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 training sessions throughout BC for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death. The training is designed to be interactive and will enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities and move intuition to conscious action. Upcoming dates and locations:

  • Prince George – April 28, 2017 (spaces still available)
  • Terrace – May 26, 2017
  • Fort St. John – June 30, 2017
  • Nelson – September 22, 2017
  • Nanaimo – October 20, 2017
  • Mission – November 24, 2017

For registration information, see our training 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.

For emotional support or referrals, call us. For more information on our homicide loss support groups, click here.