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).

BNH Open House


Fridays  |  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm    |   In-person at South House (4460 Beresford St)

Join us for this fun conversational English class with Paul on Fridays in June and July. Improve your English conversational skills and make new friends as you practice. 

This class will run from June 7 until July 26 and will be held at the South House.

See poster for details.

Registration is required, so please email Carina at volunteer@burnabynh.ca to secure your spot.


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, a BNH staff will confirm your acceptance.

Below are some ideas for future projects:
– Neighbourhood clean up
– Activity stations at Community events (e.g.-Hats off Day, City events, BNH Summer BBQS/Street Parties)
– Appreciation events
– Block parties
– Hygiene/Food bank drives
– Youth events (e.g. – dances, new clubs, picnics, etc.)
– Legacy gifts 
– Lead an activity at your local school, senior’s home, or at the BNH


To apply, please complete the application form and email it to John at johnc@burnabynh.ca.

 See poster for more details.


Funded by the United Way BC

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!

See poster for more details or contact Emma at emmaw@burnabynh.ca.

Youth Calendar: May 2024

Check out all activities!


  • South House (4460 Beresford Street – 3rd Floor Banquet Hall): Fridays from 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Brentwood House (2055 Rosser Avenue – Second Floor): Tuesdays from 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
  • North House (4908 Hastings St. – Program Room): Thursdays from 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM


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:


Youth Leadership is generously supported by:

Foundations of Leadership (Grade 7-8)



For more info, contact Sophia Canelas at 236-889-4068 or email leadership@burnabynh.ca.

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

Funded by the United Way BC

Youth leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities. They are everyday heroes who make a profound contribution in social justice, environmentalism, feeding families, mentoring children/youth or helping spread positivity in the lives of their neighbours.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House will provide a series of workshops designed to build transferable skills.

  • Community Work
  • Financial Literacy
  • Games Leadership
  • Special Event Planning
  • Working with Children
  • Community Projects

See brochure for more details.

For more info, or questions: contact Emma Woodtke  at emmaw@burnabynh.ca

Want to go the extra mile?

Become a part of Youth Projects Committee:

  • Make an impact in my community
  • Meet once a month (Brentwood location)
  • Provide leadership to facilitate other
    Youth streams
  • Plan community building projects that matter to you
  • Fundraise towards community projects/programs

To apply: contact John at johnc@burnabynh.ca



For more information, contact:

Sophia Canelas, Youth Coordinator

Email leadership@burnabynh.ca 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 www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca to complete an online application form or contact us at 604-431-0400 or email brankav@burnabynh.ca if you have questions or need help with applications.

Learn more at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/our-grants/y-nsg/


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