The Newcomer Learning Club! (Online)

The Learning Club is a free online program for newcomer elementary students in Grades 2–7 who may need additional learning support. This program provides assistance with fun literacy activities and academic support to help children reach their full potential (in education and life). Come join us each week to learn, experiment and grow! 

For more information, please contact Amal Ballu at amalb@burnabynh.ca or call 236-877-2517 or see poster for more details.

Tuesdays (Grades 2-4) from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays (Grade 5-7) from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mentoring with Math (In-Person at BNH North House)

Mentoring with Math is an after school 8-week program for children in grade 3-7 who need additional assistance in math. Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable. For the first part of the session, they will use a variety of techniques based on the principles of the JUMP Math numeracy program to encourage an understanding and love of math. The second part of each weekly session will encourage students in the program to interact with one another through a number of games and activities.

The program in partnership with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Simon Fraser University is not only about helping with numbers, but also the social and emotional development of children.

For more information, please contact Crystal Lau at crystal.lau@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or see the poster for more details.

Wednesdays: November 4 – December 16, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Please contact Crystal Lau at crystal.lau@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca for more info or to register.

Game On! (In-Person at BNH North House) 

“Game On" is a group mentoring program that teaches boys about physical, mental, and emotional health. Each session of this after-school 7-week program consists of facilitated active play to help get heart rates up by trained mentors. These mentors will also encourage students to interact with one another through conversations about important topics that affect youth, including healthy eating, self-esteem, online safety, and more.

For more information, please contact Rayhaan Khan at rayhaan.khan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or see poster for more details.

Thursdays: November 5 – December 3, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Please contact Rayhaan at rayhaan.khan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca for more info or to register.

Canadian Geography and People as entwined by Newcomers’ Arts and Crafts (Online)

Let’s learn about Canadian geography and people by using arts and crafts combined with fun and interactive activities among newcomer children and families of all age groups. Give your child a chance to embrace his/her artistic side for an hour fun filled session.

For more information, please contact Elva at elvar@burnabynh.ca or call 236-833-6515 or see poster for more details.

Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM until December 19, 2020

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Newcomer Youth Circle (Online)

Are you a newcomer interested in sharing your ideas and experiences with others? Are you between the ages of 15-18? Maybe the Youth Circle is the place for you! Join us on Wednesdays with Shaza, a UBC student and a newcomer youth herself! Passionate about community integration, she enjoys supporting and engaging newcomer youth with a wide variety of relevant topics and workshops.

For more information, please contact Amal Ballu at amalb@burnabynh.ca or call 236-877-2517 or see poster for more details.

Wednesdays: September 23 – December 9, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tenancy Rights Information Session (Online)

Know your rights as a tenant or landlord: From deposits and fair terms, to safely maintained property and legal eviction notice periods, this information session can really help to know your tenancy rights.

For more information, please see poster.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 10 am-12 pm

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Reduce Stress through Mindfulness (Online)

It’s a busy world. Life can be stressful. We all deal with stress on a daily basis, whether we’re young or old. Whether it’s the stress that comes with having too much work to do in too little time, sometimes you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment.

Research has shown that mindfulness helps us reduce anxiety and depression and teaches us how to response to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment. This workshop will provide tools and ways to become more aware of our thoughts, the needs of our body, and the emotions of others.

For more information, please see poster.

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, starting in October 7 – 28, 2020

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Lynn’s Cooking Connection – Cook and Chat (Online)

We all cook together, but all in our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation with each other. We have two delicious recipes for each week. Here are the recipes to make use of tuna and potatoes (Oct 30th): Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Zucchini Bread.

You can still access our previous recipes including: Cheese and Potato Soup, Tuna Salad, Pumpkin piePie crust, Thai pumpkin Coconut Curry, Pork Adobo, Apple Slices with Hidden Stars, Tina’s meatballsNona’s tomato sauce, Janice’s shrubTuna stuffed baked potatoesRoasted Turnips and Pears with RosemaryCantonese White Cut Chicken, and Chicken Waldorf Salad.

For more information, please email Lynn Leong at kitchens@burnabynh.ca or see poster for more details.

Fridays: August 7 – December 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation with each other. We have two delicious recipes for each week. Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: October 1 – December 10, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This workshop is recommended for new immigrants and refugees. Come join us every Thursday to discover the joy of cooking and dining with others. With our Lynn’s cooking Connection, you will learn to cook new foods, meet new friends, practice English and share your ideas with others. Recipes will be forwarded to registrants weekly. Please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca for more info or to register.

Qi Gong (Online)

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! Outdoor Qi Gong is also available on Thursdays.

Mondays: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Yoga (Online)

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!!

Mondays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 for more info or to register.

English Conversation (Online)

Our online EAL classes are designed for participants that would like to continue their learning during these challenging times. These classes are a fun way to engage in conversation, make new friends and experience learning online! All our classes are held on Zoom. Don’t worry if you are new to Zoom; we will help you become a pro in no time!

Mondays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Computer Support (In-person)

Would you like to learn how to use email, search the Internet, create files and documents or explore videoconferencing via Zoom, Jitsi, Callbridge and so much more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you In-person with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions and online application forms.

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

By appointments only. Please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 for more info or to register.

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM & Thursdays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

By appointments only. Please email literacy@burnabynh.ca or call 604-431-0400 for more info or to register.

Webcafe (Online)

Would you like to learn how to use email, search the Internet, create files and documents or explore videoconferencing via Zoom, Jitsi, Callbridge and so much more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you online with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions and online application forms.

Online training:

If you are need more help than the support provided at our WebCafe, we will pair you up with a volunteer who will meet you online to answer your questions. Our volunteers are able to support you in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi. Please email Rajeeta Samala, Adult Literacy Program Coordinator, at literacy@burnabynh.ca if you are interested.

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 pm

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 pm

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Canadian landscapes photography through newcomer eyes (Online)

This is a great opportunity to virtually learn and explore the Canadian culture by exploring the towns in Metro-Vancouver and having discussions on places, displacement, migration recollections; towards self-identification and belonging as new immigrants in Canada. 

We want to inspire you with helpful tips and instruction, no matter what your level of comfort with photography. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or skill level, all you need is a camera or smartphone and the desire to learn in the world’s most beautiful classroom.

For more information, please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca or see poster for more details.

Fridays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM until December 18, 2020

Please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca or call 236-833-6515 for more info or to register.

Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing (Online)

Learn basic sewing skills, conversation skills, and about Canadian culture and history! The online class focuses on the importance of sewing and tapestry in shaping Canada through generations of Indigenous Nations, settlers, and immigration. We will meet every Tuesday at 5:00 pm for a fun-filled hour with up to 20 participants. This workshop is recommended for new immigrants and refugees. 

For more information, please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca for more info or see poster for more details.

Tuesdays: September 22 – December 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Choose to Move at Home (Online)

Being active is one of the most important things seniors can do to maintain their overall health. Being active can help them feel better, look better and live longer. Choose to Move at Home is a new initiative from the Active Aging Society to help older adults stay active and socially connected while staying at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This free program is great for anyone age 65 years and older who wants to become active. It changes the way they live for the better! It’s about making choices and building habits!

For more information, please email TapsCoord@burnabynh.ca or call 604-431-0400 or see poster for more details.

Every other Wednesday: 2:00-3:00 pm from October 14 – December 23, 2020

Please contact Marion Forbes at TapsCoord@burnabynh.ca or call 604-431-0400 for more info or to register.

Seniors Group Chat (Online)

The coronavirus is changing how we live our everyday lives. Being inside the house may be difficult for some people who are used to going out to stay active. With many places closed and some events called off for the foreseeable future, it also highlights how much we all need social connections. That’s why we’re doing the best we can to help seniors to stay connected. Please join us for a virtual group chat via Zoom to meet new friends and help keep the mind active! The chat room can serve as a portal to meet new people, share interests and remain social. Each week we introduce a different topic. You can access our materials from our previous sessions:  Benefits for seniors & details.

Mondays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 for more info or to register.

Reduce Stress through Mindfulness (Online)

It’s a busy world. Life can be stressful. We all deal with stress on a daily basis, whether we’re young or old. Whether it’s the stress that comes with having too much work to do in too little time, sometimes you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment.

Research has shown that mindfulness helps us reduce anxiety and depression and teaches us how to response to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment. This workshop will provide tools and ways to become more aware of our thoughts, the needs of our body, and the emotions of others.

For more information, please see poster.

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, starting in October 7 – 28, 2020

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Lynn’s Cooking Connection – Cook and Chat (Online)

We all cook together, but all in our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation with each other. We have two delicious recipes for each week. Here are the recipes to make use of tuna and potatoes (Oct 30th): Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Zucchini Bread.

You can still access our previous recipes including: Cheese and Potato Soup, Tuna Salad, Pumpkin pie, Pie crust, Thai pumpkin Coconut CurryPork Adobo, Apple Slices with Hidden Stars, Tina’s meatballsNona’s tomato sauce, Janice’s shrubTuna stuffed baked potatoesRoasted Turnips and Pears with RosemaryCantonese White Cut Chicken, and Chicken Waldorf Salad.

For more information, please email Lynn Leong at kitchens@burnabynh.ca or see poster for more details.

Fridays: August 7 – December 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation with each other. We have two delicious recipes for each week. Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: October 1 – December 10, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This workshop is recommended for new immigrants and refugees. Come join us every Thursday to discover the joy of cooking and dining with others. With our Lynn’s cooking Connection, you will learn to cook new foods, meet new friends, practice English and share your ideas with others. Recipes will be forwarded to registrants weekly. Please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca for more info or to register.

Qi Gong (Online)

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! Outdoor Qi Gong is also available on Thursdays.

Mondays: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Yoga (Online)

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!!

Mondays: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM and Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 for more info or to register.

English Conversation (Online)

Our online EAL classes are designed for participants that would like to continue their learning during these challenging times. These classes are a fun way to engage in conversation, make new friends and experience learning online! All our classes are held on Zoom. Don’t worry if you are new to Zoom; we will help you become a pro in no time!

Mondays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Computer Support (In-person)

Would you like to learn how to use email, search the Internet, create files and documents or explore videoconferencing via Zoom, Jitsi, Callbridge and so much more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you In-person with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions and online application forms.

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

By appointments only. Please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 for more info or to register.

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM & Thursdays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

By appointments only. Please email literacy@burnabynh.ca or call 604-431-0400 for more info or to register.

Webcafe (Online)

Would you like to learn how to use email, search the Internet, create files and documents or explore videoconferencing via Zoom, Jitsi, Callbridge and so much more? Volunteer Computer Instructors are available to help you online with your computer learning needs. We will assist you with your questions and online application forms.

Online training:

If you are need more help than the support provided at our WebCafe, we will pair you up with a volunteer who will meet you online to answer your questions. Our volunteers are able to support you in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean and Punjabi. Please email Rajeeta Samala, Adult Literacy Program Coordinator, at literacy@burnabynh.ca if you are interested.

Mondays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 pm

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 pm

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Canadian landscapes photography through newcomer eyes (Online)

This is a great opportunity to virtually learn and explore the Canadian culture by exploring the towns in Metro-Vancouver and having discussions on places, displacement, migration recollections; towards self-identification and belonging as new immigrants in Canada. 

We want to inspire you with helpful tips and instruction, no matter what your level of comfort with photography. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or skill level, all you need is a camera or smartphone and the desire to learn in the world’s most beautiful classroom.

For more information, please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca or see poster for more details.

Fridays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM until December 18, 2020

Please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca or call 236-833-6515 for more info or to register.

Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing (Online)

Learn basic sewing skills, conversation skills, and about Canadian culture and history! The online class focuses on the importance of sewing and tapestry in shaping Canada through generations of Indigenous Nations, settlers, and immigration. We will meet every Tuesday at 5:00 pm for a fun-filled hour with up to 20 participants. This workshop is recommended for new immigrants and refugees. 

For more information, please contact Elva Rodriguez at elvar@burnabynh.ca for more info or see poster for more details.

Tuesdays: September 22 – December 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mother Goose Program (Online)

A fun group experience that introduces parents and their babies & toddlers (aged two and under) to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. The program focuses on helping young children with their social, cognitive and emotional development.

Tuesdays: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Family Place (In-person & Online)

Families will have the opportunity to connect with and support each other in our community. With the same nursery rhymes, story time and a wide variety of kid activities that support your child development, our goal is to make our families feel like they’re right back at our Family Drop-In – but in the comforts of your own home! Information on community resources and parenting support are also available. All families with children aged 0-5 years are welcome. Please see poster in English and Spanish for more details

Besides offering our virtual Family Drop-In bi-weekly, we also provide online family resources on our website: www.burnabynh.ca/family-resources/ to keep up to date on all important information regarding our supports/programs/news.

English: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Spanish: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

(In-person) Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Please email info@burnabynh.ca or call 604-431-0400 for more info or to register.

Family Yoga (Online)

With the wet and cool fall weather coming upon us, it’s getting more important to find activities for the whole family to do safely. Come stay active and relax together from the comfort of your own home with BNH’s Virtual Family Yoga! Professionally trained instructor, Vivien Gomes, is back to engage families with easy-to-follow stretches, poses, and breathing exercises in 4 free, fun-filled sessions. Participants will also get to explore a new theme each week and interact through music, stories and drawing!

For more information, please email northinfo@burnabynh.ca or call 604-294-5444 or see poster for more details.

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM, starting October 21 until November 11, 2020

Once you register with our online class, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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