When students are facing a serious illness or the dying or death of a family member, school staff are often a key support to the child.  The Children and Youth Grief Network has created a video series to inform school staff on how to best support grieving children and youth in the school and in the classroom.

Retired Teachers of Ontario and District 39.



Introduction to How to Support Grieving Students

How to Recognize Children’s Grief

How to Support Grieving Children

What are the 4 C’s? Four Common Concerns of Grieving Children and Youth

What to Say, What Not to Say

Additional Resources -Supporting Grieving Students in the School and the Classroom

In May 2019 The Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) hosted a live Knowledge Exchange Webinar with network partner Andrea Warnick. “Building Your Toolbox: Highlighting Resources Available to Support Grieving Children and Youth” featured CYGN’s most recent research entitled, ‘Crossroads of Grief: Understanding Grief and Diversity’ which explores the needs of marginalized grieving youth.

Children and Youth Grief Network 2019 Knowledge Exchange Webinar with Andrea Warnick

Click here for more information on Children's Grief Awareness Day & Resources

Canadian Children's Grief Symposium

November 18, 2021
Full Day Virtual Conference

Symposium workshops will address a range of topics and provide learning and networking opportunities for those who work with children and youth in a variety of sectors

Hosted by
Light house peer supportseasons centre for grieving children

Topics will include:

  • - Foundational understanding of grief across the developmental stages
  • - How to talk with and support grieving children and teens
  • - Exploring various methods for grief expression
  • - Specific types of loss

For more information or to be added to our notification list, please email us at info@grievingchildrencanada.org

The Canadian Alliance for Grieving Children and Youth (CAGCY) is the first Canadian national group of professionals working together to ensure the accessibility of bereavement support and
information to grieving children and their families.
For more information about support in your community visit www.grievingchildrencanada.org