Our evening grief groups typically involve 5-10 individuals meeting with 1-2 professional counsellors that specialize in helping families with children and teens adjust to the changes in their lives when someone close to them has died.
All grief groups begin with all participants, counsellors, and volunteers sharing a prepared dinner together before the session commences. Every week, our counsellors explore different grief-related topics through discussion and interactive activities.
This 8-week evening grief group for children in grades 1-6, has a concurrent group for parents/caregivers and presents opportunities for children to meet others who are grieving.
- Topics of discussion in the children’s group may include: exploring the grief process through the lens of children; continued bonds; memory sharing; coping strategies; and fostering resiliency.
- Topics of discussion in the parent/caregiver group may include: examining topics associated with supporting a grieving child; family changes; coping strategies; and self-care.
- Kids Club activities may include: bead program; collage project; and memory sharing night.
Why Group Support
Grief is how we respond when we experience loss. Grief is complicated and there is no one way to experience it. Even members of the same family can grieve differently. Connecting with other people can reduce the sense of isolation and feelings of loneliness that often come with grief.
Accessible to All
Group fees are on a sliding scale based on family income. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.
1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2X8
The Children’s Grief Centre is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available in front of the building.