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 or group information sessionwith 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. We do not run groups during the last two weeks of December or when a group falls on a statutory holiday.

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Mixed Loss Support Group

Every Tuesday via Zoom

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Every 3rd Monday In-Person at our Main Location

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 as early as Mondays from 9:00am up until the day of the group for that week by 4:00pm, if you are an existing member. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

 

Click Here to complete our intake if you have not attended a support group with us.

 

Registration for the in-person Mixed Loss groups opens the week before the group runs starting on the Monday at 9:00am until the Friday by 4:00pm. 

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 as early as Mondays from 9:00am up until the day of the group for that week by 4:00pm, if you are an existing member. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

 

Click Here to complete our intake if you have not attended a support group with us.

Partner Loss Support Group

Every Thursday via Zoom

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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 as early as Mondays from 9:00am up until the day of the group for that week by 4:00pm, if you are an existing member. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

 

Click Here to complete our intake if you have not attended a support group with us.

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 as early as Mondays from 9:00am up until the day of the group for that week by 4:00pm, if you are an existing member. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

 

Click Here to complete our intake if you have not attended a support group with us.

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 as early as Mondays from 9:00am up until the day of the group for that week by 4:00pm, if you are an existing member. You must have completed an intake and have had an initial Individual Session prior to attending/registering for your first group.

 

Click Here to complete our intake if you have not attended a support group with us.

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

Book Club in Winter 2022-23

Facebook Peer Support Group (18+)

Anytime, Anywhere

Do you prefer to chat with others when you can as it fits your schedule? Are you looking for something more private when it comes to getting support? Want to meet others who share similar experiences? 

 

Join Our Facebook Support Group Today.

Our Facebook Peer Support Group is facilitated by a strong team of our CFGH facilitators, staff, and oftentimes our community members. To join, click the link above and make sure to answer the group rules before sending us a request. The support group is for those ages 18+.

Hope to see you there!