Programs

Please click on a link below to scroll down to the desired list of literacy programs in Burnaby. To see which programs are near you, please see our Literacy Map.

Family Literacy: Services for families with children, early childhood consulting, Strong Start, family drop-ins, health and youth programs.
Libraries and Schools: Public libraries, community schools, School District 41.
Essential Skills: Employment services, employment preparation, for adults, youth, and teens, Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP).
Learn English: Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC), conversation circles, senior clubs, English classes.
Digital Literacy: Digital library services, learning to use computers, online safety, assistive technologies.
Lifelong Learning: Literacy and learning Information, high school completion, other.

All information presented on this site is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Please contact us if you discover errors or incorrect information, or if you would like to add or modify locations, organizations, and programs offering literacy and learning services in Burnaby.

Family Literacy

Family Services Greater Vancouver (FSGV)
Family Programs, Early Childhood Community Consultant
Phone: 604-525-9144
Email: ceds-nw@fsgv.ca
Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn

Kids In Burnaby, Burnaby Public Health Unit 
Kids in Burnaby Family Drop-In
Phone: 604-918-7605
Email: kidsinburnaby@gmail.com
Website
Facebook
Instagram

Purpose Society
Family, Health, Youth Programs
Phone: 604-526-2522
Email: elizabeth.cottam@purposesociety.org
Website
Twitter
Facebook

Spirit of the Children Society
Indigenous Family Programs
Phone: 604-524-9113
Email: reception@sotcs.ca
Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Strong Start Cascade Heights Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9007
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Chaffey-Burke Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9008
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Edmonds Community School
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9012
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Chaffey-Burke Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9008
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Forest Grove Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9026
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Kitchener Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9017
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Lochdale Community School
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9019
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Maywood Community School
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9022
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Morley Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9024
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Second Street Community School
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9029
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Stoney Creek Community School
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9031
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Stride Avenue Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9032
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Twelfth Avenue Elementary
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9035
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Strong Start Windsor Elementary Family Drop-in
Strong Start
Phone: 604-296-9038
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Libraries and Schools

Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown
Library Services
Phone: 604-436-5400
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website
Twitter

Burnaby Public Library, Cameron
Library Services
Phone: 604-421-5454
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website
Twitter

Burnaby Public Library, McGill
Library Services
Phone: 604-299-8955
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website
Twitter

Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas
Library Services
Phone: 604-522-3971
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website
Twitter

Burnaby School District (SD41)
Strong Start Family Programs
Phone: 604-296-6900
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

Byrne Creek Community School
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 604-296-6885
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website
Twitter

New Westminster Public Library
Library Services
Phone: 604-527-4660
Email: askus@nwpl.ca
Website
Twitter

New Westminster School District (SD40)
Strong Start Family Programs 
Phone: 604-517-6240
Email: info@sd40.bc.ca
Website
Twitter
Facebook

Pearson Adult Learning Centre (PALC)
High School Completion
Phone: 604-517-6286
Email: sinniss@sd40.bc.ca
Website
Twitter
Facebook

Purpose Secondary School
Education Programs
Phone: 604-526-2522
Email: mail@purposesociety.org
Website
Twitter
Facebook

VirtualSchoolBC, Columbia Square Education Centre
English Language Learning, Foundation Skills Courses, High School Completion
Phone: 604-517-6191
Email: virtualschoolbc@sd40.bc.ca
Website
Twitter
Facebook

Essential Skills

Aunt Leah’s Place
Literacy Tutoring
Phone: 604-713-5848
Email: alam@auntleahs.org
Website
Twitter: https://twitter.com/auntleahs
Facebook: AuntLeahsSociety
YouTube: channel/UC0XrZjpUrcSkOoSQtJI4AJQ
LinkedIn: aunt-leah’s-independent-lifeskills-society/

Burnaby Neighbourhood House South
Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP)
Phone: 604-431-0400
Email: literacy@burnabynh.ca
Website: burnabynh.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBurnabyNH
Facebook: SburnabyNH
Instagram: south.bnh/

Douglas College Burnaby Training Centre
Cave Youth Employment
Phone: 604-218-8301
Email: cave@douglascollege.ca
Website: douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/training-group
Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglascollege
Facebook: douglascollege
YouTube: DouglasCollegeVideo
Instagram: douglascollege/

Family Services Greater Vancouver (FSGV)
Providing Resources and Independence for Youth Development (PRIYD)
Phone: 604-731-4951
Email: contactus@fsgv.ca
Website: fsgv.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanFamServices
Facebook: FamilyServicesGreaterVancouver
Instagram: vanfamservices/
LinkedIn: family-services-of-greater-vancouver/

MOSAIC
Moving Ahead, Moving Ahead FreeRunning
Phone: 604-636-4712
Email: movingahead@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

Neil Squire Society
Employment Programs
Phone: 604-473-9363
Email: muneshr@neilsquire.ca
Website: neilsquire.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeilSquireSoc
Facebook: neilsquiresociety
YouTube: NeilSquireSociety
Instagram: neilsquiresociety/
LinkedIn: neil-squire-society/

SUCCESS Burnaby Service Centre
Youth Employment Program (YEP)
Phone: 604-438-7222
Email: chancetochoose@success.bc.ca
Website: successbc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SUCCESSCanada
Facebook: SUCCESSBC
YouTube: successbc
LinkedIn: successbc/

Work BC Centre Brentwood
Employment Programs
Phone: 778-357-0445
Email: centre-burnaby-brentwood@workbc.ca
Website: workbccentre-burnaby-brentwood.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkBC
Facebook: WorkBC
YouTube: WorkBC
LinkedIn: official-workbc/

Work BC Centre Edmonds
Employment Programs
Phone: 604-636-1124
Email: centre-burnaby-edmonds@workbc.ca
Website: workbccentre-burnaby-edmonds.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkBC
Facebook: WorkBC
YouTube: WorkBC
LinkedIn: official-workbc/

Work BC Centre Metrotown
Employment Programs
Phone: 778-357-0566
Email: centre-burnaby-metrotown@workbc.ca
Website: workbccentre-burnaby-metrotown.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkBC
Facebook: WorkBC
YouTube: WorkBC
LinkedIn: official-workbc/

Learn English

Burnaby Community & Continuing Education, Burnaby Family Life
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
Phone: 604-296-6901
Email: louise.thorburn@burnabyschools.ca
Website: burnabycce.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabycce
Facebook: Burnaby-Community-Continuing-Education-143152209090901
YouTube: burnabycce

Burnaby Neighbourhood House North
English Conversation
Phone: 604-294-5444
Email: northinfo@burnabynh.ca
Website: burnabynh.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/northbnh
Facebook: northbnh
Instagram: northbnh/

Burnaby Neighbourhood House South
English Conversation
Phone: 604-431-0400
Email: literacy@burnabynh.ca
Website: burnabynh.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBurnabyNH
Facebook: SburnabyNH
Instagram: south.bnh/

Immigrant Services Society (ISSofBC)
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
Phone: 604-522-5902 ext 1172
Email: eysa.alvarez@issbc.org
Website: issbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/issbc
Facebook: issbc
YouTube: lSSofBC
Instagram: issofbc/
LinkedIn: issbc/

MOSAIC
English Conversation
Phone: 236-521-2750
Email: rblasco@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

MOSAIC, Brentwood Community Resource Centre
Seniors Club English Conversation
Phone: 604-254-9626 ext 1005
Email: daisyau@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org/services/settlement/seniors
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

MOSAIC, Brentwood Language Centre
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
Phone: 604-298-8201
Email: blc@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

MOSAIC, Burnaby Centre for Immigrants
Seniors Club English Conversation
Phone: 604-438-8214 ext 6
Email: echan@mosaicbc.com
Website: mosaicbc.org/services/settlement/seniors
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

MOSAIC, Burnaby Family Life Institute
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
Phone: 604-298-8201
Email: blc@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

MOSAIC, Queensborough Community Centre
English Conversation Circle
Phone: 604-307-3392
Email: gshawil@mosaicbc.org
Website: mosaicbc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOSAICBC
Facebook: MOSAICBC
YouTube: MOSAICBC
LinkedIn: mosaicbc/

Pearson Adult Learning Centre (PALC)
Literacy Foundations
Phone: 604-517-6286
Email: sinniss@sd40.bc.ca
Website: newwestadultlearning.ca/home
Twitter: https://twitter.com/newwestschools
Facebook: newwestschools/

SUCCESS
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
Phone: 604-936-5900
Email: jill.lee@success.bc.ca
Website: successbc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SUCCESSCanada
Facebook: SUCCESSBC
YouTube: successbc
LinkedIn: successbc/

Western ESL Services
Testing for English Levels
Phone: 604-876-5756
Email: wes_schroeder@telus.net
Website: issbc.org/our-resource/register-for-linc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/issbc
Facebook: issbc
YouTube: lSSofBC
Instagram: issofbc/
LinkedIn: issbc/

Digital Literacy

Burnaby Community & Continuing Education
Computer Beginners, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
Phone: 604-296-6901
Email: kevin.brandt@burnabyschools.ca
Website: burnabycce.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabycce
Facebook: Burnaby-Community-Continuing-Education-143152209090901
YouTube: burnabycce

Burnaby Neighbourhood House North
Free Computer Classes
Phone: 604-294-5444
Email: northinfo@burnabynh.ca
Website: burnabynh.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/northbnh
Facebook: northbnh
Instagram: northbnh/

Burnaby Neighbourhood House South
Free Computer Classes
Phone: 604-431-0400
Email: literacy@burnabynh.ca
Website: burnabynh.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBurnabyNH
Facebook: SburnabyNH
Instagram: south.bnh/

Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-436-5400
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website: bpl.bc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabypl

Burnaby Public Library, Cameron
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-421-5454
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website: bpl.bc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabypl

Burnaby Public Library, McGill
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-299-8955
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website: bpl.bc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabypl

Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-522-3971
Email: bpl@bpl.bc.ca
Website: bpl.bc.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabypl

Neil Squire Society
Computer Tutoring Programs, Assistive Technology Services
Phone: 604-473-9363
Email: muneshr@neilsquire.ca
Website: neilsquire.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeilSquireSoc
Facebook: neilsquiresociety
YouTube: NeilSquireSociety
Instagram: neilsquiresociety/
LinkedIn: neil-squire-society/

New Westminster Public Library
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-527-4660
Email: askus@nwpl.ca
Website: nwpl.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWPLibrary

New Westminster Public Library, Queensborough Community Centre
Digital Library Services
Phone: 604-636-4450
Email: slam@nwpl.ca
Website: nwpl.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWPLibrary

Lifelong Learning

Burnaby Community & Continuing Education
High School Completion, Literacy and Learning Information
Phone: 604-296-6901
Email: burnabycce@burnabyschools.ca
Website: burnabycce.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabycce
Facebook: Burnaby-Community-Continuing-Education-143152209090901
YouTube: burnabycce

Decoda Literacy Solutions
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 604-681-4199
Email: info@decoda.ca
Website: decoda.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/decodaliteracy
Facebook: decodaliteracy
YouTube: DecodaLiteracy

Douglas College
Literacy Tutoring, I-CARE
Phone: 604-527-5409
Email: walkern@douglascollege.ca
Website: douglascollege.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglascollege
Facebook: douglascollege
YouTube: DouglasCollegeVideo
Instagram: douglascollege/

Frontier College
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 604-713-5848
Email: vancouver@frontiercollege.ca
Website: frontiercollege.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrontierCollege
Facebook: FrontierCollegeVancouver
YouTube: frontiercollege
Instagram: frontiercollege/
LinkedIn: frontier-college/

Gilmore Community School
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 604-296-9013
Email: inquiries@burnabyschools.ca
Website: gilmore.burnabyschools.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/burnabyschools

Literacy Now Burnaby
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 778-320-9776
Email: burnabyliteracynow@burnabynh.ca
Website: literacynowburnaby.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiteracyBurnaby
Facebook: LiteracyBurnaby
Instagram: LiteracyBurnaby/
LinkedIn: LiteracyBurnaby/

Native Education College (NEC)
Literacy and Learning Information 
Phone: 604-873-3772
Email: jpateman@necvancouver.org
Website: necvancouver.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEC_Vancouver
Facebook: NativeEd
YouTube: NativeEducation
Instagram: nec_vancouver/
LinkedIn: nec-native-education-college/