Caregiver Expo 2020
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Place: Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC
Come to the 11th Annual Caregiver Expo - organized by Burnaby Seniors Outreach. Speak to 30 Burnaby service providers, attend educational seminars and enjoy a free lunch.
For more information please contact Faryar at
BSOSS, BCS and Burnaby Meals on Wheels Appoint New Executive Director
Alexandra Munroe has been appointed as the Executive Director of Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society (BSOSS), Burnaby Community Services (BCS), and Burnaby Meals on Wheels effective December 17, 2019. Alex has a track record of success as a strategic and operational leader with an engaging personality. Alex’s background includes working as Vice-President of Administration and Human Resources in the for-profit tech industry, and she has held leadership roles within the seniors’ health care sector. Her extensive experience in management and HR is key to our organizations. Other requirements for this job include outstanding communication skills, along with a commitment to fundraising and to building a sustainable plan that ensures the societies continue to serve the Burnaby community.
As background, the Boards established a search committee comprising of Larry Ho, Rahim Rajan, Danelle Laidlaw, and Evelyn Gut to undertake the search for an Executive Director. Career Contacts, an experienced executive search firm was engaged to undertake this search.
An Executive Brief describing the opportunity was posted in October. This brief was used to market the opportunity resulting in over 68 individuals declaring their candidacy for this role. Career Contacts evaluated and screened all these candidates and conducted in-depth interviews with 12 individuals. 5 candidates were selected for interviews and 2 candidates were invited for a second interview.
Please join us in welcoming Alex to her new position as Executive Director. We have every confidence that she will thrive in her new position and be a welcome new driving force in our organization.
The New Dementians
A Multicultural Dementia Friendly, Intergenerational Choir!
Artistic Director - Jennyfer Hatch, MTA, Certified Music Therapist
Most Saturdays from 10:30am-12:00pm at 2055 Rosser Ave., Burnaby
Come sing and socialize! Nutritious food and drinks provided. For more information call 604-291-2258.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program
This program is open to anyone who is an Unpaid Caregiver or anyone who is supporting an Unpaid Caregiver. Drop-in, listen and share your experiences in a safe and confidential environment. Learn from others who find themselves in a similar situation. These support drop-in groups are facilitated by a member of our professional staff or well-trained volunteer peer counsellors.
All of our sessions are held at Burnaby Community Services, located at 2055 Rosser Avenue in Burnaby.
Caregiver Support Group Drop-In Program 2020
Monday Group meets on the 2nd and last Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday Group meets on last Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday Group meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm