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Free Family Programs In Burnaby

This spring and summer, there are many family programs and drop ins available in Burnaby. Different community organizations offer these programs, all for free! Check out the guide below to see these free family programs. There’s something for everyone!

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How to Raise Multilingual Kids

It’s useful to be multilingual and know multiple languages. In this blog, learn why you should teach your child a second language and get some tips.  What is Multilingualism? Multilingualism is being able to speak multiple languages. For example, that could be speaking English and your native language. Knowing multiple languages is beneficial. It provides…
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11 Banned Book Recommendations For Freedom To Read Week

It’s the 40th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week! Books and magazines are powerful ways to learn about other perspectives and beliefs, but, too often, they’re banned. In Canada, we are lucky to have intellectual freedom so we can read what we want. Below, learn more about banned books and get some recommendations! What are…
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A Guide To Computer Help in Burnaby

Are you looking for computer help or low cost technology? Try using this guide to find the help you need! The places below offer programs where they can help you with your computer or smartphone, and most of them are free! At the bottom, there’s also a list of where you can get low cost…
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Talking to Kids About Gender Stereotypes

Stereotypes are everywhere in our daily lives. They say what we can and can’t do, as determined by society. Even worse, we unconsciously pass these potentially limiting beliefs onto our children. So, in this blog, learn what gender stereotypes are, some common examples, and how to talk with your kids about them. What is Stereotyping?…
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Which Jobs Are at Risk of Automation?

AI has become a big topic in the past year. You may be increasingly worried that your job will be automated. With everything we hear about AI, it can be easy to forget the value humans bring. There are still jobs that need humans, and we can understand each other in ways AI can’t. Watch…
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Raise-A-Reader 2023

2023’s Raise-A-Reader week is September 22-29! This campaign promotes family literacy and helps kids learn to read. Strong reading abilities have countless benefits in our lives, so the Decoda Literacy Foundation and the Vancouver Sun are collecting donations to promote this.

Is Sleep Important for Your Health?

I’m sure we’ve all woken up in the morning feeling unrefreshed, knowing we should have gone to bed earlier. Sleep is really important, but why? Why do humans need to spend 7 or more hours in bed each night, for no apparent reason? Well, when we don’t get enough sleep, our health takes the hit.…
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How to Protect Yourself From the Sun

Summer’s here! As we spend more time outside in the nice weather, we need sun protection. With every sunburn, your risk of skin cancer increases. So, let’s learn about staying safe in the sun. Why Use Sun Protection The sun emits UV rays, and UV rays are everywhere. These rays can cause sunburn. Did you…
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What Are Your Rights At Work?

As a worker in BC, what are your rights? How can you stay safe at work? Let’s learn about your rights and responsibilities at work and what to do if you get injured. Your Rights and Responsibilities at Work As a worker in BC, you have 3 rights and many other responsibilities.  Your rights are:…
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