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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Community Capacity Building and Support

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Merry

Burnaby operates on a philosophy of citizen participation, whether on the part of individuals, community groups, or local business associations.

Individuals

The Citizens’ Plaza pavers at Burnaby City Hall are a unique community project to celebrate the City and its citizens, while raising funds to benefit Burnaby-based registered charities.

Community Grants

Through its Community Grants Program, the Financial Management Committee of Council awards grants to non-profit, cultural, athletic and volunteer assistance groups which provide a service, promote activities, or host events that are beneficial to Burnaby.

Community Resource Centres

The City of Burnaby owns six Community Resource Centres, and several other properties, which provide affordable office and programming space for non-profit groups serving the local community. Non-profit tenants of resource centre space may be eligible for a lease grant to offset lease costs. Although turnover of space at the Resource Centres is rare, inquiries about space availability, eligibility criteria and the application process can be directed to socialplanning@burnaby.ca.

Free Meeting Space in the Community

A number of organization in Burnaby offer free or low cost meeting space to non-profit groups. Download the list. To update this document, please contact socialplanning@burnaby.ca