Burnaby Neighbourhood House: 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC, V5H 0B8
Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447

About Us

Our Mission

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 can attend our regular task group meetings and events. Please contact us.

Our Team

Our team consists of passionate volunteers and coordinators working together to support literacy initiatives in the city of Burnaby.





ECD Table Instagram Volunteer






Instagram Volunteer






Web Volunteer






Blog Volunteer






Literacy Outreach Coordinator






Facebook Volunteer






Twitter Volunteer






Virtual Outreach Coordinator






Reporting Volunteer


Literacy Hamper Volunteers




































Land Acknowledgement

Literacy Now Burnaby is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.