund gives money to 26 B.C. community organizations that provide food hampers and gifts to children, needy families and singles. The 2021 campaign will run from November 1 to December 31 and during this time funds can be donated online.

Children (ages 0-12)

Winter Break Daycamps

at various locations for Grades 1 - 7

Looking for activities for your kids this winter break? These day camps could be what your kids are looking for! See poster here
Questions? Contact Stasi or Scott at 604-431-0400.

Online Family Drop-In 

English: Fridays, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
via Zoom
Spanish: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
via Zoom

All families with children aged 0-5 years are welcome to join our In-person and virtual family place for circle time, books, and a wide variety of children activities that support your child’s development.
To register:
English: email or call 604-294-5444
Spanish: email or call 604-294-5444

Adults (18+)

Cook + Chat with Lynn

Thursdays, from 10 AM to 12 PM
Fridays, from 10 AM to 12 PM
via Zoom

Join us as we cook together, from the comfort of our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation. To register, email or call 604-431-0400.

Safe Online Shopping 

December 16th from 6 PM to 7 PM
via Zoom

The world of technology has made shopping easier and faster for us to shop online. But, with great convenience, comes with great vulnerability to information hack or identity theft. Be a more knowledgeable consumer by coming to our virtual workshop on Safe Online Shopping. See poster for details.
For more info and to register, please click here. Any inquiries please email or call 604-396-7307.

North Life Writing 

Tuesdays, from 1 PM to 3 PM
Duration: January 11th to February 15th
at North House (4908 Hastings St)

No qualifications needed and any age is welcome – just a desire to write down anecdotes, stories or memories about your life experiences – and have someone listen and respond with positive constructive feedback. Each session will be facilitated to keep us all on track. You will be asked to bring enough copies of your writing for listeners to read during each session. See poster for details. For more info and to register, please email or call 604-294-5444.

EAL Classes

Various times/dates
via Zoom

English as an Additional Language (EAL) are volunteer-led and are available throughout the year for both beginners and intermediate level students. See poster here.
For more information, call 604-431-0400.

Digital Literacy Program

In person & online available
at both Houses and via Zoom

Do you need tech help? Some people may not feel confident when navigating today's online world. But we can help! If you or your family needs help with online technical support. BNH is here for you! We can support you in Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean, and Punjabi.
For more information, please see our poster here.

Stride Burnaby Arts Festival

January 28th to February 5th

Proudly hosted by North Burnaby Neighbourhood House the 2022 Stride Burnaby Arts Festival builds on what has become a cherished Burnaby tradition. 

The Stride creative team is developing safe, innovative and low-barrier programming for all ages both online and outdoors. Discover your newest art piece and the works of local poets along the popular Heights Art Walk, take a virtual art studio tour, get inspired during a thought provoking discussion forum and tap your feet at an online concert.

Learn more at

Seniors (55+)

The December Seniors Newsletter is now available.
Check it out here!

Seniors Mondays

Mondays from 10 AM to 12 PM
at North House

Join us for coffee, tea, and snacks. Light lunch (Soup & a bun - by donations). Drop by and meet your neighbours, have a conversation with coffee or tea, share interest and remain social. Click here to see poster.

Registration required.  Email or call 604-294-5444


Career Exploration Program for Youth

Thursday, December 16th
6 PM to 7 PM

via Zoom

If you are looking for information about different professional fields, you shouldn’t miss our next episode of the Career Exploration Program. We will welcome a Software Engineer who will share his experience in the Biotechnology Industry and who will be happy to answer your questions. See poster for more details.

Click here to register. For more info, please email

Adult Employment Program for Afghan Newcomers

December 14, 15, 16 at 3:30 PM to 5 PM
at South House

Come join us to learn about information on BC’s labour market, write and build resume, tips on Job search strategies, and tips on interviewing skills

To be eligible to this In-Person program, please show a proof that you are over 19 years old, a vaccine passport and a government-issued ID. See poster for more details.

Positive Parenting Skills Program

Tuesdays, 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Raising children isn't easy. Parenting workshop is not just for young or inexperienced parents, but it is for everyone who wants to be a better parent.

Hosted by BNH's Settlement & Integration Program, the Positive Parenting Skills program helps parents with practical strategies, set their own goals, and become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues. Because we know happier families lead to better relationships and successful kids!

Sign up at 236-877-2517 or email

Digital Literacy in Arabic

Fridays, 10 AM to 12 PM
at South House

The program is designed to increase the confidence, skills & online safety for Arabs who have little or no experience with digital technology. It is important to gain valuable skills in a safe and friendly environment. Childminding is also available. Sign up at 236-877-2517 or email

English Conversation Circle

Mondays, 12:45 PM to 2 PM
via Zoom

This program is a great opportunity for newcomers to practice English, build confidence, meet new people and have fun!
For more information or to register, please email or 236-877-2517.

BNH Resources

BNH Food Hubs

at both Houses

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

For more information, please see our website here

Family Outreach Support

at both Houses

Our Family Outreach Workers are always here for Burnaby families with children 0-12 years old.  Our services phone check-ins, connections to local community resources and programs, grocery/food security for low-income families.

For more information, please see the poster here. 

Seniors Outreach Support

at both Houses

We are taking self-referrals as well as referrals from BC211 and community agencies for Burnaby seniors.  Our services include phone check-ins, grocery shopping and other essentials for seniors who can pay, and food security for low income seniors.

For more information, please see the poster here. 

4460 Beresford Street
Burnaby, BC | V5H 0B8
Phone: 604.431.0400

4908 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC | V5B 1P6
Phone: 604.294.5444

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