Hospice is about making the most of every moment.  Heart House Hospice is a community program that offers in home support to palliative individuals and their families living in Brampton and Mississauga. We have a number of programs and supports (including one to one counselling, education, day programs, wellness activities, caregiver education and groups).  If too many words take out bracketed section and add period.

Heart House Hospice also has a program specifically to support children and youth who are living with the dying or death of a family member or primary caregiver or who are facing death themselves.  Our H.U.U.G. (Help Us Understand Grief) program provides education, one to one support and counselling that helps children, youth and families find ways to communicate and support one another in their grief and maintain connections and memories of loved ones who have died.  Our H.U.U.G. program is available in the regions of Peel and Halton.

    HUUG Program

   (Help Us Understand Grief)

– In-home visits for children/youth who are living with the dying or the death of an immediate family member or primary caregiver, or who are facing death themselves.
– We help them find ways to communicate and support one another in their grief, as well as to maintain connections with loved ones who have died.



855 Matheson Blvd. East

Mississauga, ONL4W 4L6

heart house hospice

Click here for more information on Children's Grief Awareness Day & Resources

Canadian Children's Grief Symposium

Join us for Canada's first national Children's Grief Symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to learn foundational concepts,
practical tools and innovative methods that will help them to support children, youth and families who are coping with grief and bereavement
in their own communities. Workshops will be delivered by practitioners and educators from across Canada who have extensive experience
and knowledge in children's grief and bereavement care.


  • Date: November 18, 2021
  • Location: Virtual Conference
  • Focus: Education and Collaboration
  • Keynote Speaker: Will Petschenig
  • Number of Guests: 500+
  • Participants: Professionals from schools, healthcare, funeral homes, victim services and other social services agencies

Hosted by
Light house peer supportseasons centre for grieving children

In association with

Interactive sessions will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • - Foundational children's grief concepts
  • - Advanced practice ideas
  • - Emerging research
  • - Innovative program ideas and tools
  • - Widowed solo parenting
  • - Childhood traumatic grief
  • - Expressive arts therapies
  • - Supporting youth from different cultures
  • - The essential role of music in healing for Indigenous children and their families
  • - Trauma-informed community care for grieving families
  • - Supporting child survivors of suicide
  • - and many more...

There will be multiple opportunities for participants to connect and engage with one another and with the presenters.

Volunteers and students are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register