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Programs & Services

Grief Support Program

Grief counselling for adults in the Calgary Zone who have experienced the death of a family member or significant other. Currently offering in-person and some virtual services. The program is not a crisis service.

The Grief Support Program offers individual and group services.

All new clients must attend individual counselling to determine which counselling services would be most helpful including the possibility of group. Daytime appointments are available. All counsellors have specialized training and skills in grief and bereavement care. Services are offered in a safe, supportive and healing environment. (In person and some online)
Grief groups are offered from September to June each year.

All clients need to be seen individually for counselling first and if group is an appropriate invervention, they will be registered by their grief counselor. Those attending a grief group can expect to meet others who share similar experiences and losses. Groups run one time per week for six weeks.

The types of groups offered are:

  • loss of a Partner
  • loss of Child
  • loss of Sibling
  • loss of Parent
  • mixed loss groups to support other types of losses

Each group is led by one of the counselors and has 2 - 3 trained volunteers, many who have come through the program themselves. Groups are offered in the afternoons and early evening times. The program is augmented by donation funding. Tax deductible donations to the Grief Support Program are appreciated.

Contact Details

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

Location Info
Bob Glasgow Grief Support Centre, 3rd Floor
1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2T 5C7

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Patient pay parking

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 4:00 pm


 Above times are office hours. Most grief groups are offered in the evening.

Service Providers May Include
grief counsellors, psychologists, social workers

18 years of age and older. Live in the Calgary Zone.

Bereavement (death related loss) only.

Referral Needed

Self referral only.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

At the time of booking an appointment the receptionist will need information such as:

  • Alberta Health Care number
  • legal name, date of birth, address and phone number
  • type of loss experienced

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Cancellation / waitlist available. There is usually a wait to be seen but, if clients wish to go on our waitlist we do our best to get people in as soon as possible.


No fees. The program is augmented by donation funding. Tax deductible donations to the Grief Support Program are appreciated.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services