We are committed to make Burnaby a better place to live and work through bringing neighbours together to build a strong community. Our staff and volunteers actively participate in a number of inter-agency committees, festivals and events throughout the year.
These nights are organized by a committee of local residents at various locations throughout Burnaby. Each dinner features a cultural theme and is a great place to relax, and meet your neighbours. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservation is required. Dinners occur monthly at the South House and bimonthy at the North House. Contact us for for tickets.
Burnaby Neighbourhood House and Vancouver Foundation offer grants of up to $500 to projects organized by residents of Burnaby that will improve local neighbourhoods. It is a wonderful opportunity for neighbours to get together, plan and organize events in their neighbourhood, while developing a sense of community connections and pride. Applications are due in February each year and projects take place from April 1st to the end of October.
The Burnaby Community Adult Literacy program offered by the Burnaby Neighbourhood House since Dec. 2011 is the one of the only literacy program available in Burnaby.
We have been working hard to improve and increase literacy in the Burnaby community through the CALP. The CALP 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.