Peer support for kids in grades 1 to 6.
Kids Club is an 8-week evening grief group for children in grades 1-6 with a concurrent group for parents and caregivers. The group creates opportunities for children to meet others who are grieving.
What is Kids Club?
Kids Club is an 8-week evening grief group for children in grades 1-6 and has a concurrent group for parents and caregivers. The group presents opportunities for children to meet others who are grieving.
Our evening grief groups typically involve 5-10 individuals meeting with 1-2 professional counsellors specializing in helping families with children and teens adjust to 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 before the session commences. Every week, our counsellors explore different grief-related topics through discussion and activities.
- 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 a bead project, collage, and a memory-sharing night.
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
Group fees are on a sliding scale based on family income. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.