“The greatest wealth is health.” –Virgil

Resources

Fraser Health

Fraser Health

Provides support to children and their families or guardians through promotion, prevention, and early intervention approaches. Offers services for vision, dental and developmental screening as well as immunization review effective January 2009. Contact the local health unit for more details. Fraser Health also offers the Best Beginnings program, where you can find practical information and reliable resources for women, expectant parents, and families with babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age. Learn steps to have a healthy pregnancy, give your baby a good start, and support a healthy future.

East Burnaby Family Place

East Burnaby Family Place

East Burnaby Family Place is a community neighbourhood facility that provides a free service for parents, caregivers and children aged newborn to school-aged. Parents and caregivers can meet others in a supportive and friendly environment to share experiences, information and ideas.

We provide a resource library, toy lending library, volunteer opportunities, a fully qualified E.C.E. teacher, referrals to outreach programs, clothing exchange, parenting programs, hot lunch days and an informative monthly newsletter.

Children can learn invaluable social skills and share with peers in our playroom equipped with creative and educational toys, puzzles, paint and craft materials. We encourage free play and have structured activities such as craft time, circle and story time and outdoor play.

Health Canada

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Reach Community Health Centre

Reach Community Health Centre

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This network includes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) and 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies dedicated to improving the situation of the most vulnerable throughout the world.

Information

The Recreation Credit Program

The Recreation Credit Program

The Recreation Credit Program, a program of the City of Burnaby, provides a credit to Burnaby residents in financial need. The credit can be used at any Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Culture facility for programs and admissions. You must apply each year.  Contact the Recreation Credit Staff at 604-320-2227, to confirm your start or expiry date, or with any other questions about the Recreation Credit program.

For more information on the Burnaby Recreation Credit Program, please visit their website: Burnaby Recreation Credit Program

To apply, please visit: Burnaby Recreation Credit Program – Application Form

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Too Hot for Tot! Early Childhood burn prevention program

Too Hot for Tot! Early Childhood burn prevention program

This program aims to educate parents and caregivers about preventable burn and
scald injuries in the home. For some useful tips and things to know, click for their newsletter here.