Elizabeth Dougherty Consulting

C. Elizabeth Dougherty Consulting

Elizabeth is a social worker and educator with extensive experience supporting children, youth and adults facing complex illness, uncertainty and grief. After specializing in Palliative Care at the largest cancer treatment centre in Canada, she started a community-based practice in Halton and Peel supporting individuals and families of all ages facing illness, grief and loss. Elizabeth is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University.

Contact information:
• Website: cedoughertyconsulting.org/
• Email: elizabeth@cedoughertyconsulting.org
• Phone: (647) 633 6805
• Individual, Family and Group Counselling for children, youth and adults of all ages following diagnosis of a complex illness, into remission, at end of life and into bereavement
• Healthcare Clinician support
• Counselling in-person (Halton, Peel and Greater Hamilton Area), Online/Telephone (across Canada)
• Educational Workshops and Seminars on coping with complex illness, dying and grief. Programs for individuals/families, students of all ages and professionals of any discipline.

    • 1:1 Counselling for Adults, 1:1 Counselling for Children, 1:1 Counselling for Teens, 1:1 Counselling for Young Adults, Adult Support Groups, Burlington, Children’s Support Groups, Education, Educational Workshops/Seminars, Family Events, Online Support, Parent Support, Teen Support Groups, Telephone Support

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