ADULT GROUP PROGRAMS

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming.  Our open grief support groups offer peer

support and education for those experiencing a loss of a loved one.  Our open groups are held in a supportive environment that fosters hope and healing.  They provide individuals with the opportunity to learn, share, and engage in conversation that will help reflect upon and work through their grief.  

In order to attend, participants must be 18+ and have had an individual support session with a peer support worker.  Prior to attending each group, all participants must register during the week group runs. There is no time commitment necessary for our open groups.

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Mixed Loss Support Group

Every Tuesday via Zoom

6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Mixed Loss Support Group is unique, in that it is our only open group that is not loss specific and is open to anyone (ages 18+) who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more.

To register, please email info@bereavedfamilies.ca every Monday up until the day of the group for that week, if you are an existing client. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Peer Support Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

Child Loss Support Group

Every Other Wednesday via Zoom

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Upcoming Dates:

April 13 and 27

May 11 and 25

June 8 and 22

July 6 and 20

September 14 and 28

October 12 and 26

November 9 and 23

December 7

The Child Loss Grief Support Group has the same structure and description as the previous group, it only differs in date, time, & type of loss. This group is loss specific, meaning, all group members have experienced the loss of a child. The Child Loss Grief Support Group provides individuals with an opportunity to share their loss and grief with others who have also experienced the loss of a child.

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more. 

To register, please email info@bereavedfamilies.ca every Monday up until the day of the group for that week, if you are an existing client. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Peer Support Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

Partner Loss Support Group

Every Thursday via Zoom

5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Partner Loss Grief Support Group has the same structure and description as the previous group, it only differs in date, time, & type of loss. This group is loss specific, meaning, all group members have experienced the loss of a spouse/partner. The Partner Loss Grief Support Group provides individuals with an opportunity to share their loss and grief with others who have also experienced the loss of a spouse/partner.

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more.

To register, please email info@bereavedfamilies.ca every Monday up until the day of the group for that week, if you are an existing client. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Peer Support Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

Parent & Guardian Loss Support Group

Every Wednesday via Zoom 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Parent & Guardian Loss Grief Support Group has the same structure and description as the previous group, it only differs in date, time, & type of loss. This group is loss specific, meaning, all group members have experienced the loss of a parent, step-parent, grandparent, and/or primary caregiver/guardian. The Parent & Guardian Loss Grief Support Group provides individuals with an opportunity to share their loss and grief with others who have also experienced a similar loss.

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more.

To register, please email info@bereavedfamilies.ca every Monday up until the day of the group for that week, if you are an existing client. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Peer Support Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

Sibling Loss Support Group

Every Other Wednesday via Zoom 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Dates:

April 6 and 20

May 4 and 18

June 1, 15, and 29

July 13 and 27

September 7 and 21

October 5 and 19

November 2, 16, and 30

December 14

The Sibling Loss Grief Support Group has the same structure and description as the previous group, it only differs in date, time, & type of loss. This group is loss specific, meaning, all group members have experienced the loss of a sibling. The Sibling Loss Grief Support Group provides individuals with an opportunity to share their loss and grief with others who have also experienced a similar loss.

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more.

To register, please email info@bereavedfamilies.ca every Monday up until the day of the group for that week, if you are an existing client. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Peer Support Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

Closed Grief Support Groups

Loss, Date, and Time subject to change throughout the year.

Our Closed Grief Support Groups are facilitated by the same facilitators for 6, 8, or 12 weeks, depending on the group. We ask for those interested to commit fully to each week for healthy group cohesion and establishing strong connections. These groups run throughout the year and are based on demand and/or gaps within the community. Closed groups provide individuals with an opportunity to share their loss and grief with others who have also experienced a similar loss or share a similar identity. Previous groups we've run are: Suicide Loss, Overdose Loss, COVID-19 Loss, Child Loss, Seniors Support, Newcomer Support, and more.

Common topics include Coping Strategies; Holidays & Events; Grief Timelines; Feelings of Guilt & Sadness; Other Life Changes and more.

Upcoming Groups

Suicide Loss starting May 2022

Book Club in Fall or Winter 2022-23