Youth Drop-In

Discover the Ultimate Youth Drop-In Experience!

Are you looking for a place to unwind, make new friends, and have a blast after school? Look no further! Our Youth Drop-In Program is here to make your weekday afternoons awesome!

📚 Homework: Need a quiet space to work on an assignment away from home distractions? Come to our drop-in!

👥 Connect with the Coordinator: Our youth coordinator is here to listen, guide, and support you. Share your thoughts, dreams, and ideas. We’re here for you!

🎮 Play Games: Challenge your pals to board games, card games, and video games. Let the competition begin!

🍪 Snacks: Treat yourself to delicious snacks and refreshments. Energize your day with a variety of tasty options.

🌞 Relax and Unwind: Take a breather from the daily grind. Kick back, relax, and enjoy some downtime in a welcoming environment.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Spread the word and bring your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!


  • South House (4460 Beresford Street – Jubilee Room): Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Avenue – 2nd floor): Wednesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • North House (4908 Hastings – Program room): Fridays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


The BNH Youth Connections grant program is an upstream, youth-led, community asset building and well-being program designed to engage youth to improve Burnaby  neighbourhoods. This program is open to youth of all genders and ethnicities aged 12 to 17 living in Burnaby. 

You can apply for a grant up to $500, to share your ideas, gifts and talents with your peers or neighbours, and to help you bring your project idea to life. Once you have applied for a grant and your project has been approved, you do not need to pay the money back.

To apply, please complete the application form and email it to John at

 See poster for more details.


Exciting News!

Are you 16-30 and experiencing stress or anxiety about returning to the workforce? Or looking for a new career? We are currently recruiting participants for the next cohort of Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Youth Employment Program.

Next cohort starts January 8, 2024

The Youth Employment Program is a 9-week program that aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through providing career training, skills development workshops, employment counselling, job search strategies and work experience with local employers!


  • 3 weeks of PAID full-time training followed by 6 weeks of PAID work placement
  • Earn minimum wage while you learn!
  • Pre-employment and job readiness workshops which include: Resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job search skills, networking skills, worker safety & rights and more!
  • Life skills workshops include: Financial literacy, communication, working with others, computer skills and more.
  • 1-1 support / employment coaching
  • Workshops will be a mix of ONLINE and IN-PERSON 
See attached poster for eligibility requirements.

PROGRAM START DATE:  January 8, 2024

Mon – Fri. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (online via Zoom and in-person)

Don’t wait! SIGN UP TODAY by clicking here!

☎️ 236-858-4979 (Debby) or 236-889-4065 (Blenn)

See poster for details.

Feel free to share this information to any eligible clients, friends, family members and youth you know, who may benefit from the program.



We offer 2 levels of Leadership at the BNH, each with a different community focus. All programs have components of problem solving, social interaction, communication, group work as well as individual initiative. Registration is required.

Please check out the brochure and see below for more info.

Youth Leadership is generously supported by:

Foundations of Leadership (Grade 7-8)



For more info, contact Sophia Canelas at 236-889-4068 or email

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House aspires to help young people become the future leaders of their community! Youth are encouraged to come and check out a session anytime!

Future Leaders (Grade 10-12)

What we’re about:

  • 18 week program, 2 hours a week
  • Learn about community resources around you
  • Volunteer in our childcare centres and gain 30 hours or more
  • Gain valuable career readiness and certificates for childcare jobs such as HIGH FIVE
  • Have fun making peer and community relationships
  • Learn financial literacy
  • Gain real work placement hours to add to your experience
  • Learn real-world employment skills

$100 all-inclusive cost (certificates, food, t-shirts etc.). Cost Subsidies and sliding scale available – Cost Sliding Scale also by Referral. See poster for details.

For more info, or questions: email

Please fill out this application form and email it to to be eligible for an intake interview.

For more information, contact:

Sophia Canelas, Youth Coordinator

Email or call 236.889.4068 or 604.431.0400.






This pilot project grant is open and to all youth (ages 12-24) living in Metro Vancouver communities (Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Surrey/White Rock, Richmond and Vancouver). It is a new program that is designed by youth, run by youth, for youth!

Y-NSG provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing. And yes, a grant means you don’t need to pay back this funding — no matter the outcome. 

To apply for grants, you can simply visit to complete an online application form or contact us at 604-431-0400 or email if you have questions or need help with applications.

Learn more at


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