About Us

Since 1928 the School District has offered Community & Continuing Education programs that evolve to meet the learning needs and interests of the community.  Most of our students are from Burnaby but many come from all over Metro Vancouver.

Burnaby offers one of the largest school district run Continuing Education programs in the province. It supports the educational needs of a variety of adult learners including new immigrants; those wishing to learn English, complete their high school graduation or train for a career, and those interested in learning something new.

Courses are offered during the day, evening and weekends.  Our adult students represent almost every walk of life and every ethnic group in Burnaby’s cultural mosaic. And so do our instructors. More than 500 medical experts, business consultants, computer technicians, lawyers, human relations experts, entrepreneurs, contractors, and horticulturists form our flexible network of instructors.

Programs/courses begin in either the Fall or Winter/Spring. Printed brochures providing course and program information are distributed to the community in Burnaby mid August and December. Brochures are also available at Burnaby’s public libraries, recreation centres and online.