The Lighthouse offers peer bereavement support groups to children and teens ages 3-18 and their caregivers following the death of an immediate family member or close friend.  Support groups are open-ended and ongoing and are offered at no cost to families.  We offer specific loss groups for sibling loss, sudden loss and suicide loss.  The Lighthouse community provides a safe place for families to share their feelings and experiences with others who understand and build hope for the future.  The Lighthouse is a resource to the community and provides telephone support, consultation and workshops to the community on topics related to children’s grief.

  • Peer support groups for children who have experienced a loss due to a death of an immediate family member or close friend
  • Concurrent parent/caregiver support groups.
  • Loss specific groups run for sibling loss and sudden/traumatic loss.
  • Grief Resource and Community

905-337-2333

www.grievingchildrenlighthouse.org

2522 Rebecca Street, Oakville

ON , L6L 6N8

Light house peer support

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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.

KEY INFORMATION

  • 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