Upcoming Events and Save-the-Dates:
Coldest Night of the Year: February 23rd, 2019
Check out our Facebook page here.
Outreach Christmas: December 6th
- Donated Clothing
- Hockey Tournament
- Learning & Scrapbooking Tables
- Santa & Special Guests
- Outreach Workers
- Christmas Lunch
- Door Prizes
Eye Clinic: November 4th
For low income clients only.
Burnaby Community Opioid/Overdose Crisis Dialogues (September 26th, October 16, 27, and November 8)
We are inviting people who live and work within Burnaby to attend one of four community dialogues about the overdose crisis. Please find links to information posters below.
In 2017, Burnaby experienced the seventh largest number of deaths from illicit drug overdose in the province and the third largest number of deaths within Fraser Health. According to the BC Coroner’s reports, the majority of overdoses are happening inside private residences– in other words, behind closed doors.
Burnaby is a very multicultural community and has the second highest proportion of immigrants in BC, 50% of the City’s total population. 60% of residents speak other languages as their mother tongue.
The purpose of the dialogues is to reduce stigma and engage communities in thinking differently about people who use drugs. The hoped outcome will be increased safety for people who use drugs as well as increased community understanding and support. Given the extent and diversity of the ethnic population, it is important to engage them in these community dialogues. This crisis touches all of us.
The same poster is available in 11 different languages. Please take copies of the poster(s) that best meet your needs and share them. Google translation can be used for languages not already covered.
While these dialogues are for people living or working in Burnaby, others can attend should there be space. The attached posters identify how to register. Registration is important to ensure enough food, and to arrange for child care and translators. People needing translators also need to email our office email@example.com or call (604) 200-0712 to identify what their mother language is so we can make those arrangements, thanks to Ana Maria Bustamante for The Burnaby Local Immigration Partnership and Burnaby Family Life.
Sign-up at: https://burnabycommunity-dialogues2018.eventbrite.ca
Posters: Tigrinya | French | Urdu | Spanish | Punjabi | Farsi | English | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Arabic | Korean
Rockin’ For Burnaby: October 27th
Connect Day: October 11th
(Hosted by the Task Force on Homelessness at Royal Oak Ministry, 9 AM-2 PM)
This event provides services to our neighbours who are living in homelessness or extreme poverty and assists people who are homeless in Burnaby or at risk for homelessness by operating programs that address their needs.
Homelessness Action Week: October 7-13th
Twice Feels Nice Clothing Drive: October 6th
Donations needed! Clothing, shoes, jackets, toiletries, women’s hygiene products, bottled water, granola bars, juice boxes, and anything else that can help those who are in need this winter.
Stay tuned for more information and updates coming your way!