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Contact the Helpline 604-738-9950
Toll-Free: 1-877-779-2223
"It's nice to be heard... I am glad you are there..."
Helpline Caller
"My grief is normal, I will survive."
Homicide Support Group Participant
"What a gift to be able to be held in such a loving space. I wouldn't be where I am today without this group."
Suicide Support Group Participant
"Thank you so much for your help, and laughing at my jokes.
Helpline Caller

Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline

Call the Helpline at 604-738-9950
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 8:30pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm

Toll free 1-877-779-2223




Join us for the return of our annual pub night fundraiser Sunday, April 2nd!

Your ticket includes a burger & fries and a beer. We will have raffle prizes to be won and a 50/50 draw!

Raffle prizes include:

A 2-night stay at Water's Edge in Ucluelet
2 tickets to Superfly Ziplines
8 tickets for Rick Bronson's House of Comedy
Walking tour for two from Forbidden Vancouver
Gift cards to the Turquoise Goat Board Game Café
2 person game with Vancouver Mysteries
BC Lions home game tickets
Gift certificate for 2 Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour from Grayline Westcoast Sightseeing
Admission for 2 to the Vancouver Art Gallery
Rowing lesson from False Creek Rowing Club
2 tickets to a 2023 Bard on the Beach production (As You Like it OR Julius Caesar)
$100 gift card to Save on Foods
Admission for 2 to the HR MacMillan Space Centre
…more to be announced!

Purchase your tickets here! 

If you are unable to attend our event, please consider a donation to the BCBH. We are BC's only free, grief-specific Helpline and we are available for anyone in B.C. Thank you. 

The Helpline Hours are Now Expanded to Evenings and Saturdays

Grief doesn't just happen between the hours of 9-5. You can now call or email the Helpline Wednesday and Friday evenings, as well as Saturdays 9am - 1pm. When you call or email the Helpline you will be met with a trained and compassionate volunteer who can provide you compassionate listening, or qualified referrals for grief support in B.C.

Call or Email Us: 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am - 5pm

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am - 8:30pm

Saturdays: 9am - 1pm


We wish to thank the Sovereign Order of St. John Jerusalem, Vancouver Commandery for their support in the expansion of the Helpline.

We gratefully acknowledge that our offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Please Donate

The BC Bereavement Helpline relies on government grants, community grants and private donations to deliver its services. Please consider a donation towards additional programming and support for the BCBH.

What Should I Say? 

Sometimes we don't know what exactly to say to a friend or loved one experiencing grief.

Here's a guide for what grievers find helpful following a loss. 

  • The Helpline

    For 30 years, BCBH has operated the Helpline, our telephone or email-based grief support system open 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

  • Support Groups & Events

    The BCBH specializes in helping those who have experienced traumatic loss (through homicide or suicide) offering facilitated homicide and suicide grief support groups, sudden death trainings for victim services professionals and special events

  • Resources & Support Materials

    The BCBH is committed to increasing public understanding of bereavement as a normal life process through education, advocacy, networking, and dissemination of information

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