Learn to Cut Hair

Friday, May 19  |  9:30 am – 11:00 am |  In-person at BNH North House
Friday, May 26  |  9:30 am – 11:00 am |  In-person at BNH North House

Save money and learn how to cut your friends’ and family’s hair in this new, in-person class at BNH North (4908 Hastings St) on Friday mornings. 

This will run over four sessions covering basic techniques and styling. Pick up some new skills or start from scratch! See poster for more details.

To register please contact Janice at

Board Game Drop-in

Friday, June 2  |  2:15 pm – 4:15 pm |  In-person at BNH North House
Friday, June 9  |  2:15 pm – 4:15 pm |  In-person at BNH North House
Friday, June 16  |  2:15 pm – 4:15 pm |  In-person at BNH North House
Friday, June 23  |  2:15 pm – 4:15 pm |  In-person at BNH North House

Drop in to chat, learn or share a game. This is open to anyone who loves playing table games.

Stretching and Meditation

Fridays  |  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm |  In-person at Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

We are excited to announce this new class exploring holistic stretching and meditation techniques that combines motion and inaction to cultivate both the interior and exterior of the body. Much like Qi Gong, in this practice you will learn a set of exercises known for rejuvenating and energising.

With minimal instruction, participants can easily follow along and gradually understand the movements.

See poster for more info.

To register please call 604-294-5444 or email

Qi Gong – Saturday Class

Saturdays  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  |  In-person at Amazing Brentwood Mall (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Qi Gong is a personal practice that led to fitness, flexibility, and internal peace that combines the physical benefits of exercise with the spiritual qualities of meditation, leading to full nourishment of both mind and body.

There are many different types of Qi Gong practices, but most of them involve slow-moving exercises that reflect the qualities of nature.

See poster for more details. Last class is Saturday, June 17.

For more info please call 604-294-5444 or email

Mahjong Club

Friday, June 2   |  From 11:00 am   |   In-person at North House (4908 Hastings St)
Friday, June 16   |  From 11:00 am   |   In-person at North House (4908 Hastings St)
Friday, June 30  |  From 11:00 am   |   In-person at North House (4908 Hastings St)

Come share in our love of Mahjong! This community-led group will meet every other Friday at 11 am North Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4908 Hastings St.) to play an Asian (Hong Kong style) version of the game.

Mahjong is a challenging game that involves skill and (sometimes!) luck. Quick thinking and mental complexity are always present in the game. It keeps the mind sharp and in good health.

New players of all levels of experience are welcome — whether you’re a pro, need to sharpen your skills, or are just learning to play, there’s a table waiting for you! If you haven ever played before members will be happy to share their love of the game and teach others to play.

Please see the poster for more info and contact or call 604-294-5444 to register. Space is limited.

Digital Literacy Program

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. We offer support in multiple languages.

Drop in to this in-person program at either the North House or South House. No registration required.

You can use one of the Neighbourhood House devices or bring your own device. For more information, email us at or 

Please see poster for more details.

In partnership with both SFU Department of Education and UBC Learning Exchange and with funding from the Government of Canada.

South House

100 – 4460 Beresford St

North House

4908 Hastings St


2055 Rosser Avenue

Mondays: 12 pm – 2 pm

Thursdays: 3 pm – 5pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 12 pm  **until August 26**

604-396-7307 or

Mondays: 10 am – 12 pm

Tuesdays: 1 pm – 3 pm   **NEW**

604-294-5444 or

Wednesdays: 10 am – 12 pm

604-299-5778 or


Kindly supported by:

Qi Gong

Mondays  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  |  In-person at Brentwood

Discover some basic concepts of Qi (vital life force energy). Qi Gong focuses on breath and movement to open up the energy flow in the body. These gentle movement routines can add to anyone’s repertoire for health, stress management and fitness. These routines even alleviate lower blood pressure/cholesterol and improves digestion & respiratory conditions. Join us in enhancing your own awareness about energy!

The class is in person at Brentwood (2055 Rosser Ave).

See poster for more details.

For more info, please email or call 604-294-5444.


Fridays   |   7:30 am – 8:30 am   | Online via Zoom

Join us for our yoga class (beginner) via Zoom. Certified Yoga teacher, Mayra Chavez, will practice Pranayama, Asanas and Meditation. You will discover many wonderful yoga poses to incorporate into your daily practice. This will re-balance your life, improve your immunity system and increase your capacity to focus. You will also be able to release your stress and physical tension. Everyone is welcome!! See poster for more details.

For more info and to register, please email or call 604-294-5444.

English Conversation

Tuesdays   |  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Beginner Level) Online — Click here to register.
Fridays   |   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Beginner Level) Online — Click here to register.
Saturdays   |   10:30 am – 11:30 am (Intermediate Level) Online — Click here to register.

Our EAL classes are for people who would like to learn/improve their English skills. These classes are a fun way to practice conversation, make new friends, and try learning! These volunteer-led EAL classes are available throughout the year for beginner to intermediate level students.

For the online classes: please call 604-396-7307 or email We can also help you learn to understand Zoom, just let us know!   

See poster for details.

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.

Income Tax Clinic

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

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

Click our brochure for more details

Criteria of eligibility:

  • Burnaby resident
  • Single individual with an income of $40,000 or less per year.
  • Single Parent with an income of $45,000 or less per year.
  • A couple with an income of $50,000 or less per year.
  • For each dependent/child add $3,000
  • Investment interest income cannot exceed $1,000.
  • Current member of Burnaby Neighbourhood House (BNH).

Do you need support this year?  If so, please click the following link:

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 (CALP)

Kindly supported by:

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 CALP The program 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.

If you’re passionate about literacy and learning, why not become a Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) volunteer! For more information, contact Rajeeta at 604-396-7307.


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