Here is a list of some resources in the community that may be of benefit to you. To get the full spectrum of services available, please contact the BC Bereavement Helpline.

B.C. BEREAVEMENT HELPLINE (BCBH)
A referral service for bereavement programs in British Columbia.
Contact: 604-738-9950
http://www.bcbereavementhelpline.com/

BEREAVEMENT WALKING PROGRAM
The Vancouver Hospice Society offers a walking program for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. “It is a time to walk and talk at a relaxed pace with others who are grieving; to share ideas and support, and benefit from some fresh air and exercise.”
Where: Meet at the Museum of Vancouver (Planetarium)
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, rain or shine
Meet at 9:45am, walk starts at 10am
Must register, contact: Anneke Rees at 604-737-7305 (218)

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (CF) OF CANADA
A Support group for parents whose child or children have died and are dealing with grief and loss. www.tcfcanada.net
CF North Vancouver: 604-878-9904
CF Burnaby: 778-222-0446

CHILDREN’S GRIEF AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Vancouver Hospice Society offers grief support for children who have experienced the death of a parent or another significant adult in their life.
Contact: Anneke Rees at 604-737-7305 (218)

HEALING AFTER HOMICIDE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
The BC Victims of Homicide host free support groups for those who have lost a loved one to homicide. www.bcvictimsofhomicide.com
Contact: 604-738-9950

LIVING THROUGH LOSS COUNSELLING SOCIETY OF BC (LTLC)
The LTLC is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional grief counselling to adults and children who have experienced any type of loss. They offer a confidential and supportive environment in which to discuss your concerns. http://www.ltlc.bc.ca/
Contact: 604-873-5013 or Email: ltlc@shaw.ca

TEEN SUICIDE & PREVENTION
http://joshplatzersociety.wordpress.com/

CRISIS INTERVENTION & SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTRE OF B.C.
For anyone, in any kind of emotional crisis and/or distress and who requires immediate response. 24 hour crisis line
Phone: 604-872-3311
Suicide Crisis Line (National Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-800-SUICIDE or (784-2433)
Seniors’ Distress Line: 604-872-1234

SAFER – Suicide Attempt and Counselling Service
http://www.vch.ca/locations-and-services/find-health-services/?program_id=423

FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER
A non-profit organization offering counselling services to families and children; couples and individuals. A sliding fee scale. Waiting list. http://www.fsgv.ca/
Vancouver: 604-731-4951
North Shore: 604-988-5281

INFORMATION SERVICES
A free referral service for Lower Mainland citizens to access over 5600 social, community, and government services. www.bc211.ca
Contact: 211

CAMP KERRY
Camp Kerry Society – a nonprofit organization specializing in bereavement care. In an ideal world nobody would lose a loved one. For families that do, they are here to help. Programs & services include:

  • Grief Counselling / Family Grief Support Groups / Family Bereavement Camps & Retreats / Youth Programs & Retreats / Grief & Loss Workshops / Supports for Health Care Professionals, First Responders, Educators, & Community Groups

Contact: 604-553-4663 or Email: info@campkerry.org