Brentwood Community Resource Centre
Brentwood is one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in the lower mainland. The Brentwood Community Resource Centre is a gathering place where people of all ages and backgrounds are empowered to reach their full potential.
Located in the heart of Burnaby, the Brentwood Community Resource Centre will provide support and resources to meet the diverse needs of the community. We offer programs for children & families, seniors and newcomers, such as:
- Baby and me programs
- Drop-in playtime for families with young children
- Recreation Credit to use Parks and Rec. facilities
- Transportation assistance for seniors
- English as an additional language classes
- Conversation clubs
- Meal delivery service
- Community kitchens
- Food Skills for Families
- Citizenship preparations
- Legal advice clinics
- Document and Income Tax preparation
- Subsidies to help send kids to summer camp
- Support for families and seniors during the Christmas Season
- Various social, multi-cultural and intergenerational events
- Book swap library
- Community Resource Publications
Voices of Burnaby Seniors
Voices of Burnaby Seniors (VOBS), hosted by Burnaby Community Services, is a group of seniors (55+) who are committed to enhance the lives of Burnaby seniors by:
- Improving access to information
- Raising awareness about seniors' needs
- Increasing connections and contact between individuals and service providers who can help address those needs, and
- Developing or supporting projects to address challenges to seniors' ability to live independently.
The goal of VOBS is to make efforts to support all Burnaby seniors in being healthy, independent and connected members of our community. VOBS is led and informed by community seniors working with the City of Burnaby and community, government and service provider organizations to support Burnaby in being an age-friendly community.
VOBS meetings are held a minimum of six times a year in January, March, May, June, October and November. Voting members must be seniors (55+ years of age) who have attended a minimum of three meetings in twelve months. Anyone is welcome to come as a guest and participate in projects/activities.
In 2007, VOBS completed a comprehensive needs survey about Burnaby seniors' needs and preferences regarding housing, transportation, support services and social connections.
With those findings in mind, VOBS has initiated forums, presentations and formation of effective working groups to address issues identified in the needs survey.
Advocacy work has addressed healthcare, veterans' services, TaxiSaver, HandyDART, B.C Ombudsperson's Recommendations, flu clinics, B.C. Seniors' Guide and sector funding losses.
Activities and Projects
- VOBS Community Resource Cards
- Seniors Ambassador Program
- Door-2-Door (D2D) Bus Business Plan
- TravelSmart for Seniors Transit Training Program
- Agency Networking Events
- Safety Superheroes Fall Prevention
- Burnaby Better at Home Community Development
- Burnaby Seniors Dialogues
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Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby
The Task Force, hosted by Burnaby Community Services, provides support services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Activities include building community awareness, sharing information, delivering/supporting outreach programs, and advocating for housing options.
The Task Force has recently received Society status and is working to become a charity.