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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





We're proud to be participating in a global day of giving on November 29, 2022!

Our mission is to support those dealing with the loss of a loved one through our grief support services, and we believe that GivingTuesday is a great way to further that mission. On this special day, we're asking for your help to support our work. 

Please consider making a donation to our organization. BCBH and BCVOH are run 100% on funding through limited government grants, memberships, and donations. Every little bit helps and we are so grateful for your support everyday and this #GivingTuesdayCA!

To donate via cheque or email CLICK HERE

Expanded Helpline Hours


As of September 14, 2022 we are happy to announce the expansion to existing Helpline service hours into evening and weekends. 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.

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.

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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