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"How to Understand Suicide" - KPU Surrey: September 12

Suicide bereavement educator and family therapist, Jessica Wolf Ortiz, will be leading an interactive seminar on the impact of suicide, suicide bereavement and what it looks like, the effects to the family and the start of the healing journey. If you would like to learn more about suicide, if you work with affected families, are a first responder, student or other helping professional, please mark your calendar! 

  • Date: Thursday, September 12
  • Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic Conference Centre, Surrey Cedar Building Room 1205 (pay parking is available on site)
  • Time: 6:30 - 9pm, with 30 minute social hour and 7:00pm start of presentation
  • To register: email contact@bcbh.ca or call 604-738-9950, 1-877-779-2223.
  • Price: $50 suggested donation to the BC Bereavement Helpline


The Power of Collaboration - Helping Victims & Survivors of Crime

Thank you to all of our partners and supporters for helping us host a very successful event!

Thank you to all the community organizations who participated and provided information tables:


  • Asian Women for Equality Society
  • BC Society of Transition Housing
  • The BC Ministry Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU)
  • BC Victims of Homicide
  • CFSEU Gang Intervention Team
  • Community Justice Initiative
  • Correctional Services Canada
  • Parole Board of Canada
  • Delta Police Victim Services
  • Diversecity
  • RCMP IHIT (Ingrated Homicide Investigation Team) Family Liaison/Victim Services
  • Jas Cheema - Grief Companion
  • Langley Police Based Victim Services
  • MCFD Restorative Justice Program
  • NEVR (Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships)
  • Options Community Services - Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • SFU Centre for Restorative Justice
  • Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment Program (SAFE)
  • Surrey Women's Centre
  • BC Victim Court Support Program
  • BC Crime Victim Assistance (CVAP)
  • Meredith Egan, Author & Peer

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 was Sunday, May 26, 2019

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

 We would like to thank Lisa Hartley, Family Celebrant, for facilitating our ceremony this year!



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


Member Events

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