Family Day Toolkit Request Form

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    Recognizing our limited capacity as a grassroots organization, we wanted to create a toolkit so that other groups can organize and implement a Family Day in their own region. We have designed this toolkit and the associated materials so that you can customize the program to meet the needs of your community. It can be used by practitioners in palliative care and grief, mental health, education, and healthcare -- effectively any space where you encounter children, youth and families that are grieving death or dying.
    As someone who has requested this toolkit, the CYGN will support your efforts by helping you source additional expertise and resources and plan and evaluate your Family Day. Together, we will increase the impact of programs and services for grieving families. Spread across six modules, this toolkit includes helpful tips for your planning process, and links to various templates (i.e. emails, agendas, save-the-dates, media release forms, activities, social media posts, evaluation forms, and thank you cards). We’ve got everything you need to host your own Family Day. We are also available to help support your event by providing expert speakers and clinicians if they are needed.
    As a recipient of this toolkit, you and your organization will have access to review and use all of the information, tips, lists and templates it encompasses. In return, we have asked that you agree to the following:

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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.


    • 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