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    This handbook is intended for volunteers and professionals who have received formalized training in the field of child and youth grief support. This handbook is to be considered a supplementary resource and in no way replaces formalized training. The information and activities included are intended to build upon a supporter’s existing toolkit and may not be applicable or appropriate in all situations. Supporters using this handbook should receive ongoing supervision by professionals at a reputable organization specializing in the socio-emotional support of grieving young people and their families. The wellbeing of children and youth is of utmost importance – considering the vulnerability of the population, we cannot stress enough the importance of training and professional supervision.

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    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