HERE IS A LIST OF SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY BE OF BENEFIT TO YOU
This is by all means not a comprehensive list, but hope that one of the listings will prove to be helpful and lead you in the right direction for what you need.
B.C. BEREAVEMENT HELPLINE (BCBH)
A referral service for bereavement programs in British Columbia.
Toll Free: 1-877-779-2223
A free referral service for Lower Mainland citizens to access over 5600 social, community, and government services. www.bc211.ca
VIRTUAL HOSPICE RESOURCES:
- http://www.mygrief.ca/ – MyGrief.ca is a free online resource to help people work through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It was developed by family members who’ve “been there,” and grief experts to complement existing community resources and help address the lack of grief services particularly in rural and remote areas. It is also an education tool for health providers.
- https://kidsgrief.ca/ – KidsGrief.ca is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.
OTHER VIRTUAL RESOURCES:
CLUMARA GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT CARE SOCIETY (HOME OF CAMP KERRY) PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
- 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
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
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
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. https://livingthroughloss.ca
Contact: 604-873-5013 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Suicide Crisis Line (National Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-800-SUICIDE or (784-2433)
Seniors’ Distress Line: 604-872-1234
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/
North Shore: 604-988-5281
THE MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF B.C.
The Memorial Society of British Columbia® (MSBC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1956. We are a completely objective source of education and information regarding the planning of funeral services. We are not a funeral home.