Need grief and bereavement support?

Hospice Georgian Triangle offers one-on-one support to individuals who want to express their grief and receive suggestions on coping with the huge feeling of loss. These meetings can be at home, in a coffee shop or at Hospice. Length of sessions depends on individual assessments.

After a staff assessment, you will be matched with a trained volunteer for six to eight meetings. You will receive peer support when you are ready to share your grief and allow time for personal reflection. Individual counselling is also offered from staff.


Group grief support

This is a six-week program offered four times a year. These could be general grief support or specific to special groups: spousal loss, parental loss, child loss or adult child loss. This program provides education on what grief is and also draws on peer experience on feelings of loss and how to cope with these feelings of grief.


Seasonal support group

These are unique types of support groups made available at different times of year such as religious celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Bereavement Day to name a few. Discussions focus on how to cope, remember, honour and pay tribute to the loved one who is now gone.

More than 150 individuals receive bereavement and grief support from Hospice Georgian Triangle each year.


Caring for the caregiver

This virtual group offers a safe space for anyone who is caring for a loved one at home with a palliative diagnosis. This group provides education, resources, and emotional support.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: every other Tuesday at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Register with: Jennifer Kerr @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7531 or


Substance related grief group: Adult child loss

A support group for anyone who has had an adult child die as a result of a substance. This online group is a safe space, focused on emotional support, decreasing stigma, and providing resources to one another.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: every other Thursday at 10:00am to 11:30am

Register with: Jennifer Kerr @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7531 or


Grief support for children, youth, and young adults

If you are old enough to love, you are old enough to grieve

Individual Support Sessions
- infants to 25 years

Rapid Response - when a loss is imminent
- available as needed
- infants to 25 years

Seminars and Resource Packages
- designed for adults supporting young people


Men's coffee group

We are offering a virtual men's grief support group. This casual group is open to anyone identifying as male, interesting in connecting with others, while simply enjoying a coffee in the comfort of your own home.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: every other Monday at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Register with: Jennifer Kerr @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7531 or


Spousal Loss Support Group

This online group, running for 8 weeks, is designed for anyone who has lost their spouse and wants to connect with others in a similar situation.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: beginning late January

Register with: Taylor MacIntosh @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7524 or


Life-Limiting Illness Support Group

This online group is open to anyone living with a life-limiting diagnosis, who is looking to connect with others who are on a similar journey. There is great support in connecting with others. There will be opportunities to work on Legacy Projects and discuss the challenges you face.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: starting January 14 @ 11:00am

Register with: Sophie Paquette @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7513 or


"Since the death of my husband John, I have received continuing grief support from Hospice staff. Help is only a phone call away! Respect, dignity and professional care during one’s end-of-life journey matters!" – Susan McKenzie Hough

We’re here to help.