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Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline

The BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is here for you. We are a non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within the province of BC. Whether you are looking for bereavement support groups, community events, information on BC Bereavement Day, information on how to donate or to volunteer with us you will find it here. Please call the BC Bereavement Helpline and speak with one of our caring volunteers for information on our bereavement support groups, agencies, and peer-based support.

Your call is free, confidential, and anonymous. We will help you find the most appropriate support for your specific type of loss.

 
February 14th, 2017 Thank You Arbor Memorial!

A big thank you to Arbor Memorial Foundation for generously donating $2000 to BC Bereavement Helpline. Our Vice President, Marlyn Ferguson, holds the key to more grief support in our community.


February 6th, 2017 Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training & Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training

The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a two-day training session for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an eight week traumatic death (including homicide and suicide) grief support group (Vancouver) as well as training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death (all across BC).

For more information, see our training page.


February 6th, 2017 Homicide and Suicide Loss Support Groups

The BC Bereavement Helpline will be hosting an 8-week homicide loss support group, starting April 11th, as well as a suicide loss support group (in partnership with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC), starting February 21st. For more information, please see our Coming Events and Support Groups page.


January 9th, 2017 BCBH in the News

Asya Hadzismajlovic, Executive Director of the BC Bereavement Helpline, discusses grieving the loss of a loved one over the holidays, including coping strategies and ways to pay tribute, with Global News. Watch on our new Media Coverage page.


September 29th, 2016 Members List

Our list of member organizations has been updated. These organizations provide support for the bereaved and their loved ones.

If your organization provides related services and you would like to be listed on our website, become a member.


June 21st, 2016 Voices in the Courtroom: Videos

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For National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2016, the BC Victims of Homicide, along with our partners, hosted a two-part event on Victim Impact Statements. The first part of the event included a series of presentations from the perspectives of a victim/survivor, perpetrator, restorative justice practitioner, and a judge; those presentations are now available for viewing on our video page.

The videos section is a recent addition to the BC Victims of Homicide website, which includes presentations and video series on the topic of homicide bereavement, the criminal justice system, and healing.



We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund.