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.
It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves and each other better.
Open to anyone in the community - registration required.
Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:00 pm, from September 30th until October 28th.
Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Please make sure you have a copy of the book, and that you have a device that supports Zoom.
Walking Through our Grief Walking Group
The Community Support Team is launching a Walking Through Our Grief Walking Group this fall. Please join us for a casual and unstructured afternoon to connect with others who are grieving too.
Mondays at 12:30 pm, held weekly, starting September 20th. No registration is required, just show up!
The first walk is scheduled on Monday September 20th at 12:30pm at the Collingwood Arboretum. We will meet on the Georgian Trail at the North end of Birch St, Collingwood.
Supporting Students Experiencing a Loss
An interactive talk for educators - via Zoom.
Wednesday October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 - 8:30pm
To secure tickets to this FREE event: https://bit.ly/39cAvpf
Grief support for children, youth, and young adults
If you are old enough to love, you are old enough to grieve
Talk-It Tuesdays Interactive Café - no registration required, just drop-in!
7:00 - 8:00 pm - ages 13 to 17
8:00 - 9:00 pm - ages 18 to 25
Wonder Kid Wednesdays - Interactive, creative play
- every second Wednesday
- ages 5 to 12
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
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