Community Kitchens ‘Food Skills for Families’

Location: Lochdale Elementary School, 6990 Aubrey Street, Burnaby BC

Starting on Wednesday, January 24th to Wednesday February 28th, 2018

Six sessions: Wednesday mornings from 9:15am to 12:30pm

Childcare is available if needed

Spaces are limited. A six-week commitment is required

To register: please contact Pat at or

Tel: 604-764-1358

This program is for parents.

For more information please click here (Flyer – Food Skills for Families Jan/Feb 2018)

Parenting Through Anger

Parenting Through Anger Series – How to Foster Connection in the Home

Free 6-week workshop in New Westminster that is open to all families with children 0-5 years old! The workshops are on Tuesdays from February 6th – March 13th  10:30am – 12:30pm. Please click here for more information

Casual Childminding Position

Childcare Worker Contract

Contract positions to provide childcare in Burnaby and/or New Westminster for parenting groups for 2-3 hours per group.  Groups predominantly take place at our Burnaby Office located at #102 – 5623 Imperial Street.  Occasional groups occur off site in the Burnaby and New Westminster communities.Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity: BOARD MEMBER

Board Member

Cameray Child and Family Services is currently seeking new Board members. The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society under the provisions of the Constitution and By-laws. The Board is accountable for the Society’s governance, policy development, strategic planning, and financial management.

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Child Development Back to Basics

Child Development Basics: A Parent’s Guide to Health, Discipline & more!

Cameray Child and Family Services is hosting 4 free workshops in New Westminster that are open to all families with children 0-5 years old!

Child Development Back to Basics

Join us for these 4 informative groups where parents will learn the basics about child development. Each week will feature a different topic of interest, where you will be provided with scientific information and practical skills to promote healthy development in children ages 0-5. There will also be time at the end of each group for parents to ask questions and chat. Parents can sign up for the entire series, or for individual groups.

Topics include:

February 22, 2018    Health and Wellness

March 1, 2018           Connection through Attachment and Play

March 8, 2018           Discipline without Damage

March 15, 2018         Stranger Safety


WHERE: : NLC Qayqayt Elementary School

85 Merrivale St New Westminster, BC V3L 0G2

Multipurpose Room


WHEN: Thursdays February 22nd – March 15th   9:45am – 11:45am


HOW TO REGISTER: Registration is required – to register please email or call 604-436-9449

  • Families must have at least one child under the age of 5 to qualify for registration
  • FREE Childcare is provided on site – must register for child care
  • FREE snacks and bus tickets are also provided at each group

ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Give Back Without Spending Extra!

Give Back by Shopping

This holiday season you can donate to our wonderful organization just by doing your regular online shopping.


All you need to do is join Shop and Share and make Cameray Child and Family Services your preferred non-profit organization.  Start at their website and they will link you with your favourite online retailers.  Shop as usual, and the retailer will donate a percentage of what you spend to Cameray.

It’s that simple!

Participating retailers include:

  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Etsy
  • Gap/Old Navy
  • Indigo/Chapters
  • iTunes
  • The Bay
  • Walmart
  • and many more!

Click here for more detailed information.



Cameray Child & Family Services is a community-based agency committed to the strengthening of individuals and families through a spectrum of services including counselling, education outreach and advocacy. We offer a range of programs and services to children, youth and their families in Burnaby and New Westminster.  All of our services are free of charge.Continue reading

Thank You for a Successful Open House

On Tuesday, September 26 Cameray Child and Family Services opened its doors to their community partners and funders for an Open House to celebrate Cameray’s 45th birthday! We also were celebrating our 25th anniversary at our location on Imperial Street in Burnaby, and the grand opening of our new expanded space at that location!

We had a great turnout. Guests enjoyed guided tours of the program space, an opportunity to place their handprint on our Cameray Tree and to make a “mindfulness jar” (an example of a therapeutic craft often done in counselling sessions), an abundance of food, and some great doorprizes.

Guests of note were Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, and Bernard Richard, the Representative for Children and Youth in BC.

The event culminated in a ribbon cutting to mark the grand opening of our newly expanded space. Ribbon cutters included (as pictured from left to right) : Bernard Richard, BC Representative for Children and Youth; Jennie Ireland, Director of Operations, MCFD Burnaby; Tracey Rusnak, Executive Director; Raj Chouhan, MLA; and Don Macdonald, President of the Board of Directors.




EVENT: Community Kitchens in Burnaby


Come and join us for our Community Kitchens groups at

Lochdale Community School (6990 Aubrey St. Burnaby)

  • Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017 (9:15am-12:15pm)

Windsor Elementary School (6166 Imperial Street, Burnaby)

  • Tuesdays: November 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 2017 (9:15am-12:15pm)

Click here for more information.

To register contact: Patricia Davison at: 604-764-1358 or