COMMUNITY FORUM ON INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS – Building Connections to Support Newcomers @ Ismaili Centre
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, Burnaby Together Coalition Against Racism and Hate and Burnaby Inter-Faith.

Join them for a conversation about the role that faith plays in the settlement process! This community forum is designed for members of faith communities and those working in, or interested in, the newcomer settlement sector.
A great professional development opportunity!

BNH North House Art Wall Exhibit and Open House @ Buyrnaby Neighbourhood House North House
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art by Lilly Em will be on display at the BNH North House’s Art Wall during the month of January; Monday to Friday – from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm – 4908 Hasting Street.   The Exhibition’s Open House will take place on:  Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the BNH North House.  For more information see the attached poster or contact BNH at 604.294.5444

Tenant/Landlord Interactive Session @ Bob Prittie Metrotown Library
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This free interactive session will be held at Bob Prittie Metrotown Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue. Staff from the BC Residential Tenancy Branch will provide information on what need to know about renting. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions using your real-life examples.

Please register online, at any BPL information desk or by phoning 604-436-5400.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS Entrepreneurship for Newcomers 2020 @ Ismaili Centre
Feb 12 @ 8:10 am – 2:30 pm

FREE full day conference on starting your own business
• Learn about successes and challenges from a variety of entrepreneurs
• Start and grow a business in Canada
• Receive advice from experts

Light breakfast and lunch will be served
Please register at:

Free Clear Language Workshop for Community Agency Staff @ McGill Public Library
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Clear Language is the modern writers’ “best practice”. It is written so your intended audience can find the information they need, understand it without uncertainty, and be able to act on the information given.  A free workshop is being offered for Burnaby agencies and staff on Thursday, February 13, 2pm-5pm at McGill Public Library, 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby.  Please see the attached poster for more information.  To register please contact:


BFL Dinner & Dance Fundraiser with Nearly Neil @ Firefighters
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a special Burnaby Family Life fundraiser! The evening will deliver great live entertainment by Bobby Bruce (“Nearly Neil”) with his internationally recognized tribute to Neil Diamond and “aTOMic” dance music show. GET YOUR TICKETS HERETickets are $50 for dinner and entertainment. TNT Event Planning will be on site with a photo booth, and Dageraad brews will be featured at the bar (like you, we love to support our community). You’ll have a smile on your face as you dance the night away. BONUS: You’ll feel good about supporting BFL’s work with Burnaby families in need!

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser @ Marlborough Elementary School
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is an annual fundraising event that is held in communities across the country to support local charities in addressing homelessness. The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby and Burnaby Community Services are organizing the annual walk in Burnaby which will take place on February 22. To participate, join or form a team of walkers to fundraise and then register for a 2, 5, or 10km walk. Other ways to participate include donating to a team or volunteering at the event. See the event description or go to for more information. Please help promote the event by putting up a poster.

Burnaby Together? Community Dialogue @ Burnaby Neighbourhood House South
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What do you really think?
Join a provocative forum on how communities are changing

What now?
Share your views on the impact of global migration to Burnaby

Brought to you by:


BIPT Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table

Government of Canada

BFL Parenting Learning Event 2020 @ Byrne Creek Community School
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

RETOOL . RECONNECT .  RECHARGE-“PLE2020” is Burnaby Family Life’s full day dedicated to helping parents build knowledge about the mental and physical well-being of children. Experts will speak and provide practice tips for home/school life balance, understanding and dealing with anxiety, brain development, nutrition for thriving bodies and smart screen habits. We will also offer a two-part session on parenting with indigenous perspective. SAVE with early bird registration: $75 for 1 registration, $125 for 2 registrations. Snacks and lunch provided. Low-cost child-minding available on request (limited space). More info and registration: