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.

Contact: Taylor McIntosh, mcintosht@hospicegeorgiantriangle.com or 705-444-2555 ex 7524.

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.

Contact: Taylor McIntosh, mcintosht@hospicegeorgiantriangle.com or 705-444-2555 ex 7524.

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)

Register with: Sophie at paquettes@hospicegeorgiantriangle.com 705-444-2555 ex. 7531.

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

Contact: Taylor McIntosh, mcintosht@hospicegeorgiantriangle.com or 705-444-2555 ex 7524.

Men's coffee group

We are offering a 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.

Where: Campbell House, Hospice Georgian Triangle

When: every Monday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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

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 McIntoshT@HospiceGeorgianTriangle.com.

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

Our grief and bereavement support group runs for 8 weeks and is designed for anyone who has experienced lost through death and wants to connect with others in a similar situation.

Where: Campbell House, Hospice Georgian Triangle

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

Life-Limiting Illness Support Group

Our life-limiting illness support 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: Campbell House, Hospice Georgian Triangle

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

"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.