Resources for Grief and Trauma

You may be experiencing a range of feelings and emotions after the violent incident that took place in Lynn Valley on Saturday March 27th, 2021. It is important to remember that you are not alone and there are various resources available to help support those in need.

The following resource list includes agencies and organizations on the North Shore, other mental health organizations, and a selection of library materials for all members of your family. 

On the Web 


Canadian Mental Health Association - North and West Vancouver Branch

Coping after a Traumatic Event.


Family Services of the North Shore

Family Services of the North Shore is a non-profit, community-based agency
committed to making deep and lasting impact across the entire North Shore, from Deep Cove to Bowen Island and every point in between and offers counselling, support, education, and volunteer engagement opportunities to help you reach your full potential throughout your life, whenever you need us most.

Foundry North Shore

Foundry North Shore offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events 


Hollyburn Family Services

Hollyburn provides a range of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and families, supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, provides residential care for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.

North Shore Mulitcultural Society

Resources for Coping with Traumatic Events (in Englsih, Farsi and Chinese)

Public Health Agency of Canada 

Responding to Stressful Events: Helping Childred Cope (PDF)

Responding to Stressful Events: Helping Teens Cope (PDF)

Responding to Stressful Events: Taking Care of Ourselves, Our Families and Our Communities (PDF)


Victim Services (Gov't of BC)

Anyone who has been a victim of crime in British Columbia, their family members and witnesses can use victim services.

On the Shelf

Children's Materials

Something Bad Happened 

Picture Books on Emotional Literacy

Picture Books: Love is . . .


Adult Materials

Coping with Trauma 

Grief, Bereavement and Loss 

Building Resilience 

A selection of library materials on building resilience for yourself, members of your family, and in the classroom.