A "Wish List"
Tips from Bereaved Parents on How to Help Grieving Families
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid. Their programs are facilitated by trained volunteers who are themselves bereaved. Support offered through a network of affiliates throughout Ontario
Camp Keaton
Camp Keaton (formerly Camp Erin Hamilton) is a bereavement camp for children and youth ages 7-17 grieving a significant death.
Candlelighters Ottawa
Offers a professionally facilitated bereaved parents support group for parents whose children have not survived their cancer
Candelighters Simcoe
Provides bereavement support to parents on a one to one basis either by phone, email or home visits as requested by the bereaved parents.
Bereavement program includes financial support to assist with funeral costs and access to group or individual bereavement counselling.
Community Care Access Centre
Provides care at home (among other supports)
The Coping Centre
A charitable organization offering grief support programs for the whole family at no cost to the participants (Cambridge, ON)
Provides care to medically fragile children in a home-like environment, from respite through to palliation and end of life care.
Dr. Jay Children's Grief Program
Since 1994, The Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation has assisted children and their families with the unique challenges associated with terminal illness, pediatric palliative care and grief support (Toronto)
The Dougy Centre
This American website has several books, activities and resources to help both children and teens with their grief
Emily’s House Children’s Hospice
The first pediatric palliative care hospice in Toronto
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Offers bereavement support groups for adults and children aged 4-12, which are all facilitated by either a certified Child Life Specialist (for children) or various mental health professionals (for adults)
Hospice of the Valley
Resources for teens coping with grief
A free online resource to provide guidance to parents on how to support children who are grieving the dying or death of someone in their life.
The Lighthouse Program
Provides peer support groups for grieving children, teens and their families (Oakville)
Developed by a team of national and international grief experts to help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing.
Robert’s Press
Canada's grief resource. Books/toys divided up by age, as well as loss-specific (i.e. if a parent, sibling, grandparent, etc. dies)
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Mission is to provide peer to peer support programs, in a safe home-like atmosphere for children, teens and their families grieving the death or life-threatening illness of a loved one (Barrie)
Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) website with lots of grief and bereavement resources
A safe space for youth aged 10-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one to connect
Winston’s Wish
UK-based charity offering support resources for bereaved children and teens
Young Carer’s Program
Offers support to kids under the age of 18, who are in a caregiving role for a relative (i.e. sibling) with a chronic or life threatening illness (Toronto)
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