The BCVOH offers training sessions across British Columbia periodically for support group facilitators, victim service workers, and other professionals who support those who have been bereaved by homicide or traumatic loss. If your organization or community is interested in hosting a training session, please contact us.


Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training: February 23-24, 2018

*Update: All spots are currently full. Additional applicants will be placed on a waitlist. Cancellations do occur and BCBH will notify registrants on the waitlist based on date of receipt of registration form.

The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a two-day training session for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an 8-week traumatic death (including homicide and suicide) grief support group. This training will build upon the individual’s pre-existing skill-set and introduce topics specific to traumatic loss.

We are currently taking waitlist registrations. In order to be placed on the waitlist please send us your registration form through email. Payment is required only when placed into the course.

Date: February 23rd & 24th, 2018 (attendance mandatory at both sessions)

Time: 9am-4pm with a 1-hour lunch break each day

Location: @ the BC Crisis Centre, 763 East Broadway, Vancouver

Cost:  $300

Payment can be made via cheque (payable to BC Bereavement Helpline), E-transfer ( or by credit card through PayPal either on the phone (604-738-9950) or below.

Click here for the registration form: Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training Registration – please complete and email to

For more information, please contact us at 604-738-9950 or email


Public Education

The BCBH/BCVOH also offers public education seminars on how to cope with grief and loss for schools, employee groups, governments, non-profits, or other institutions. Please call 604-783-9950, or email for more information.


Testimonials from Participants

“The training provided us with a lot of learning, insight, reflection and fun. Overall, I felt that the two days offered a lot of helpful information that gave a substantial context and understanding into bereavement by homicide.”

“The discussions were excellent. This has been the most interesting and engaging training I have taken in a very long time.”

“I think the training was amazing. I don’t think they should change a thing!”

“Thank you very much. The whole process and education were very valuable. I appreciate the mix of teaching and group activity.”

“Facilitators displayed compassion, empathy & experience. Excellent combination of activities & ideas for interaction with future participants.”