"To the living, I am gone. To the sorrowful. I will never return. To the angry, I was cheated. But to the happy, I am at peace, And to the faithful, I have never left." Margaret Mead
Caring Hearts offers client services, including programs, events and resources to help people coping with grief and loss.
Our annual Camp For Kids is an amazing and life-changing experience for all involved.
In 2017 Caring Hearts began working with provincial and federal government in support of a Missing Persons initiative that provides counselling and support to families of persons who have gone missing in Saskatchewan.
Grieving is a process with twists and turns rather than a straight line.
Bereavement is a major life stressor. The death of a loved one can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those left behind. 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. The journey through grief is different for each person. With understanding and support, most people are able to resolve their feelings and make some sense of their experience over time.
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. For many individuals, group therapy can be more beneficial than individual counselling. While it’s true that each individual is unique and may have unique circumstances with their grief and loss, group counselling serves as a reminder that no one is alone in their struggles.
Our organization exists to ensure individuals, families and communities have access to resources and additional supports during their journey of grief. Our grief groups offer mental health and wellness supports, companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss, and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings. In a group setting, members have the opportunity to share stories openly without judgement, develop skills to help cope with their grief, and build their own network of supports in our community.
Being with those who understand the nature of our loss can bring us healing and comfort. Together we create a circle of Hope – a safe place where we can begin to heal.
We're dedicated to your professional growth and development. Our education sessions cover a variety of topics.
who we are
To enhance mental health healing through education and counselling for those dealing with grief and loss.
A province where everyone is cared for through their journey of grief and loss.
Care ~ Respect ~ Confidentiality ~ Integrity ~ Accountability ~ Transparency
Our values reflect the special work we do and how we go about doing it. We care for our clients and donors as unique individuals, and tailor our programs and services to meet their needs.
Everyone who walks through our doors is treated with dignity and respect, and as part of this we understand the sensitive nature of our work and uphold the confidentiality of our clients, donors, and stakeholders.
This means we hold ourselves to the highest standards of practice and pride ourselves on our principles and professionalism.
Through open and honest communication, we clearly speak to the work we do and how we achieve our goals. We embrace these values each day, and do so with a caring heart.
2020/21 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who govern the activities of the non-profit organization, Individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, who are interested in helping our organization achieve our vision.
Board members serve a term of three years, with an option to renew their commitment for a second term.
Commitment includes two hours per month for meetings, preparation, and consultation, in addition to attendance at regular board meetings. There are a minimum of four board meetings per year, plus the annual general meeting, and a strategic planning session.
Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization consistent with the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core values.
Board members have no authority to act individually in the direction of staff and volunteers, or to act as spokesman for the organization, unless specifically given that authority by the Board.
FREE Online support: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS GRIEF: UNDERSTANDING GRIEF
Caring Hearts has created a few online and print-based resources to reach out to individuals, families, and communities in an effort to offer grief support especially now when the pandemic has limited our ability to gather. Please view the online session about grief and loss to learn more about how to support yourself and/or others through the grief journey. The goal is to help individuals “normalize” the processes of grief and loss. There is no charge to view this online session.
Adult grief journals and grief journals for children: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to pick up your free copy.
This Community Health and Wellness Conversations about Grief and Loss is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.
You can help
There are many ways to support Caring Hearts. You can donate your time by volunteering, donate an item or service through in-kind contributions, or explore matching gifts through your business or employer. Check out all the additional ways YOU can make a difference today!