Programs in Canada
1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T3L 2K8
Hospice Calgary guides children, teens and families through the grieving process as they face a life-threatening illness and death of a loved one. Our team of professionals provide individual and family counselling, group support, 24 hour end-of-life care, consultation, and community response. We are engaged with teaching, ACSWB "A" credit workshops, and research. We operate two centres of care: Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice.
Children and Youth Grief Network (CANADA)*
The Children and Youth Grief Network is a website that aims to connect professionals and families to organizations, services and resources that benefit children and youth who are grieving a death.
Heart House Hospice: HUUG (Help Us Understand Grief) Program (ONTARIO)*
1-855 Matheson Blvd. East
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4L6
The Help Us Understand Grief (HUUG) Program provides short term supports and counselling to children, youth, and families living with serious illness, dying, death, and grief. Like all of our services offered at Heart House Hospice, HUUG is available to families at no cost. HUUG also offers monthly events for children, youth and families who are bereaved.
Sessons Centre for Grieving Children*
38 McDonald Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 1P1
Seasons Centre provides a variety of facilitated peer support groups for children 5 - 24 and their caregivers. Adult groups for parents who have had a spouse/life partner die and parents who have had a child under 24 die. There are also a variety of school programs offered. Community presentations on grief. College/University Placements.
Camp Erin Eastern Ontario
Carefor Health & Community Services
205 Amelia Street, Suite 100
Cornwall, ON K6H 3P3
Camp Erin is a free, weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a fun, traditional camp combined with grief education, peer bonding, and emotional support led by grief support professionals and trained volunteers.
The Lighthouse for Grieving Children
2522 Rebecca Street
Oakville, Ontario L6L6N8
Peer bereavement support groups for children, teens and their caregivers, consultation and training related to children's grief.
Dr Jay Children's Grief Centre*
250 Davisville Ave Suite 405
Toronto, ON M4S 1H2
We care for, support and educate grieving children, youth and their families around death and dying while building strength, resilience and hope. We provide one-one counselling, family support nights, Camp Erin Toronto, a youth and LIT program, teaching and research.
Boundaries: Former cities of Toronto, Scarborough and Etobicoke
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility:Children up to 21 years who have a terminal diagnosis or are in palliative care * children who have a parent/caregiver, sibling or immediate family member with a terminal diagnosis, in palliative care or who is deceased * also their parents/caregivers
Services: Pediatric palliative care, grief and bereavement counselling, and psychosocial support
* parent/caregiver support
* Camp Erin Toronto -- bereavement camp for children and youth 6-17 years
* youth programs -- for bereaved youth 13-18 years, including individual counselling, support groups, peer support
* Leaders in Training (LIT) -- leadership and mentorship skills development
* education and clinical consultation for health care professionals, children's mental health providers, and boards of education
* conferences and webinars
How to apply: Call, email or visit website * self or professional referrals -- referral form available online
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible main entrance, including ramp
Legal status: Non Profit
Please note, as our website says- We are currently providing virtual online services during this time.
Camp - Loss & Found*
Myra's Kids Foundation
8255 Mountain Sights, Suite 210
At Myra’s Kids Foundation (MKF), our mission is to provide a safe place for children to honour and understand how they may be impacted by the loss of a loved one. To this end, we offer a free, non-denominational bereavement camp for children and teenagers, ages 6 to 17, who are grieving a significant death. We provide a traditional, fun, and high-energy camp experience, combined with grief education and emotional support. MKF also offers free monthly support groups for families along with psycho-social support.