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

Safe Online Shopping Workshop

Wednesday, Nov 29 |  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm    |   Online via Zoom
Interested in doing some holiday shopping? Worried about doing so safely and securely?

Come and attend our workshop on safe online shopping! We will explore how to spot trustworthy websites, how to keep your credit card information secure, buyer protection tips, and more! 

Join us on Zoom on November 29th at 6:00pm.

Please see the poster for more details. 

To register: Scan the QR code or click here

Tai Chi for Beginners

Mondays  |  10:30 am – 12:30 pm    |   In-person at Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave)

Join us for this new beginner Tai Chi program running on Mondays at the Brentwood House. If you have always wanted to try this form of exercise but didn’t know where to start this class is for you. 

Enjoy the many benefits of this gentle flow of progressive movements, guided by our experienced and certified instructor, Marina Ma.

See poster for details.

Don’t hesitate, sign up today – simply email

Soup Lunch

Mondays  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm    |   In-person at North House (4908 Hastings St)

We’re so excited to be bringing it back – soup on Mondays!! Join us for a bowl of healthy soup and a fresh bread bun. Stay a while and chat and connect with your neighbours.  

Freshly made tasty soup and a bread roll for $2. BNH Membership required.

See poster for more details or contact us on 604-294-5444.

No registration required.

Community Basic Cantonese Program

Fridays  |  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm    |   In-person at South House (4460 Beresford St)

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Community Basic Cantonese Program! Join us every Friday, December 1 – 22, from 1:30-3:00 PM at BNH South House for 4 engaging sessions where you’ll explore the richness of Cantonese language and culture. 

Dive into the learning experience at BNH South House. All it takes is your BNH Membership plus a $5 Program Fee.

See poster for more details.

Are you ready to embark on this language adventure? Space is limited, so registration is a must!

Contact Carina at to secure your spot.

Walking the Caregiver Path

Thursday, Dec 14  |  10:30 pm – 2:00 pm    |   In-person at South House (4460 Beresford St)

If you are a caregiver for an adult or senior, this program is for you.

Starting in December we have a new Caregiver Journey Program at Burnaby Neighbourhood South House.  Each month there will be a new topic, lunch and a self-care activity.

In December we will be presenting an introduction to caregiving and what that means.

Hope you can join us.

Please see the poster for more details.

To register: Contact Kathy at 604-431-0400 or 

Community Yoga

Tuesdays   |  10:00 am – 11:00 am |  In-person at BNH North House

The Tuesday morning program has been extended so starting in January we have a new 10-week class, running from Jan 9 to March 12, 2024

Yoga is incredibly beneficial to our overall well-being – it improves many things including flexibility and mental health. It can help reduce anxiety and stress while increasing your strength. Everyone can enjoy the benefits.

Join us for this gentle yoga class, all levels welcome.

Fridays   |  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm |  In-person at BNH South House

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being with our Community Adult Yoga Program from Feb 2-23, 2024!

Immerse yourself in the experience of Sensory Integration Yoga (SIY), where we fuse breath, meditation, and yoga postures to elevate your body awareness.

BNH Membership required. $5 Community program fee/person
Note: *The program fee is only charged once per program

Let’s breathe, move, and grow together!

See poster for more information and to register contact Carina at

EAL for Beginners

Saturdays   |  10:30 am – 11:30 am |  Online via Zoom

This weekly class will run online every Saturday with the exception of long weekends. Improve your English skills with this online class, make new connections and have fun!

Community Yoga @ South

Tuesdays   |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |  In-person at BNH South House

Our Community Adult Yoga program just got extended! Dive deeper into body awareness through breath, meditation, and yoga postures.

Join us on this extended journey of Sensory Integration Yoga (SIY) to holistic wellness!

When: Every Tuesday (March 5 – March 26, 2024) from 2PM to 3PM

Where: BNH South House

Fee: $5 Community program fee/person (*program fee is only charged once per program) 

See poster for more information and to register contact Carina at

Community Cafes

Thursdays   |  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm |  In-person at BNH South House
Fridays   |  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm |  In-person at BNH North House

Drop in to chat and relax, or take part in the activities and games going on that day. Bring your favourite game to share with others or learn something new.

At BNH North, the Mahjong Club is now part of this group and will meet at this time.

This is open to anyone who wants to connect over a tea or coffee with others in the community, and if you want to play table games, so much the better! 

Cook and Chat

Fridays  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm |  Online via Zoom

This popular program is back! This fun online program will run each Friday. It’s a great way to socialize while you learn to cook new foods.

Not only will you learn how to cook new foods in the comfort of your own home, but you will learn to save money on groceries, share cultural experiences and build your cooking confidence and skills!

See poster for details.

To join the cooking group, email Lynn at or call 604-431-0400 and leave a message.

Stretching and Meditation

Fridays  |  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm |  In-person at Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave.)

Explore 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 energizing.

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

The 2024 Winter term runs from January 26 – March 22, 2024. 

See an updated poster  It is a drop-In class. Registration is not required. 

EAL Class

Wednesdays   | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  |  In-person at BNH Brentwood House 

In the New Year, Chitra will be leading a new intermediate English class at Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave). This is a great opportunity to improve your reading, writing and conversational skills.

This class will run for 8 weeks, from January 10 – February 28, 2024.

Spaces are limited so registration is required. Please email Ann at

See poster for more info. 


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.

The Winter term runs from January 27 – March 23, 2024. 

See poster for more details. It is a drop-in class. The program room is next to Purdy’s Chocolates at the Amazing Brentwood Mall.

Beginners Line Dancing

Mondays  |  9:30 am – 10:15 am    |   In-person at Amazing Brentwood (4567 Lougheed Hwy)

Are you familiar with line dancing? Line dancing is a Western and Country style of dance where people stand in rows and perform choreographed movements together, sometimes in partners. The music and dancing will give you the energy you need to power through your day! 

This program is starting in September and will run on Monday mornings from 9:30am to 10:15am at the Amazing Brentwood Mall. Please note that we are looking for committed learners, because this is not a drop-in class. Please see the flyer for more details.  

To register or get more information, please email or call (604) 294-5444.  

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 the North House, South House or Brentwood. No registration required.

You can use one of the Neighbourhood House devices or bring your own device. For more information, email us at (for South House) or (for North House and Brentwood). 

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 – 5 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 12 pm

604-396-7307 or

Mondays: 10 am – 12 pm

Tuesdays: 1 pm – 3 pm  

604-294-5444 or

Wednesdays: 10 am – 12 pm

604-299-5778 or


February Calendar – South 

February Calendar – North

February Calendar – Brentwood

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, starting January 8, 2024 at Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Ave). There are NO classes for the month of February. We will resume the class on March 4th.

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.

Online English Conversation

Saturdays  |  10:30am – 11:30am  |  Online – Click here to register

Our EAL class is 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 class is available throughout the year for beginner to intermediate level students.

See poster for details.

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

Spanish Speaking Skills

Thursdays   |  10:30 am – 12:00 pm | In-person at BNH South House

Hola! Are you looking to work on your Spanish speaking skills? Join us at our South location, at 4460 Beresford St in Burnaby for an hour and a half of working on your Spanish conversation skills with other members of your community. This program is running for 4 sessions on Thursdays, from 10:30am – 12:00pm. 

A Burnaby Membership is required for this program, as well as a $5 program fee. See the poster for details.  

To register or get more information, please email Carina at, or call her at 604-431-0400.  

Chronically Queer Support Group

2nd Wednesday of month |  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  |  Online or in-person at BNH South House

Chronically Queer (CQ) is a peer-facilitated support group for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who identify as chronically ill, crip, disabled, mad, and/or neurodivergent.

CQ is a supportive, caring, and welcoming environment where participants can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgment. At this group meeting you will have an opportunity to be in community, share personal stories, listen to others, learn coping strategies and advocacy skills, and hear about potential paid opportunities.

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month either online or in person at BNH South House, 4460 Beresford St.

See poster for more information or connect directly with CQ at or 778-723-5387.

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 Clinic

In partnership with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, LSLAP assists low-income earners who live in the lower Mainland of BC with various legal issues, including:

  • Criminal (summary offences where the Crown is not seeking jail time);
    Civil Resolution (must be a civil claim under $5,000)
  • Small Claims (must be a civil claim under $25,000, $35,000 if filed after June 1st, 2017);
  • Employment Standards;
  • Residential Tenancy;
  • WorkSafe BC;
  • Consumer Protection;
  • Employment Insurance;
  • CPP and Old-Age Pension;
  • Wills and Estates; and
  • Immigration and Refugee

Check their website at for more details.  Please call them to book an appointment at 604-822-5791. They will be operating most of their clinics in-person, with some remote options. There are appointment times during evenings and weekends if needed. They cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

LSLAP is a non-profit run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. 

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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