Family

Family Programs

Childhood Anxiety and Depression Workshop

Friday, July 28  |  10:30 am – 11:30 am |  BNH North House (4908 Hastings St)

Are you a parent or caregiver with a child between the ages of 0-6? Join us for our latest parenting workshop, in partnership with Cameray Child & Family Services, about understanding the development of childhood anxiety and depression. This workshop will provide you with the tools and resources to support your child’s well-being and mental health.  

This workshop will run on July 28th from 10:30am to 11:30am at our North House. Please see the poster for more details. 

To register or get more information, please call (604) 307-2940, or email northoutreach@burnabynh.ca.

If you are registering by email, please include your name, your child’s name and age, a phone number we can reach you at, and whether or not you need childminding.  

BNH Open House

Tuesday, May 7  |  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm |  In-person at Brentwood House
Thursday, May 9  |  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm |  In-person at South House
Friday, May 10  |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm |  In-person at North House

Neighbourhood House Week, an annual celebration uniting communities across Metro Vancouver, will take place from May 5 to 11, 2024. This week-long event serves as a vibrant homage to the spirit of camaraderie and inclusivity fostered by neighbourhood houses throughout the region.

Neighbourhood houses play a pivotal role in Metro Vancouver, serving as hubs of connection, support, and growth for residents from diverse backgrounds. During Neighbourhood House Week, these vital community spaces open their doors wide, inviting all members of the community to join in the festivities.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to participate in any of the three Open House events hosted by Burnaby Neighbourhood House. These events offer a glimpse into the array of programs and services available, as well as a chance to speak to a staff for a deeper learning of specific programs and services. Come and join us for coffee, tea and treats. There will be entertainment and activities suitable for all ages. No registration is required, making it accessible for all. Everyone is welcome! Please see poster for more details.

For more information please contact Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca (South) and Ann at annr@burnabynh.ca (North and Brentwood).

Neighbourhood House Day

Wednesday, May 15  |  11:00 am – 7:00 pm    |   In-person at Heritage Hall

As part of Neighbourhood House Week, join us in person at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St, Vancouver) on May 15 from 11am-7pm for the full day or drop in to enjoy specific activities and performances that fit your schedule. Some of the event highlights:

  • Evening Hosted by Jaylene Tyme: Artiste, performer and advocate Indigenous Two-Spirit Trans human, Treaty 4 Plains Cree, Saulteaux, Métis.
  • Marketplace filled with neighbourhood house vendors, artists and activities.
  • Dreaming Corner – a place for neighbours to have conversations about what is meaningful to them like climate action, Decolonization, health and wellness, and more.
  • Music, chair yoga and more on the Main Stage.

This special day-long celebration will spotlight the vital role of the Neighbourhood House Movement across BC. It’s an opportunity to build awareness, engage in meaningful dialogue, enjoy a marketplace, participate in co-creation sessions, and much more.

Please register to ensure you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Renting Basics for Families

Tuesday, March 19 |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm   |   In-person at South House

What are my rights as renters? Responsibilities as a landlord? Come join us on this FREE Workshop and Information Session on anything you need to know in Renting here in BC!  Join us for this informative workshop run by the TRAC (Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre) and find out what they do. They will be able to answer any questions you may have on the subject. 

Free on-site childminding is available, bus tickets available by request. 

See poster for details.

There is limited space so book your spot today – simply call 604-307-2940 or email northoutreach@burnabynh.ca.

Nobody’s Perfect Program, in Korean

Thursdays, Feb 22 – Mar 28  | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm  |   In-person at South House

There are no perfect parents, perfect children or perfect people. We can only do our best, and we all need help once in a while.”

That’s why SUCCESS and Burnaby Neighbourhood House has partnered to offer this FREE parenting program to our Korean-speaking neighbours.

For Inquiries, please contact Vivienne Lee at vivienne.lee@success.bc.ca, Jullia Lontok at 604-431-0400 or refer to the poster for more details.  

Register online at https://forms.office.com/r/McpwyfmNEh or use the QR code on the poster.

Community Arts and Crafts

Thursdays  |  10:30 am – 12:00 pm    |   In-person at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Join us for our Community Arts and Crafts Program! Dive into a world of creativity and fun while building connections with fellow enthusiasts. This program runs every Thursday for 4 sessions from April 4 to 25.

Perfect for beginners, our easy-to-learn sessions are designed to ignite your artistic spark!

Just a $10 non-refundable supply fee to unlock endless possibilities. Let’s craft some memories together!

See poster for details.

Don’t hesitate, sign up today – simply email Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca.

Bridges Pre-school Program

Fridays  |  9:30 am – 11:30 am | In-person at BNH North House

This exciting new program is aimed to help children get familiar with a pre-school-like setting – understanding routines and general practice, like circle-time. They get to play, listen to stories, and take part in a variety of fun activities. At the same time the parents will have separate sessions with various community partners, so they learn about local resources, as well as connecting with other parents in similar situations to themselves.

This 10-week program will run on Friday mornings at BNH North House, at 4908 Hastings Street, starting September 22, 2023.

Please refer to the poster for more info.

To register, please contact Alba at 236-889-5212 or edmondsoutreach@burnabynh.ca.

COVID and Flu Immunization Clinic

Monday, Dec 18  |  9:30 am – 12:00 pm    |   In-person at BNH South House
Friday, Dec 22  |  9:30 am – 12:00 pm    |   In-person at  BNH Brentwood House

 

Let’s get vaccinated! Take steps to help you stay healthy and to help protect love ones during the Holidays. Feel free to bring your family, friends, and neighbours to get their vaccines or to just ask questions about the recommended Flu and COVID-19 shots. This drop-in clinic supports the Burnaby community in reducing barriers to access vaccines.

For more information about vaccines in general please refer to this information sheet from HealthLink BC

Family Place (In-Person)

Mondays    |   9:30 am – 11:30 am  |  In person at South House 
Tuesdays  | 9:30 am – 11:30 am |  In person at South House
Tuesdays  | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm |  In person at Brentwood House
Thursdays  | 9:30 am – 11:30 am |  In person at South House
Thursdays  | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm |  In person at Brentwood House

Fridays | 9:30 am – 11:30 am |  In person at Brentwood House

 

Drop-In platform: First come, first serve |  Room Capacity Limit: 18 families  | No registration required 

We offer a number of Family Drop-in programs throughout the community for parents/caregivers with children 0-5 years. Family drop-ins provide a variety of opportunities for families to socialize, to have a safe and fun place to play and learn and to get parenting information. Feel free to join us at any days and locations outlined above.

Please see poster for more details. 

The program is free for members. Find out how to become a member.

Locations:

BNH South House – #100 – 4460 Beresford St (604-431-0400)

Brentwood – 2055 Rosser Ave (604-299-5778)

 
 
 

 

Neighbourhood Outreach

Support is available to families with children 0-12 who need help accessing community information and can assist families to connect with local community programs and services. Outreach workers are available in North and South Burnaby. Please call (604) 431-0400 or see our brochure for more information.

 

Outreach Services for Families with Children 0-12 

  • Phone check ins
  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can’t get out but can afford to pay
  • Food security for low income families – delivery of donated food bags to families who are isolated. 
  • Support with connecting to any other needs that are identified.
  • Virtual programming, will include – groups; children’s activities; parenting resources – connections to partners who are doing programming. 
 
 

 

Family Access Interpretation Program

Trained Volunteers are now available to support families with children 0-6 who need help with interpretation. Program is funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

  • Get help with appointments with teachers, etc.

  • Have an interpreter come with you to a children’s program.

  • Go to a community event with a volunteer interpreter.

    Call us at (604) 431-0400 for more information.

 

Community Kitchen  

Community Kitchen is a weekly program offered at Burnaby Neighbourhood House -South and Gilmore Community School that involves cooking, eating, and lots of great conversation and laughter. Families or individuals who have limited income join together to prepare healthy meals to take home, and to have lunch together.  We always use everyone’s favourite family recipes and include many kid-friendly foods.  Free childminding is available.

If you are interested in joining us, please call Lynn at 604-431-0400.

 

 

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Mother Goose Progam

Wednesdays  |  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | In-person at BNH South House

The Mother Goose program teaches parents and their young children how to use rhymes, songs, and stories to bond and have fun together.

The Program supports parents and families raising young children by promoting positive parent-child relationships, increasing parent’s confidence and emotion regulation skills, and developing social support systems for parents.

This 8-week program will run on Wednesdays at BNH South House at 4460 Beresford Street, starting September 20, 2023. 

See poster for more info.

To register, please contact northoutreach@burnabynh.ca or 604-307-2940.

Bridges Pre-school Program

Fridays  |  9:30 am – 11:30 am | In-person at BNH North House

This exciting new program is aimed to help children get familiar with a pre-school-like setting – understanding routines and general practice, like circle-time. They get to play, listen to stories, and take part in a variety of fun activities. At the same time the parents will have separate sessions with various community partners, so they learn about local resources, as well as connecting with other parents in similar situations to themselves.

This 10-week program will run on Friday mornings at BNH North House, at 4908 Hastings Street, starting September 22, 2023.

Please refer to the poster for more info.

To register, please contact Alba at 236-889-5212 or edmondsoutreach@burnabynh.ca.

Family English Conversation Circle

Fridays  |  10:00 am – 11:30 am | In-person at BNH South House

If you are a parent or caregiver looking for practice speaking English in a community setting, this program is for you! Running every Friday in October (the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) at our Burnaby South Location, 4460 Beresford Street, from 10:00am – 11:30am.

This program is conversation based, and your kids are more than welcome to join! 

See the poster for more details.  

To register or get more information, please email Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca.

 
 
 

 

Neighbourhood Outreach

Support is available to families with children 0-12 who need help accessing community information and can assist families to connect with local community programs and services. Outreach workers are available in North and South Burnaby. Please call (604) 431-0400 or see our brochure for more information.

 

Outreach Services for Families with Children 0-12 

  • Phone check ins
  • Grocery shopping and other essentials for families who are isolated and can’t get out but can afford to pay
  • Food security for low income families – delivery of donated food bags to families who are isolated. 
  • Support with connecting to any other needs that are identified.
  • Virtual programming, will include – groups; children’s activities; parenting resources – connections to partners who are doing programming. 
 

Also read about:

Family English Conversation Circle

Fridays  |  10:00 am – 11:30 am | In-person at BNH South House

If you are a parent or caregiver looking for practice speaking English in a community setting, this program is for you! Running every Friday in October (the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) at our Burnaby South Location, 4460 Beresford Street, from 10:00am – 11:30am.

This program is conversation based, and your kids are more than welcome to join! 

See the poster for more details.  

To register or get more information, please email Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca.

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