Bereavement Support

You have heard that saying about taking a village to bring up a child; well it also takes that same village to support someone who is grieving. There are many community supports in York Region for individuals and families who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, and each organisation offers slightly different supports to best suit your needs.

  • 1:1 counselling
  • Group and peer support with individuals who are in a similar situation as yourself
  • Wellness programs which can include yoga and mindfulness for grief support
  • School programs for elementary and high school aged children, that can include art therapy, groups and individual or family support
  • Legacy work and memorial activities to honour your loved one.

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Services Available:

Doane House Hospice

  Individual Counselling

  Group Support

  Services offered free of charge

Doane House Hospice is dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, and grief and bereavement support for those dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Programs include; art therapy, specialized grief support groups, and care-giver support.

Evergreen Hospice

  Individual Support

  Group Support

  Services offered free of charge

Evergreen provides support to people of all ages coping with the death of a loved one while respecting their culture, faith and language.The grief process may present peaks and valleys. Our services are designed to provide support, guidance and education.We offer individual support, support for children and youth, support groups and a wide variety of resources.

Griefshare at Northridge Community Church Salvation Army

  Individual Counselling

  Group Support

  Services offered free of charge

GriefShare is a support group to help anyone 18 years or older find comfort, answers and hope after the death of a friend or family member, whether recent or years ago. The program is 13 weeks, with start points throughout the year. Each session is two hours and includes a video on grief-related topics, guided discussion based on the video, and short study exercises for the week ahead. The program is sponsored by Northridge Community Church Salvation Army, Aurora, but participants do not have to attend Northridge or any church. For more information contact Ruth Whitt at knitwhitt47@rogers.com or go to griefshare.org.

Hope House Community Hospice

  Individual Support

  Group Support

  Services offered free of charge

Exceptional care & compassionate support during illness or loss.

For over 37 years, Hope House Community Hospice has provided support, at no cost, to those diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, family caregivers and those who are bereaved. Our professional staff and network of dedicated volunteers provide the community with innovative programs and seamless access to information. Our bereavement and caregiver programming includes support groups and supportive counselling for adults, children and youth. Also available are wellness programs such as yoga, meditation, Qigong, etc.

Hospice Georgina

  Individual Counselling

  Group Support

Services offered free of charge

Hospice Georgina supports people coping with a life-limiting illness or experiencing the loss of a loved one. Hospice helps people live each day of their lives to the fullest extent possible. Our concern is for the person, not the disease. We focus on family and friends, not just the individual, and emphasize the quality of life more than the duration.

Programs include; Individual counselling, wellness groups, specialized grief support groups, and care-giver support.

Margaret Bahen Hospice

  • Referral through medical professionals

Margaret Bahen Hospice is a residential hospice that provides 24 hour palliative care services to individuals with a life-limiting illness in a home-like environment. The hospice is located in Newmarket and we welcome residents that live within the York region. Our hospice offers 10 private suites where residents, and their families, can stay in the final stage of their life, at no cost to the resident. Each room includes an adjustable hospital bed for the resident, an additional Murphy-style bed for loved ones who wish to stay overnight and a private washroom. The hospice also has a shared kitchen and dining area as well as shared common space available for all of our residents. In addition to palliative care services, we offer a range of housekeeping, recreational and support services to our residents as well as their caregivers and family members.

Fee Per Service

The Heart Collective – Jo-Ann McRogers

  Individual Counselling

  Group Support

  Fee per service

Grief is a sneaky bastard.  Are you having difficulty focusing, sleeping or relating to others?  Are sadness and isolation dominating your life?  Your Grief Journey is unique and individual.  Jo-Ann can guide you through your experience of Loss and Love.  Change the trajectory of your grief.

There is a tragic place where birth and death intersect.  Mourning a loss without time and memories requires sensitive support.  For this reason Jo-Ann also offers specialized services for Pregnancy and Early Infant Loss. She has trained as a Stillbirth Doula and Early Loss Specialist and will tenderly support your grief.

Laura Higgins – Life Celebrant

  Individual Counselling

  Fee per service

Are you searching for meaningful ways to honour the life of your loved one and to express your love and your grief for them? Here are some ways I can help:

  • Write and officiate a unique and personal ceremony that evokes what they meant to you, whether they died recently or long ago
  • Guide you as you create your own tributes and activities
  • Create personal remembrance practices to help you cope with your grief
  • Whether they lived only a few weeks or 100 years, together we can remember them well and honour all that they meant to you.

Newmarket Psychotherapy Team

  Individual Counselling

  Fee per service

At Newmarket Psychotherapy Team, we are more than a group of clinicians sharing space. We are a collective of practitioners who strongly value collaboration in order to meet our clients’ needs. And it’s why the word team lives in our name.

Since the outset, the vision has been to establish a group of mental health professionals who together share the same passion and integrity for their psychotherapeutic work and who are committed to helping you find peace in your journey.

We strive toward this goal by providing a safe and accepting environment for everyone. We would be honoured to hear from you and to help support you.

 

 

 

Cricket-Olivia Forfar – Self-Mastery Coach

  Individual Support

  Group Support

  Fee per service

More Information – Video

Grief and Trauma Recovery

Unresolved Grief and Trauma are the number one reason people become ill.

Your biochemistry becomes affected; your entire system is compromised and over time begins to breakdown.

Grief is an appropriate, multi-faceted, emotion-based response to any form of loss.

Trauma can be anything from witnessing a horrific event to being emotionally neglected as a child, the latter being the most common form of trauma and least diagnosed. The important aspect of trauma is the imprint the trauma leaves inside of you.

For a Complimentary Break Through Consultation Session please use the email below.

Email: cricket@myselfmasterycoach.com

End Of Life Doula Directory:

Michael Brook:

https://atranquilpassage.com/

  • Individual counselling
  • Family support
  • Fee for service

michael@atranquilpassage.com

Denyse Burns :

https://dying2talk.com/

  • Individual counselling
  • Family support
  • Fee for service

Individual Doula Services

  • Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care and Consent:
  • Dignity therapy
  • Assess family needs,
  • Sitting vigil at bedside, Compassionate emotional care
  • Dying to Talk Workshops
  • Facilitate End of Life Conversations

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Serving The Toronto area & virtually across Canada & USA

1-917-975-8923

Julie Cryns:

  • Individual counselling
  • Family support
  • Fee for service

As a certified grief educator, Julie supports families before and after a loss, offering them insights into the process and strategies to help them move forward in their grief. 

WISHSTONE:

https://wishstone.ca/

  • Individual counselling
  • Family support
  • Fee for service

We are here to improve the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual quality of life for the living, the dying and the grieving through:

  • Informed dialogue and guidance to clarify and document end-of-life wishes
  • Holistic support, care and comfort to the dyingerson and their family
  • Compassionate practical and emotional support in times of loss and grief