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Programs & Services


Grief Support Program

Grief support and counselling for adults who have experienced the death of a family member or significant other.

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. Daytimes and limited evening 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.

Grief groups are offered from September to June each year. All group participants need to be pre-registered by their grief counselor prior to attending a group.

Those attending a grief group can expect to meet others who share similar experiences and losses. The groups run one time per week for Six weeks.

The types of groups offered are:

  • loss of a Partner
  • oss of Child
  • oss 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.

Access
Service Providers May Include
grief counsellors, psychologists, social workers
Eligibility

18 years of age and older.

Service Access

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

Please note that due to COVID-19 services are offered virtually. Please call the front desk for details.

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

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