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.
April 28th, 2016 | Voices in the Courtroom: Empowering Victims Through Victim Impact Statements
The BC Bereavement Helpline is hosting a free two-part event on Monday, May 30, 2016 held at Valley View Funeral Home (14660 72nd Ave, Surrey). Our goal is to empower victims to use their voice in the courtroom and enable professionals working with victims to support them effectively. We will host a morning panel of speakers (9:00am—12:00pm) followed by an afternoon workshop (1:30—3:30pm) facilitated by an experienced Victim Services Court Support Worker. Lunch included.
April 1st, 2016 | Bereavement Day
This year, Bereavement Day will be held Sunday, May 15 at 1:00pm at Mountain View Cemetery, and will include the planting of memory seed hearts and a dove release. For more information, go to our Bereavement Day page or see our poster.
February 4th, 2016 | Support Group Information Meeting
Valley View Funeral Home will be hosting an information meeting on the benefits of attending homicide or suicide support groups. The meeting will take place Saturday, February 27, at Clearbrook Library in Abbotsford.
For more information, see the poster or contact Marlyn Ferguson at 604-596-8866.
February 4th, 2016 | Upcoming Homicide & Traumatic Loss Support Groups
This spring, BC Victims of Homicide will host an 8-week homicide loss support group in Vancouver and Valley View Funeral Home will host an 8-week traumatic loss support group for those who lost loved ones to homicide, suicide, or road accidents. For more information on both of these groups, please visit our support groups page.
October 7th, 2015 | We’ve moved!
Our contact information has changed. Our new mailing address is:
July 21st, 2015 | What Happens When a Homicide Occurs? A Dialogue
On April 25th, BC Victims of Homicide, in partnership with Valley View Funeral Home, Police Victim Services, and the Ministry of Justice, held a forum during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The goal was to promote a dialogue between those who have lost a loved one to homicide and the professionals and service providers who are involved when a homicide occurs. Videos from this event are now available on our media page.