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Social Planning

Supporting Syrian Refugees

Burnaby is a city that fosters a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community. Residents in Burnaby can assist by donating, volunteering or by sponsoring a refugee. Visit the Syrian Refugees in Burnaby page for a list of resources and links to more information.

Social Planning has helped shape Burnaby's community fabric since the late 1970s. Through research, advocacy, analysis, policy development and facilitation, Burnaby Social Planning works to improve the social well-being and social development of the community and all Burnaby citizens.  

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As outlined in Burnaby’s Official Community Plan the goal of social planning in Burnaby is:

  • To facilitate the development and ongoing sustainability of a community which enhances the physical, social, psychological and cultural well-being of Burnaby residents.

Areas of Focus:

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Public Safety

Learn more about how Burnaby is creating a safer community for everyone 
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Housing

Find out about Burnaby’s housing policies and initiatives 

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Civic Engagement

Get involved in your community and learn how you can contribute
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Diversity

Find out how Burnaby is working to support and welcome its increasingly diverse community
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Youth and Youth Engagement

Calling all youth! Learn about Burnaby youth programs and policies and how to get involved 
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Children and Child Care

Learn what Burnaby is doing to promote and increase the well-being of children and access to quality childcare
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Access and Inclusion

Find out what we are doing to help create an inclusive community where everyone can contribute their skills and talents
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Community Capacity Building and Support

Find grants and initiatives to support community events and projects
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Seniors

Find out what Burnaby is doing to welcome and include seniors in all aspects of community life
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Food Security

Food Security

Find out about what the City is doing to promote Food Security in Burnaby.
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Contact Us

Social Planning
Phone: 604-294-7421
socialplanning@burnaby.ca