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How To Celebrate Your Heritage

How can we celebrate our heritage? Heritage has been passed down to us and continues to shape us today. Learning about your ancestry and culture can also be a fun family activity! So, why and how can you celebrate your heritage? Why Should I Celebrate My Heritage? No one is from nowhere. Everybody is born…
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27 Multicultural Children’s Book Recommendations!

January 26 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Cultural literacy is very important and children can engage with other cultures through books. Some benefits of cultural literacy are the development of communication and self-reflection. Cultural literacy also reduces prejudice and inequality based on culture.  The books below were written by IBPOC authors or focus on diversity,…
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1 Game to Improve Numeracy in Children

Is family literacy important? Of course it is! Children who have parents that are involved with them in family literacy score higher on standardized reading tests. This shows us that children are influenced by their parents and that parents can demonstrate the importance of literacy (and numeracy!). In this blog, we’ll explain why numeracy is…
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Thank You For All The Book Donations!

Family Literacy Week (January 22-29) is coming up, and we’re happy to have received so many wonderful book donations in 2022. We’d especially like to thank Alberta, Danielle, Gail, Julie, Kevin, Kirsten, Maureen and the “Dunbar Folks,” Paula, Prachi, Priscilla, Shihori, Soyoung, and Stacy. Once again, we truly appreciate all the book donations! Without your help,…
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Goal Setting and Life Literacy

Here comes 2023! As the new year approaches, are you planning on making new year’s goals? In this blog, we’ll go over life literacy, goal setting, and some ideas for goals in the new year. So, if you’re looking to grow this year, keep reading! What is Life Literacy? Life literacy is the literacy and…
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Literacy Now at the Multicultural Arts Celebration!

On November 27, 2022, from 2:30 – 5, Literacy Now distributed free books at the Multicultural Arts Celebration. Hosted by Culture Chats, it was a fun time! We handed out used and brand new children’s books. Children and parents chose books from a display and received crayons and colouring sheets. Picture books to paperbacks were…
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Why Is Cultural Literacy Important?

Culture is everywhere. Not only that, we interact with people from different cultures every day in Burnaby. Cultural literacy is very important, so keep reading to find out what it is, why it’s important, and how you can improve yours. What Is Cultural Literacy? Culture is how a group of people live, their language, arts,…
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Are There Invasive Species in Burnaby?

Recently, you may have seen Japanese Beetle treating sites around Burnaby. Do you know why they’re there? Japanese Beetles are an invasive species (in Burnaby!) and in this post we’ll explore what invasive, native, and non-native species are. Invasive, Native, And Non-Native Species The impact invasive, native, and non-native species have on us is enormous.…
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Let’s Chat- Conversation Club

Do you want to improve your English? Would you like to make new friends and share your thoughts? Go to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s Conversation Club! Online through Zoom, they have meetings every Wednesday from November 2 until December 14. The meetings are from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. You can register by scanning the QR…
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Literacy Now Burnaby Featured in The Vancouver Sun

Our work was recently featured on vancouversun.com! The article features Harman Pandher’s reading of his book at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House and an interview with our Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Lukas Park. It describes all of the tireless work that our organizations are doing to promote cultural understanding, children’s literacy and family values in our communities.…
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