Peer Support

Drop-in Programs

The Village

The Village is a monthly evening drop-in program for client families with children 12 years and younger. It offers an opportunity for client families to connect with one another in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Village activities may include:

  • Movie night
  • Sports themed evening
  • Crafts
  • Annual picnic in a city park

The Hangout

The Hangout is a monthly drop-in program for teens who are grieving after a death or facing the life-threatening illness of someone in their lives. This group offers teens an opportunity to connect with others through activities and discussions.

Youth Leaders

This volunteer leadership program is offered to some of our past youth clients creating an opportunity for them to support grieving families through group activities. The youth leaders design each monthly gathering with the support and guidance of the staff of Children’s Grief Centre.

About Groups

Why Peer-to-Peer Connection

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

The Village is a free drop-in program for our family clients.


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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You might also find these Children’s Grief Centre resources helpful

Practical Resources for Children, Teens, and Families

Our practical tools and resources support individuals, professionals, and community advocates who are grieving or supporting others.

Parent Lunch & Learn Series

Upcoming and recorded conversations, offering brief, concrete, and accessible information to help parents and caregivers navigate new situations with their grief and their children’s grief.