There are many Seniors, Families and Individuals in Burnaby in need of phones, tablets and computers (laptops) to stay connected during COVID-19.

If you have an old cell phone, tablet or laptop, Digital Access Burnaby* will distribute your donated device to those in need through our non-profits and social service agencies.

Please support our Tech Donation drive by emailing, posting, tweeting, etc. the poster below.

Donate Cell Phones and Tablets here:
- Burnaby Neighbourhood House (North) – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-294-5444 before dropping off
- Burnaby Neighbourhood House (South) – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-431-0400 before dropping off

Or

Drop off in person at the front door of Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Avenue, Burnaby on Mondays or Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm or call 604-296-9012.

Donate old computers and laptops here:
BC Tech for Learning - call 604-294-6886 ext. 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Digital Access Burnaby in an initiative of the Burnaby Inter Agency Council and the Burnaby Primary Care Network COVID-19 Response.

Donate Your Tech poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Poster in pdf and jpg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some useful numbers and links for seniors in Burnaby who need help during these challenging times.

[Click on image below for the full poster in pdf.]

resources for burnaby seniors

Poster in other languages:

Arabic   Chinese Traditional   Chinese Simplified   Farsi   Hindi   Korean   Punjabi   Spanish   Tagalog

 

Visit British Columbia's Response to COVID-19 website for up-to-date and relevant information on COVID-19 with regard to BC.  This includes news and information on the provincial government's support for all aspects of life and society in BC.

gov.bc.ca covid-19 website

 

computer scam Fraudsters are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to try and trick the public with new phishing emails, phone calls and text messages.

Seniors First BC has compiled a list of the most common COVID-19 related scams.

 

exercise clip art

The City of Burnaby website has added a new section highlighting online activities.

The “Be Active” link contains fitness videos with the intention to offer beginner level instruction that is easy to follow along at home. You can play these videos at home, and get some exercise.  These videos may also be accessed from the City of Burnaby Youtube Channel.

The “Be Curious” link contains a variety of learning opportunities.

 

Do you know that the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) now has a digital assistant that can answer many of your questions about COVID-19?  It has already answered hundreds of thousands of questions.  You can access it at the BCCDC page for COVID-19.

BCCDC Digital Assistant