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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 Un…

Our intention is to provide programs to families dealing with a life threatening or progressive illness.…

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.

McMaster Children's Hospital is a pediatric academic health science centre serving the special and unique healthcare needs of children and youth using a family-centred model of care.…

Provides 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.* Centre facilitates groups for Children, Teens, Young Adults and Parents.…

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education.…

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