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"My grief is normal, I will survive."
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Welcome to the BC Bereavement Helpline

Call the Helpline at 604-738-9950, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Toll free 1-877-779-2223





The BC Bereavement Helpline is still open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm to assist anyone coping with grief and loss. Our staff and volunteers are available for referrals and compassionate listening. You can also still email us with any questions to contact@bcbh.ca. Stay safe! Stay healthy! 


BC Bereavement Day

Our annual BC Bereavement Day ceremony is Sunday, May 24th. (Due to COVID-19 we are watching carefully if this event can still happen. We will update accordingly.)

Location: Mountain View Cemetery 5445 Fraser St. (enter off of 39th Ave & Fraser St.)

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Join us for a beautiful ceremony (free) honouring your loved ones with Celebrant Holly Mitton, from Sacred Journey Pathways, followed by the releasing of doves ($25). 

To reserve your dove, please contact us at 604-738-9950 or email contact@bcbh.ca. Dove quantities are limited. One dove per family, please. 

The BC Bereavement Helpline Annual General Meeting  

Date: Sunday, May 24th following the BC Bereavement Day Ceremony. 

*Due to COVID-19 we may need to move our AGM to an online conference format. Please see this space 1 month prior to the meeting for more information. Notices will be sent to all BCBH members by April 24, 2020.*

Location: Mountain View Cemetery 5445 Fraser St. (enter off of 39th Ave & Fraser St.)

Time: 2:30 - 4:00pm 

The public are invited. 


The BC Bereavement Helpline is funded by provincial, municipal and private donations. Please consider BCBH in your end-of-year giving plans. Private donations help us to provide affordable traumatic loss grief support groups as well as keep our Helpline running by supporting the purchase of office supplies and equipment. We can provide a tax receipt for any donation $20 and above. Thank you!

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

Here's a guide with comments which 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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