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The Power of Collaboration - Helping Victims & Survivors of Crime

Please join us for dinner and information forum about the issues facing victims and survivors of crime, and about the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims, survivors and their families.

When: Thursday, May 30th

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Taj Park, 8580 132nd St, Surrey BC V3W 4N7

RSVP: General Admission tickets are Free. CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Presentations from:

Gary Thandi, MSW RSW - Executive Director of Moving Forward Family Services speaking on Trauma-Informed Care.

Jasmine Bhambra - Jasmine lost her sister to homicide. She will talk about her grieving process, what she tried and what worked.

Dr. Alana Abramson, PhD - Department of Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Director, BC Bereavement Helpline Board speaking on Restorative Justice.

Community Organization Information Tables:

  • BC Coroners
  • BC Society of Transition Housing
  • The BC Ministry Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU)
  • BC Victims of Homicide
  • CFSEU Gang Intervention Team
  • RCMP IHIT (Ingrated Homicide Investigation Team) Family Liaison/Victim Services
  • Jas Cheema - Grief Companion
  • MCFD Restorative Justice Program
  • NEVR (Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships)
  • Options Community Services - Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • SFU Centre for Restorative Justice
  • and more....

BC Bereavement Day

The Order of Council of the Province of British Columbia has proclaimed the 4th Sunday of every May as Bereavement Day in BC. We acknowledge and support those in grief and recognize that with public awareness, compassion and education, a person's ability to adjust to their loss is improved. We hope to one day ensure that "Bereavement Support is an Essential Service." We invite you to join us in commemorating this day for yourself or someone you know who is grieving.

Bereavement Day Event will be Sunday, May 26, 2019

Location: Mountain View Cemetery located west of Fraser St, between 31st Ave and 43rd Ave in Vancouver

Time: 1:00pm (please arrive between 12:30 - 12:45 to receive your packet and make your way to the celebration location). Please email contact@bcbh.ca to register 604-738-9950.

Release of the Doves: you can reserve a dove to be released in honour of your loved one. Quantity is limited and we ask for a $30 donation to help cover the cost of the "dove man" and his birds! Registration required.

Registration: Please call us if you plan to attend and/or want to reserve a dove at 604-738-9950 or email contact@bcbh.ca



We would like to acknowledge Kearney Funeral Services as a key partner. Thank you for your support!


BCBH Annual General Meeting

The BC Bereavement Helpline's Annual General Meeting

When: June 11th, 2019

Where: TBD

When: 5:30pm


Member Events

Please see our Support Group & Events page for all BCBH member trainings, support groups, educational opportunities and more.