Community

 

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.

Committees include:

  • Burnaby Inter-agency Council
  • Food First Committee
  • Empty Bowls Committee
  • School Age Childcare Association of BC
  • Burnaby School Age Committee
  • Burnaby Childcare Resources Group
  • Vibrant Burnaby
  • Burnaby Children and Family Council
  • Eastburn Inter-agency
  • Metrotown Inter-agency
  • Early Childhood Development Committee
  • Burnaby Immigrant Integration Planning Table
  • Edmonds Business Association
  • Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association
  • City Fair Planning Committee
  • Edmonds Santa Festival of Lights Committee.

Sharing Cultures Nights

Monthly nights are organized by a committee of local residents at various locations throughout South Burnaby. Each night features a cultural theme and is a great place to relax, and meet your neighbours. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Reservations required.

Call Branka for tickets (604) 431-0400.

 

Small Grants Program

South Burnaby Neighbourhood House and Vancouver Foundation offer grants of up to $500 to projects organized by residents of South 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.

 

Community Talks

After receiving positive feedback from community members about Looking In ~ Reaching Out Community Talks held in 2010, South Burnaby Neighbourhood House decided to continue hosting smaller talks at the house. The Talks will enable community members to come and share their thoughts about local neighbourhood issues, as well as ideas on how to make their neighbourhoods more welcoming and inclusive. It is a good opportunity to connect and network with others in the community.

If you are interested in attending please call Branka at 604- 431- 0400, or email: branka@sbnh.ca and find out the date and time for the next Community Talks.

 

Empty Bowls Project

We are partners in Burnaby’s Empty Bowls Project. This is an event sponsored by the Burnaby Food First committee and held every second year. It involves several community agencies, artists, and restaurants. It raises funds for hungry children and families in Burnaby. A gala event is hosted where attendees receive a handmade bowl and sample a variety of foods from different restaurants.

 

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is the initiative of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC. South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is among 31 community organizers across the province, expanding the Safe Harbour Program while creating more inclusive environment that welcomes the diversity. We provide Safe Harbor orientation sessions for businesses and organizations in Burnaby, necessary to become Safe Harbour locations.

 

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Neighbourhoods

South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is involved in the new and exciting project- Building Welcoming and Inclusive Neighbourhoodsm (BWIN). This is a 3 year initiative funded by Province of British Columbia that explores the role of Neighbourhood Houses in building community capacity by encouraging inclusion and building on B.C.’s cultural diversity.

To find out more about specific BWIN initiatives such as monthly sharing cultural dinners, welcoming new neighbors events, parent gatherings and volunteer opportunities, call Maheen at 604-431-0400.

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