Community Office

Welcome to Edmonds Community

Edmonds Community School has a special belief in, and emphasis on, the value of community involvement. As a Community School, Edmonds is open to everyone in the neighbourhood. It’s a neighbourhood hub where people can go to make new friends, develop and grow. It’s a place where children, students, staff, families, residents, agencies and local businesses come together to build a strong and caring community.

Right: Canada 150 Project: Raising the Edmonds Welcome Pole. Community Council Chair Person – Maria Gunner, John Nanson – Edmonds Community School Coordinator, Laura Ward – DPAC Chair Person, Artist -Jackie Timothy

Edmonds is supported by a Community Council with broad local representation. The Council promotes the exchange of ideas, identifies local needs, and participates in solving issues of local concern. Each school also has a coordinator who facilitates and matches needs to available resources to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.

Left: Barb, from Sprouting Chefs, working with families on developing a Community Garden.Thanks to our Community Council for making this possible and for growing community from the ground up.

Burnaby’s Community Schools are an integral part of the public education system. They are operated by the Burnaby Board of Education in partnership with the City of Burnaby, the Ministry of Education and local community residents.A Community School has unique programming designed to meet the specific educational, recreational and social needs of the neighbourhood it serves.


Right: David Kumar and Pastor Brad Bates coaching our Boys Basketball.It takes a community to raise and child and we are grateful for all the support the Edmonds has received from our neighbours and community members coaching our Boys Basketball. It takes a community to raise and child and we are grateful for all the support the Edmonds has received from our neighbours and community members.


Resources and support for families;

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Community Schools offer:

  • early learning programs for families (StrongStart Early Learning Centres, Preschools & child care)
  • coordination of agency services for children and families
  • youth activities and leadership training
  • adult continuing education classes
  • support for new immigrant families
  • summer programs for all ages
  • celebrations, events and projects to connect the community
  • volunteer opportunities

A Community School:

  • opens the school as a centre for community participation and services
  • maximizes the use of local public school facilities and develops the school as a community resource
  • develops, integrates and coordinates programs and services
  • fosters communication between school and community
  • enriches learning through formal and informal activities
  • empowers residents to address community concerns
  • creates a sense of community




The Community Council oversees all of the work from committees and groups attached to the Edmonds community. At Council meetings, parents and community representatives voice their opinions about issues that affect the Edmonds Community. All are welcome!

Council Executive

Chair: Maria Gunner

Treasurer: Rocio Aguirre


If you need specific information about any of our programs or services, or have general questions, please call, email or drop by the community room. We would love to meet you!

John Nanson (604-833-4190)

Community School Coordinator

Linda Zimmerman (604-296-9012) Ext. 629011

Community Office Support

Dave Kumar

Connect Worker (604-839-3811)