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Grief and Bereavement

Grief Group

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home

In Person - Free of charge

Tender Hearts - David Kessler

Online Group - Fee for use

Pet Loss

Pet Urn

University of Guelph Vetrinary Clinic Resources

Helping a Friend Grieve

Supportive Friend

Video - Megan Devine

Speaking Grief

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Speaking Grief Documentary, Stories, Experts & Resources

Suicide Loss

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Heart 2 Hope

Distress Centre of Greater Toronto - Suicide Loss Survivor Support Program

Alliance for Hope - For Suicide Loss Survivors

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

American Association for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Association of Suicidology

Clinicians Training and Resources

The Center for Prolonged Grief

BON Education & Resources

PESI (Courses, Educational Products)

Center for Loss & Life Transition (Wolfelt)

Canadian Virtual Hospice (Courses and Conferences)

Sick Kid, Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health (Children's grief and bereavement certificate program)

Andrea Warnick Consulting (Education and Counselling)

David Kessler Training (Grief Educator Certification)

Authentic Happiness - Testing, education

Additional Loss Resources

Open To Hope

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Bereavement Ontario Network

Ontario Funeral Service - Grief Resources

Lighthouse - For Grieving Children and Families

Child & Infant Loss

The Compassionate Friends (Peer support for the loss of a child)

Parents of Murdered Children

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL)

Children, Teens          & Loss

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Children and Youth Grief Network

National Alliance For Children's  Grief

Andrea Warnick Consulting
Resources, Counselling Education & Support for Grieving Children

Website for supporting grieving children.
Canadian Virtual Hospice

Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Teens

Sesame Street Workshop Video - When Families Grieve

Transitions LifeCare 
Resources for Teens and children

The Children's Grief Foundation of Canada

Recommended Books for Children & Parents


A Parents Guide to Raising Grieving Children: by Phyllis Silverman (Ages 19+)

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories by Audrey Penn (Accident, share stories & appreciate memories)

Death of a Cupcake by Susan Nicholas (Life, loss and grief from a child's perspective)

Children Also Grieve by Linda Goldman (Age 9-12yrs)

Grandad's Island by Benji Davies (Loss of grandad)

Ida, Always by Caron Levis and Charles Santosos (Sickness and loss)

I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm (Loss of a pet)

I Miss You by Pat Thomas (Understanding death and feeling of loss) (Ages 4-8yrs)

It's OK that You're Not Ok: by Megan Devine (Ages 19+)

Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie (Ages 4-8yrs)

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine: Your Activity Book to Help When Someone Has Died by Winston’s Wish

One Wave at a Time by Holly Thompson (Emotions and healing)

Samantha Jone's Missing Smile by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus (Coping with the loss of a parent)

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Somene You Love by Earl A Grollman (Ages 13-18yrs)

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen (Ages 9-12)

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia (Ages 9-12 ++)

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (Girl struggles with death of her Father)

The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman (Ages  13-18yrs)

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (Difficult Emotions)

The Memory Box by Joanna Rowland (Child processing death by creating a box of mementos)

The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic (Loss of mother)

The Secret C: Straight Talking about Cancer by Julie A. Stokes (Ages 7-10 yrs & 13-18yrs)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Brown and Marc Brown (Topics like what is dead/alive, feelings, how to say goodbye & remembrance) (Ages 4-8yrs)

When A Parent is Sick: Helping Parents Explain Serious Illness to Children by Joan Hamilton (Ages 19+yrs)

When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change by Marge Heegaard

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

Caregivers and Grief

The Kitchen Widow - Website & Video (What 40 Steps Taught me About Love and Grief)

Option B - Topics covered (Grief & Loss, Health, Illness & Injury, Abuse & Sexual Assault, Divorce & Family Challenges, Incarceration, Raising Resilient Kids, Resilience


Canada Resource Centre for Victims of Crimes

Homicide and Grieving A Survival Guide

If The Media Calls 

Victim Services (Ontario)

Victim & Witness Assistance Program (ON)

Parents of Murdered Children

Mother's Against Drunk Driving

Office For Victims of Crime (US based)

The Compassionate Friends (Peer support for the loss of a child)

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Open Closet

Loving Couple

Rainbow Health Ontario

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Rainbow Railroad

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Alzheimer's Society

Research Institute on Ageing

Province of Ontario Information for Seniors

Positive Approach to Care - Teepa Snow
Dementia education and Support

Dementia & Ageing 

Thinking Man on Couch

Mental Health

Crisis Services Canada

Mental Health Supports - Ontario Government 

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Lifeline Canadian Foundation

Connex Ontario
Mental Health, Addiction, Gambling

Addictions - Breaking Free (Free online program)

Wellness Together Canada

Distress and Crisis Ontario

Mental Health Commission

Option B - Topics covered (Grief & Loss, Health, Illness & Injury, Abuse & Sexual Assault, Divorce & Family Challenges, Incarceration, Raising Resilient Kids, Resilience

If you are experiencing Violence. Ontario

Kid's Help Talk Line

M.I. Understanding
Children's Mental Heath Education and Resources

Kid's Mental Health