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Raising a Multilingual Child

Saturday, April 10, 10:00amOnline on ZoomRegister online, at any BPL location, or call 604-436-5400. Are you a parent or caregiver with a young child who is learning English?Are you worried that your child may lose their home language or not learn English well enough?  Join us for an online workshop, where you’ll learn practical tools to use…
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Resources for Multilingual Families

Are you a parent or caregiver raising a multilingual child?There are so many resources at Burnaby Public Library that you can use to support your child’s first language and to help them learn about other cultures. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to find these resources and we’ll also share tips and practical information…
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Mother & Child Emotional Power Program

An online program for parents with children ages 0-6 yearsNew Immigrant Families and Refugees are welcome! This program includes:– Exploring the role of emotional well-being in early childhood– Become aware of your child’s emotions– Encourage healthy expressions of emotions– Parenting– Children’s developmental stages– Community resources– Connecting with other parents Learn together with your child through…
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Library Champions Online

Are you a new immigrant looking for:Canadian volunteer work experience?Online access to community and library resources?Better communication skills?More confidence?New friends and connections to community?A better understanding of your community? The Library Champions Project offers all of these things and much more! To be a Library Champion, you must:Want to volunteerLove libraries and helping other peopleBe…
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Raise-a-Reader with Harman Pandher at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Literacy Now is honoured to have Harman Pandher’s illustrated children’s book, Gurpreet Goes to Gurdwara: Understanding the Sikh Place of Worship at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House! Harman, himself a former member of the board of directors of BNH, came back as a visiting author to do 3 live virtual readings made possible through the Raise a Reader initiative. The local…
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Raise-a-Reader at the Global Family Clinic

Low literacy is an important issue in Canada and is deeply rooted in early childhood. The Canadian Pediatric Society states that “promoting literacy is a key part of practicing preventive medicine”, hence emphasizing how low literacy can influence health outcomes both directly and indirectly. Primary care providers are ideally situated to promote childhood literacy due…
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Parenting Through an Anti-Racist Lens

Cameray Child and Family Services offers groups for parents with children 0-6 years old. Parents interested in registering for groups can send an email to pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca.

Today is Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is a global effort — taking place annually on January 28th — that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of…
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Digital Literacy and Short-Term Skills Training for Newcomer Women at ISSofBC

A free 2½ week part-time online study PLUS certification training. Cohort 3 begins: Feb 5, 2021 The world is transitioning to digital economy. Are you equipped? Do you have the knowledge to get online and stay connected? This is your opportunity to acquire digital skills on your own with the support of a facilitator and…
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Family Literacy Week 2021

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Family Literacy Week (January 24-31, 2021) in British Columbia. Family Literacy Week is an annual BC campaign that recognizes the importance of family literacy. This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is “Let’s Be Active.” Active play is any physical activity that includes moderate to vigorous burst of high…
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