Bereavement Support

Offering you comfort and support during one of life’s most difficult experiences, the loss of a loved one.

We offer:

  •  One-to-one support with a Bereavement Coordinator or a trained Peer Support Volunteer.
  • Support groups: Spousal/Partner loss, Adult child loss, Walking groups (open to any loss through death).
  • Information on the grieving process.
  • Lending library, resources and referrals to other support in your community.


Client Stories

Pat finds a way to move forward after the death of her daughter, with the help of her Bereavement Peer Support volunteer, Gail.


Bereavement Peer Support

Our Bereavement Peer Support program assists in normalizing your experience of grief and loss, and provides an opportunity for you to talk about your loss and share your story in a safe, non-judgmental space one-on-one with a specially trained volunteer. Meetings between you and your volunteer can take place in your home or in another mutually agreed upon location.

Online referral form for this program

Volunteer application for this program

To access the program, please contact the Program Coordinator in your area at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127:
Burlington: Dee Kearns x2313
Oakville: Carole LaTour x2312
Milton and Halton Hills: Melinda Brown, x2320


Bereavement Walking Groups

A free walking group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Join trained volunteers for fresh air and exercise with others who are grieving. Share your experiences, receive support, or just walk. Those who wish to, can stay for coffee and further conversation at a local coffee shop at the end of the walk.

Thursday mornings for 12 weeks every Fall, Winter and Spring
10:00am – 11:30am
Begins in the Bronte area (exact meeting place shared upon registration)
To register, contact Nina Page at 905-827-8800 x2316.


Spousal / Partner Loss Support Groups

You’ll have the opportunity to meet others who’ve lost a loved one, share experiences, and explore ways to move through your grief – all in a caring and understanding atmosphere.

Support groups run year round in the Halton area. Times and locations are determined based on the needs of the participants.

To access the program, please contact the Program Coordinator at 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127:
Nina Page x2316

Next Volunteer Training Session

During your training, our amazing and friendly program experts will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be comfortable and effective in the role.

To join us, apply online now and one of our staff members will be in touch to discuss next steps with you.

Next session:
Mondays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
October 15, 2018 to December 3, 2018
2370 Speers Road, Oakville
Apply online now to reserve your spot

Thank You

These services are offered free of charge, through the generosity of our funders, donors and supporters.  Including: