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Civic Engagement

Burnaby welcomes citizens to be involved with their City. A range of volunteer opportunities exist including on civic Boards and Committees, through Citizen Support Services, in Community Policing initiatives and for the Burnaby Emergency Program.

Community Volunteering

General community volunteer opportunities can be found through Volunteer Burnaby. Burnaby citizens are also welcome to volunteer on the Burnaby Early Childhood Development Community Table, the Burnaby Food First Committee, and the Voices of Burnaby Seniors.


The contributions of Burnaby citizens to their community are celebrated by the City through the annual Local Hero Awards and the Kushiro Cup.


Information about City processes and programs is published and distributed through the quarterly InfoBurnaby Newsletter, and highlighted in annual activities for Local Government Awareness Week.

photoPhoto Credit: Jan Taylor

Non-profit and social service organizations based in Burnaby may also be interested to join the Burnaby Interagency Council. The Council has met for over 30 years to discuss social issues of importance to the Burnaby community and offers networking and partnership opportunities for non-profit service providers. For more information email socialplanning@burnaby.ca.