Evening drop-in programs for families and teens.

Our evening drop-in programs: The Village and The Hangout, create opportunities for families and teens to connect with others in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our Youth Leaders program allows some of our past youth clients to develop their leadership capacity while supporting other grieving families.


1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB



Explore our Drop-in Programs

The Village

The Village is a semi-regular evening drop-in program for client families. It allows client families to connect in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Village Events:

  • Laser Tag Night 
  • Annual Picnic in the Park

The Hangout

The Hangout is a semi-regular evening drop-in program for teen clients. It allows teens to connect in a relaxed and supportive environment.

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 help to design program activities with the support and guidance of the Children’s Grief Centre staff.

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 others can reduce the sense of isolation and feeling of loneliness that often come with grief.

Accessible to All

The Village is a free drop-in program for our family clients. Group fees are on a sliding scale based on family income. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.

Join a Group

For more information or to get connected to one of our peer groups, call us at 403-263-4525 or email Info@childrensgriefcentre.ca.

The Children’s Grief Centre is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available in front of the building.

Other Supports

Online Resources

Our resource library is an always-evolving collection of resources and information to support individuals and families facing any advanced illness or following a death. The resources are available to everyone and cover various illness, death, and grief topics. Browse the library to find content created by our team, links to resources from other organizations, and book recommendations for all ages.


Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief personally or professionally.