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.
October 27th, 2016 | Play Day
The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a playshop on December 11th, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Trout Lake Community Centre. Play Day is hosted by Vince Gowmon, the founder of Remembering to Play Events, and the author of Let the Fire Burn – Nurturing the Creative Spirit of Children. The playshop is an excellent opportunity for self care and networking for professionals as well as the bereaved.
For more information and to register, please see our poster.
September 8th, 2016 | Practicum Student Opportunity
The BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) has an opening available for an unpaid practicum student starting in the Fall of 2016. The practicum student will work closely with the BCBH Office Manager to maintain a high level of continuity of service, communication and operations of the Helpline office ensuring effective and improved community services for the bereaved, professionals, members and caregivers.
For more information, see our careers page.
June 21st, 2016 | Voices in the Courtroom: Videos
For National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2016, the BC Victims of Homicide, along with our partners, hosted a two-part event on Victim Impact Statements. The first part of the event included a series of presentations from the perspectives of a victim/survivor, perpetrator, restorative justice practitioner, and a judge; those presentations are now available for viewing on our video page.
The videos section is a recent addition to the BC Victims of Homicide website, which includes presentations and video series on the topic of homicide bereavement, the criminal justice system, and healing.
June 21st, 2016 | Bereavement Day 2016
For Bereavement Day 2016, the BC Bereavement Helpline, along with Kearney Funeral Services, hosted a two part event in remembrance of loved ones: the planting of memory seed hearts and a dove release. The event was held at Mountain View Cemetery on May 15th. Photos from the event are now available on our Bereavement Day page. Thank you to all who attended.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund.