Events & Support Groups

Events & Support Groups

These support groups and events are provided by our community partners, but does not reflect an exhaustive list of all grief support options. If you do not find what you are looking for, please connect with a Helpline volunteer via phone or email and they will help identify grief supports that may fit your needs.

*Please note, postings are approved once per week and must be submitted at least ten days in advance.

Spousal Loss Grief Support Group

Valley View Funeral Home

10-04-2024 6:30 pm - 12-06-2024 8:30 pm

Location: 14660 72 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada

Type: In Person

Cost: free to attend

How to register: Contact Tricia, 604-312-0484, [email protected]

The death of a spouse is one of the most stressful turning points one can go through. Coming together with others who have gone through a similar loss can help you as you move forward through your grief. We encourage you to talk about your person and how much they mean to you.

Bereavement Support Group for Traumatic Loss

Foundry Prince George

03-04-2024 5:30 pm - 22-05-2024 5:30 pm

Location: 1148 7th Avenue, Prince George, BC, Canada

Type: In Person

Cost: Free

How to register: Please email [email protected] or call us at 236-423-1571 to schedule a short intake.

An 8-week support group that offers a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for those who have lost loved ones to homicide, suicide, or overdose. Providing essential grief tools for daily life, practical support, and an opportunity to foster valuable community connections.

Grief Support Group

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society

12-02-2024 7:00 pm - 18-03-2024 7:00 pm

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Type: In Person

Cost: $200 (we offer full or financial assistance if needed)

How to register: By emailing us at [email protected] or calling 604-696-1060

Six week Grief Support Group for persons experiencing the loss of a significant person. Group size is 8-12 people. Pre registration required. This group is held in the downtown area.

Grief Support Group

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society

06-02-2024 7:00 pm - 12-03-2024 7:00 pm

Location: Kerrisdale, Sea Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Type: In Person

Cost: $200 (we offer full or financial assistance if needed)

How to register: To register email us at [email protected] or call us at 604-696-1060

Six week Grief Support Group for persons experiencing the loss of a significant person. Group size is 8-12 people. Pre registration required. This group is held in the Westside/Kerrisdale area.

Loss due to Substance Use-Grief Support Group

Valley View Funeral Home

07-03-2024 6:30 pm - 25-04-2024 8:30 pm

Location: 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada

Type: In Person

Cost: free

How to register: Contact Tricia, [email protected], 604-312-0484

This support group is for adults grieving the loss of a loved one who has died due to substance use. Common responses to a traumatic loss are: - Guilt, shame, and rage - Anxiety and depression - Panic attacks and mood swings We encourage you to tell your story and honor the life of your loved one.

Spousal Loss Support Group

Burnaby Hospice Society

18-01-2024 6:30 pm - 07-03-2024 6:30 pm

Type: In Person

Cost: Free

How to register: Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 604-520-5087 or email [email protected]

An opportunity to connect with peers in a professionally-facilitated space to share your experiences and learn new ways to cope with the grief of losing a partner. For Burnaby residents who have lost a partner 6 (or more) months ago. We will meet weekly on Thursdays for 8 weeks from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Homicide Grief Peer Support Drop-In Group

BCBH & Valley View

01-11-2023 6:30 pm - 04-04-2024 8:30 pm

Type: In Person

Cost: Free

How to register: https://form-can.keela.co/homicide-peer-support-group

BCBH & Valley View Funeral Home will be hosting a homicide grief peer support drop-in group. This group varies from our 8-week group and is focused on connecting with other survivors of homicide. Pre-registration is required, and the location will only be shared upon confirmed registration.

Pet Loss Peer Support Group

BCBH

09-11-2023 6:30 pm - 11-04-2024 8:00 pm

Type: Online

Cost: Free

How to register: https://form-can.keela.co/pet-loss-support-group

Website: www.bcbh.ca

BC Bereavement Helpline's Pet Loss Peer Support Group provides a safe place where you can learn, connect, and share with others. Various topics will be introduced at each meeting and peers are encouraged to share as much or as little as they are comfortable with. Second Thursday of each month.