“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4


General Resources


Elizabeth Ministry
Offering support after loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, in infancy and toddlerhood.

Center for Loss and Life Transition
Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.

Delta Hospice Society
Offers: Weekly adult bereavement group, Losing a Child to Suicide Monthly Group, Music therapy and bereavement support, Suicide bereavement group. Contact: Angelina at irelandangelina@gmail.com.

Connect With Someone One-on-One
Sometimes we need help when we are grieving. For some counselling is an important step in gaining clarity, healing, and deeper meaning. We invite you to look through our network of Catholic and Christian counsellors.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
Information and support on advanced illness, Palliative care and grief

Living my Culture
People from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

Catholic Burial Traditions

BC Bereavement Hotline
The BC Bereavement helpline is committed to facilitating the provision of care and support to the bereaved, caregivers and service providers and to increase public understanding of grief as a life process through education, support, advocacy, networking and dissemination of information.


Grief Support Programs


Seasons of Hope
Creating and Sustaining Catholic Bereavement Groups: This program consists of four six-week seasons which is Christ centered and scripture-based. Each session explores mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection, activities, and faith sharing. For more information watch Bringing Hope to the Bereaved in Your Parish: Insights from the Seasons of Hope Approach by AveMaria Press.

Grieving with Great HOPE
A Catholic faith-based program that consists of a five-week grief support workshop DVD series that offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one.

GriefShare (Christian)
Virtual & In-Person Grief Support Groups (Multiple Locations)
GriefShare is an international, church-based recovery program designed to help people grieving and dealing with a loss. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion, personal study and reflection. Visit griefshare.org/findagroup to search by postal code for support groups in your area.