Income Tax Clinic

Volunteers complete income tax returns for low income earners income tax earners from March-August.


All tax services are provided to members.  Donations are welcome! Tax receipts are issued for donations greater than $15.

Criteria of eligibility:

  •  Burnaby resident
  •  Single individual with an income of $30,000 or less per year.
  •  Single Parent with an income of $35,000 or less per year.
  •  A couple with an income of $40,000 or less per year.
  •  For each dependent/child add $2500
  •  Investment interest income cannot exceed $1,000.
  •  Current member of Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH).

Multi-Lingual Translation/ Interpretation Support

We have trained multi-lingual volunteers who are ready and willing to help in our community. If
you know a neighbour or an organization that needs help with translation, interpretation or general support of new comers call the Neighbourhood House and we will refer a volunteer to you.

We are especially looking for bi-lingual Mandarin, Farsi/Dari, Arabic and Korean volunteers to be trained.

English As a Second Language (E.A.L.) Classes

Volunteer-led EAL classes are available throughout the year at both houses for beginner to intermediate level students.  Please contact us to check days/times.  

Digital Cafe

Would you like learn to use email, create files and documents, use excel, search the Internet or practice typing and writing skills on a computer? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help community residents with their computer learning needs. The Digital Cafe meets Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 – 5 at the South House and Mondays 10-12 at the North House. Drop-ins are welcome but this is a popular program so please come early. You can use one of the Neighbourhood House desktops and laptops or bring your own device. 

Thank you to BlueShore Financial for their generous support of the North House Digital Cafe program.

Free Law Clinics

Available to individuals who cannot access help from Legal Aid and who are low income and cannot afford a lawyer.  Half hour appointments can be booked with a qualified volunteer lawyer who will provide step by step advice for dispute resolution.  Lawyers do not appear in court, but can assist clients in court preparation. 

Call 604-878-7400 to book an appointment. Provided in partnership with the Western Canada Society to Access Justice.

Community Adult Literacy Program (C.A.L.P.)

The Burnaby Community Adult Literacy program offered by the Burnaby Neighbourhood House since Dec. 2011 is the only literacy program available in Burnaby.

We have been working hard to improve and increase literacy in the Burnaby community through C.A.L.P.. C.A.L.P. supports English speakers who lack basic reading and writing skills by pairing them with a trained tutor who they meet once a week for 2 hour sessions. Learners are assessed before being accepted into the program to know what their goals are and an individual learning plan is created to support their learning curve.

For more information contact Rajeeta at 604-431-0400. 

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