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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.

October 2nd, 2017 Free Dr. Alan Wolfelt Seminar

Dr. Alan Wolfelt, PhD is hosting a free community seminar “Exploring the Need to Grieve & Mourn: Helping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Friends Heal.”

Date:  November 14, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: St. Patrick’s Church at 2881 Main St., Vancouver

Pre-registration by November 10th is required. Please email, or phone 604-736-0268.

September 29th, 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:

  • Nanaimo – October 20, 2017
  • Mission – November 24, 2017

For more information, see our training page.

September 25th, 2017 Thank you, Karen!

It is with sadness in our hearts that we say good-bye today to our beloved Program Manager, Karen Ratchford, who will be leaving the BC Bereavement Helpline at the end of September. Karen has served the Helpline with dedication and integrity for the past five years in various roles, including Office Manager and Program Manager. She will be greatly missed and we wish her the best of luck as she begins a new exciting chapter in her life!


On Monday, May 29th BC Bereavement Helpline, the parent organization of BC Victims of Homicide, launched the original 5-part podcast series, “Voices of Resilience,” in support of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, May 28 – June 3, 2017.

Each day that week, a new story of resilience in the face of traumatic crime was posted on this page. All podcasts are available on our videos page.

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

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