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

Community Cafe

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. 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! 

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

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 – 5pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 12 pm  **Sept 16 – Dec 16**

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


September Calender – South 

September Calendar – North

September Calendar – Brentwood

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.

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 note that LSLAP is currently in a Blackout Period, and no appointments are available until the week of October 2, 2023. Please call them after September 19th 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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