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.


Book club

being mortal book


Please join us for five sessions exploring Atul Gawande's award-winning biography. This book offers insight into experiences of and insights into palliative and end-of-life care in Canada.

Open to anyone in the community - registration required.

Book Club will begin in January 2022.

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.

Register with: Keri-Lyn Durant @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7543 or


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.


Loss through suicide support group

An online support group for people living with loss as the result of death by suicide.

Where: Online (Zoom)

When: Mondays at 2:30pm, starting November 1st.

Register with: Keri-Lyn Durant @ 705-444-2555 ext. 7543 or


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

We’re here to help.