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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.

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May 19th, 2017 2016-2017 BCBH Annual Report

Our 2016-2017 Annual Report has just been released! Please click here: BCBH AR-2016-17 Final

May 8th, 2017 Substance Abuse Loss Support Group Starts May 24

Valley View Funeral Home is facilitating a support group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse. This is a 6-week group starting Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30pm.

Please call Marlyn at 604-596-8866 or email

May 4th, 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge June 25!


Props to Purebread and the Pint Public House Vancouver who have generously donated gift certificate for prizes to our top fundraisers!


Join us in our annual fundraising effort by walking or running in the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K walk/run or 1/2 Marathon Group Charity Challenge! Walk or run in memory of a loved one and help raise needed funds for BC Bereavement Helpline. Click here to sign up.

Also, See our Facebook Event Page for information on registration.

If you can’t make it to the run/walk on June 25th, please consider donating to BCBH! Your funds will help ensure that our Helpline is fully staffed Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; that we continue to offer facilitator training for those who can provide Traumatic Loss Support Groups in their communities; and that we can continue to provide our unique homicide-loss and suicide-loss support groups.

May 3rd, 2017 Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training

BCBH will be hosting free training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death. Training sessions will be offered in:

  • Terrace – May 26, 2017
  • Fort St. John – June 30, 2017
  • Nelson – September 22, 2017
  • Nanaimo – October 20, 2017
  • Mission – November 24, 2017

For more information, see our training page.

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.

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