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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 Helkaa, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x 2323

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Parent and Guardian Loss Bereavement Support Group

Our Parent & Guardian Loss Bereavement Support Group is tailored to a specific type of loss.  Participants have all faced the loss of a parent, step-parent, grandparent, primary caregiver or guardian. This 8 week, group offers a platform for individuals to share their experiences of loss and grief with others who have undergone similar challenges and can share their personal experiences, ways of coping and helpful resources.


April 24th to June 12th, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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

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.


Fall 2024

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 and 4th Monday of the Month, 6:30 – 8pm

Spousal / Partner Loss 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.


Location: Oakville

Wednesdays, March 27, 2024 – May 15, 2024 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

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, 7:00-8:00pm from October to June

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.


Thursdays at 10am, April 18 – June 20, 2024

Adult Child Loss
Support Group

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


Tuesdays, September 17 – November 5  from 6:00-7:30pm

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

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