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Grief Support


GriefShare
A seminar and support group for those who have lost someone close to them.  Participants watch and discuss a series of videos that help navigate the grief process.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
An organization for families who have suffered the death of a child from any cause. Provides contacts to local chapters, articles and information about grieving.

Bridget's Bunnies (pregnancy and infant loss)

Founded by Theresa and Mat Morrison, Bridget's Bunnies' inspiration is drawn from their beautiful baby, Bridget Bell Morrison, who was born still on November 22, 2017, just one day shy of her due date following a healthy pregnancy. They were in no way prepared for this news and relied entirely on those around them for direction and support as none of the books or classes readied them to say goodbye.

Comfort Kits are provided to families who experience pregnancy or infant loss and are intended to provide gentle direction and lots of compassion. Almost every item provided was gifted by family in the days following Bridget’s birth. We found them helpful and hope those who receive them from us do as well.

Willowgreen  
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.


Growth House  
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

Rainbows
An international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.

Hospice Simcoe
Grief and Bereavement Support

Grief is an individual experience, however it does not need to be done alone. Using a person-centred approach Hospice can provide support unique to the individual’s needs, while offering a community where people can openly share in their grief.


One to One Grief Support 

Hospice Simcoe’s one to one program provides bereaved individuals with grief peer support; whether or not they have had previous contact with Hospice Simcoe. Through this program individuals will receive personalized emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support from one of our compassionate bereavement team volunteers. With a volunteer individuals can safely explore their grief in a safe environment that will help them progress through their journey.


Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Our Mission

Grief matters. Seasons Centre provides peer support and education for children, youth and families facing the death of a loved one.

Our Vision

Building resilience in children, strengthening families and empowering the community to grow from grief.

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children provides peer to peer support groups in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, safe, home like atmosphere for children, teens, young adults and caregivers grieving death of a loved one; supporting them as they adjust emotionally to regenerate a sense of self and reconstruct their world.

Seasons Centre was founded in memory of Jessica (aged 10) and Samantha (aged 12) Ramey. In January 1995, an accident claimed the lives of these two beautiful young girls, from this tragedy the understanding and need for grief support was realized. Photos of Jessica and Samantha sit above the fireplace mantel, Seasons Centre keeps the girls memory alive and stands as a tribute to their legacy. Seasons Centre was founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.

We are funded on the generosity of individuals, corporate, third party, signature event, grants, foundation and gifts from service clubs. We receive no government funding and do not charge a fee for families to utilize our services.


The Centre for the Grief Journey  

The Centre for the Grief Journey offers a variety of resources to grieving people, whether after a bereavement or in the midst of a life threatening situation.

They offer an array of resources utilizing a variety of media. You can choose whether to read a book or article; to watch a video; or to interact with others on our Among Friends group on Facebook.

Also provided are practical and resources to people who want to help people in a situation of loss, whether family and friends, colleagues in the workplace , or professional caregivers like counsellors or clergy, hospitals or hospice, human resources or community support agencies, funeral directors or businesses who have an investment in caring for people in a grief situation.


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