As a program at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, our mission is to work with community organizations to improve literacy initiatives in Burnaby, B.C. because literacy is the foundation of any new knowledge that enables citizens to live a good life.
What We Do
- We work with community organizations to collaboratively identify literacy needs in Burnaby, encourage community efforts to add literacy components to current programs and to create new literacy initiatives where needed.
- We distribute book donations from charitable organizations such as Literacy Abbotsford, Read On Canada and First Book Canada, to communities in Burnaby.
- We host clear language and design workshops conducted by experts in the field for the members of the Burnaby Inter-Agency Council and other nonprofit organizations, in order to improve their ability to engage with the public.
- We provide public outreach assistance to partner organizations such as the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Frontier College and the Burnaby Early Childhood Development Table.
- We provide literacy related resources on our website and social media with the goal of raising the profile of literacy and related programs.
The Literacy Now Burnaby Partnership
Literacy Now Burnaby is a task group whose members are working in partnership with nonprofit organizations, education institutions and local government to build and enhance literacy services, programs, and networks in Burnaby.
The steward organization of Literacy Now Burnaby and the literacy outreach coordinator is the Burnaby Neighbourhood House.
Burnaby Literacy Task Group
Antonia Beck, Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Rajeeta Samala, Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Beth Davies, Burnaby Public Library
Brandon Curr, Burnaby School District SD41
Sheri Brattston, Burnaby School District SD41
Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo, Douglas College Faculty Association
Madelene Gamage, Frontier College
Suzanne Smythe, Simon Fraser University
Barb Kalashnikov, WorkBC
Let’s Work Together
Community groups and individuals interested in furthering literacy in Burnaby are welcomed to attend our regular task group meetings and events. Please contact us.
Our team consists of passionate volunteers and coordinators working together to support literacy initiatives in the city of Burnaby.
Clear Language Volunteer
Media Literacy Volunteer
literacy now burnaby partnership
Literacy Now Burnaby is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.