The umbrella organization, the BC Bereavement Helpline, has provided support, education, resources, and advocacy for the bereaved, their caregivers, and professionals since its inception in 1986. Read more.
BC Victims of Homicide (BCVOH) is an initiative of the BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) and is dedicated to supporting individuals who are living with the loss of a loved one to homicide. Losing a loved one to homicide, whether it is a child, a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a close friend, a co-worker, or an acquaintance is an extremely difficult experience for anyone to endure. This program carefully considers these sensitivities and continues to fulfill existing gaps in services.
February 28th, 2017 | PVSBC Annual Training Symposium April 20 – 22
Police Victim Services of British Columbia will be hosting its Annual Training Symposium April 20 – 22, 2017 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. Click here for event details.
February 6th, 2017 | Traumatic Loss Facilitator & Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training
The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a two-day training session for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an eight week traumatic death (including homicide and suicide) grief support group (Vancouver) as well as training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death (all across BC).
For more information, see our training page.
February 6th, 2017 | Homicide Grief Support Group April 11 – May 30
Space is still available – BC Victims of Homicide is hosting an 8-week homicide loss support group, starting April 11th. More details are available on our support groups page.
January 10th, 2017 | BCBH in the News
Asya Hadzismajlovic, Executive Director of the BC Bereavement Helpline, discusses grieving the loss of a loved one over the holidays, including coping strategies and ways to pay tribute, with Global News. Watch here.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund.