Welcome to the Grief in my Backpack school resource!
The Grief in my Backpack resource, developed by the Children’s Grief Centre, equips teachers and community leaders to support grieving students.
Through written, visual, and audio content, you’ll gain or expand your knowledge, language, and tools for supporting youth as they navigate the advanced illness or death of someone close to them.
What Teachers are Saying
Grief in my Backpack is an online, self-guided version of our education programs. Here’s what teachers have said about our in-service consultation, training, seminars and accredited workshops.
More More! Loved it so much! Thank you.
Increased awareness and identifying the person’s needs and different terminology associated with grief.
So many great activities and strategies to use in my work. Lots of helpful, new information.
Great strategies for direct one-on-one with students, working with families, and educating other “key players.”
Three centres of excellence.
What Hospice Calgary Offers
- Child & Family Grief Counselling through the Children’s Grief Centre: We provide programs and services that guide grieving children, teens, and families as they face advanced illness and life after the death of someone close to them (including sudden or accidental deaths).
- Support during Advanced Illness through Living with Advanced Illness Centre: We offer individual and group support for those living with advanced illness.
- End-of-Life Care through Rosedale Hospice: Located in the quiet NW neighbourhood of Rosedale, we provide 24-hour end-of-life care for adult cancer patients.
- Education: We offer presentations and accredited workshops and can deliver them to groups and schools, customizing the content, location and format to the audience.
- Resources: We develop information, tools and resources for grieving children, teens, and their families, as well as for those living with advanced illness and their family members. Our resources are also available to support volunteers, professionals and community advocates in their day-to-day work.
Visit the Hospice Calgary homepage at www.hospicecalgary.ca/
To help families and individuals achieve support, hope & well-being through compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care.
To be an innovative leader for compassionate, holistic, family-centred end-of-life and bereavement care.
Compassion • Dignity • Empathy • Equality • Ethical Practice • Family-Centred Care • High Quality Service • Inclusiveness • Integrity • Respectfulness
We formally recognize the unique and enduring relationship between this land and the Indigenous Peoples of this place. Because of this relationship, we have this land to gather on in the way that we do today. In the spirit of reconciliation, we invite you to reflect on what it means to acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.