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"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

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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.

 

We offer group counselling and education programs for families as well as  agencies  including webinars to support those struggling to cope with loss.

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

Our Mission

 

To enhance mental health healing  through education and counselling for those dealing with grief and loss.

Our Vision


A province where everyone is cared for through their journey of grief and loss.

We believe:

  • All people requesting any service at Caring Hearts should be treated with respect and understanding so that their integrity, dignity, and self-respect will be maintained.

  • The primary function of our service is to provide education, programs, and services for those dealing with grief and loss.

  • In open and ongoing communications with our clients, their significant others, and health care professionals through our services.

  • In utilizing community facilities/agencies that are intended to support our clients through their healing journey.

Our Values

Care

We build open and honest relationships with our clients and the community we serve. We are committed to providing resources for grief and loss. We ensure confidentiality, respect personal values, and provide the time and compassion to help clients manage their needs.

Respect

We care about one another and about our workplace. We foster an open and inclusive environment that embraces diverse cultural heritage and opinions; we learn, work, and support each other as one team.

Integrity

We go above and beyond what is normally expected to achieve excellence in our services. We accomplish this by maintaining high standards, strong competencies and committed partnerships, and by being responsive and accessible.

Accountability

We are committed to being accountable and transparent. We are honest with one another. We hold ourselves to high standards of ethical behaviour and take responsibility for our actions.

Transparency

We are transparent, open, and honest in our decision making, communication and relationship-building.

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.

 

New Spring and Summer Caring Hearts Day Grief Camps for Kids!

This year we are excited to offer a wide-range of daytime age-specific programs with the team of psychologists and professional counsellors at the Joshua Tree Learning Centre. 

Read the Press Release

Youth Program Details including registration

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.

More information about this session.

Adult grief journals and grief journals for children: Please email contactus@caringheartssk.ca 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.

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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!

 

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