Peer Support

Common Ground

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. 

Common Ground

This 8-week evening group for teens in grades 7-12 offers a safe place for participants to explore their grief experiences with their peers.

  • Topics of discussion may include: what is grief and its holistic impact; coping strategies; memory sharing; and family changes, both immediate and long term as a result of loss. 
  • Common Ground activities may include: journaling and creative writing; group discussions; 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. 


Children’s Grief Centre
1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2X8
Family & Community Support Services Alberta Health Services
The Children’s Grief Centre is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available in front of the building.

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