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Bereavement Support Groups

Meet others who’ve lost a loved one and share your experience in our bereavement support groups.

Our support groups give you the opportunity to meet others who are grieving the death of a loved one, share experiences, and explore ways to move through your grief – all in a caring and understanding atmosphere.

Support groups run all year round across Halton and may focus on a particular type of loss (spousal loss, loss of an adult child).

These groups are offered free of charge through the generosity of our volunteers, funders and donors.

To register for a group please contact:
Peggy ten Brinke, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x 2323

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Coffee & Conversation
Virtual Drop-in Support Group

For those grieving the death of a loved one.

Join us in this virtual support group and find comfort and support in a caring and understanding atmosphere.

Registration is open, and you can join at any time during the session.


3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 – 8pm

New! Mixed Loss Virtual Support Group

This group is open to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. A safe and supportive space to talk about your experience, learn more about the grieving process and gain support from others.


Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20 from 6:30-8:00pm

Young Adult Grief Chat
Virtual Support Group

A monthly drop-in support group for people under the age of 40 for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.


2nd Monday of the Month, 6:30 – 8pm

Spousal / Partner Loss
Virtual Support Group

The loss of a husband, wife or partner can be devastating.  Join others who are living with loss to share experiences and heal.
Groups run in 8 week sessions throughout Halton in the fall, winter and spring.


Tuesdays, April 4 May 23 from 6:30 – 8pm

Parenting After Loss: A Group for Dads

Join us for a monthly drop-in virtual support group open to dads residing in Ontario who are
parenting children 0-18 years after losing their partner or spouse. The group provides the
opportunity for gently structured discussion about a variety of topics related to parenting grieving children and is facilitated by staff trained in supporting children and adults through grief and bereavement.


First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 – 8:00 pm, starting October 5th

Bereavement Walking Group

A free walking group for adults 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 simply just walk with others who understand.

COVID-19 protocols are in place and group size is limited to 25 maximum.


Thursdays at 10am, starting April 20th until June 22nd

New! Bereavement Singing Group

This summer, we will be hosting a music-based bereavement support group. Led by our music therapist Meredith Woodiwiss (RP Qualifying, MTA), we will explore singing, songwriting, drumming, listening to music, and more. Join to experience the natural stress-relieving qualities of music making, discuss practical musical strategies for coping and wellness, and meet others who have experienced loss.

No musical experience needed- come with an open-minded and a water bottle, ready to make some noise. We will make music for an hour, then have thirty minutes to socialize and enjoy refreshments.


Sessions will occur on May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3 from 6:30-8:00 at Patty’s Place inside the Walmley Club. Maximum eight participants.

To register for this group please contact: Meredith Woodiwiss, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x 2453

Adult Child Loss
Virtual Support Group

It is particularly difficult to lose an adult child.  Join other parents who have experienced this loss to share experiences and heal.


Fall 2023, dates to be confirmed

This program is supported in part through the generosity of our funders and donors, including the

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