Monday, October 30, 2017

Seeking Members!

The Burnaby Interfaith Network is seeking new members! 

Are you interested in working with people of other faiths to move Burnaby forward as a welcoming and inclusive community? If so, this is the group for you. Founded in 2010, we include members of an array of faiths/faith groups as well as community agencies, public services, settlement services, allied inter-faith organizations, and advocacy groups. 

We strive to make Burnaby a place where people of different faiths live together in harmony and respect each other’s beliefs.

Membership is open to persons living, working or volunteering in Burnaby and non-profit societies active in Burnaby. It is not necessary to espouse a personal faith to participate in the Advisory Committee. However, it is required that you respect the personal faith beliefs of others in an inter-faith context. The goal of the Network is to have a balanced membership that represents the full faith/community diversity of Burnaby. 

Generally, the Network meets 5 times in a calendar year during the day (usually Monday mornings). A one year commitment or more is preferred. For more information please email 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Burnaby National Aboriginal Day Celebration 2017

Join us for Burnaby’s second annual National Aboriginal Day Celebration! June 21st is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples in Canada.

Everyone is welcome at this free, family-friendly event!  

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Burnaby Civic Square (Map it
Kingsborough Street & MacKay Avenue (beside Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch )
Burnaby, BC

Evening Celebration
4:30 PM    Traditional Welcome
5:00 PM    Performance by the Eagle Song Dancers
5:45 PM    Storytelling by Dallas Yellowfly
6:15 PM    Performance by DJ MukLuk with dancer Aryon Jack
7:00 PM    Closing Remarks
* Drop-in kids activities offered throughout the event.

This event is being presented by a community coalition of the following partners:
- Burnaby Neighbourhood House
- Burnaby Public Library
- City of Burnaby
- Burnaby School District
- Burnaby Village Museum
- Burnaby Association for South East Side
- Spirit of the Children Society
- Burnaby Art Gallery
- and local parents

This event is hosted as part of the Burnaby Neighbourhood House Sharing Cultures initiative.

See you there!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Islam at a Glance Event

Burnaby Inter-Faith Network is pleased to invite you to attend an event about the Islamic faith!

Please join us in an open conversation at the mosque:

Thursday, April 20th
6:30 - 8:30pm 
(light refreshments will be available from 6:30, the program will start at 7:00pm)

Masjid Al-Salaam mosque
5060 Canada Way (at Sperling Ave.)

(underground parking is available off of Sperling)

This tour is the eleventh in a series of faith events organized by the Burnaby Inter-Faith Network, designed to build knowledge and understanding about Burnaby's richly diverse faith communities.

Everyone is warmly welcome at this no cost event! Please share with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. Help us make Burnaby a more welcoming and inclusive community.

Pre-registration is required. Please email or call 604-294-7421.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team - Search for Programs and Services for Refugees

The Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team has compiled a database of programs and services for refugees throughout Metro Vancouver. The region has many free programs and services to help refugees and their families settle in their new homes and communities. Whether you’re looking to support an individual or family, make a referral, or simply find out what’s available, search here for programs and services in your community.