The journey of grief is as unique as our fingerprints. Grieving is a process with twists and turns rather than a straight line.
There is no timeline for grief and one’s experience can be affected by a variety of factors, including whether or not the bereaved has a support system in place.
This is where we come in.
When facing a life-limiting illness or dealing with a death loss, our team offers a wide variety of care to help families and communities deal with loss, grief, and bereavement. Our focus is to support families and individuals through their own journey of grief – whether that begins at the time of palliative diagnosis, following the loss of a loved one missing or deceased, or through educational opportunities that build capacity and strengthen agencies and communities across the province.
When a person’s grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings are extremely distressing, finding additional support in the form of individual or group counselling can be highly effective. Counselling is an effective way to learn to cope with the stressors associated with the loss and to help manage the symptoms that are being experienced.
In addition to individual sessions, group counselling can be helpful for those who find solace in the reciprocal sharing of thoughts and feelings, and can be essential to the healing process for many.
Thanks to the generosity of the Co-operators, grief support groups are offered at a reduced rate.
Individual counselling is available to people ages 4 and up and to those who have experienced any type of death loss including death due to illness, accident, trauma or a missing person's loss (also known as ambiguous loss).
Your counselling journey is a tailored experience specifically designed to support your needs and assist you through your journey of grief; you may also participate in group counselling supports as part of your healing process. While clients participate in an average of 5 - 6 counselling sessions, your experience will be unique to you.
Counselling is offered as a fee for service and is administered on a sliding payment scale to accommodte all incomes. Fees for your services may be covered by your insurance provider or your Employee Assistance Program.