What's new at the Centre for Grief and Healing?

We have updated our programs to better reflect the needs of the community, added many more wonderful events such as our Grief Talks and Healing Through Art, and completely updated our website to reflect all of our new and exciting programs & services.

Check out our website here!
Our groups are changing in order to better meet the needs of our participants!

Starting September 2019, our groups are as follows:

Mixed Loss Group: Every Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Child Loss Group: Every Other Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Partner Loss Group: Every Other Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Youth & Young Adult Group : Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

For more information, please click on the flyer to the right, or visit our website!
"I completed my volunteer training in January 2019 and have been volunteering with the Centre for Grief & Healing since then. I attended group regularly for approximately a year following the death of my father. As I was moving through my own grief journey I wanted to find a way to give back and help others the way that I had been helped. Volunteering with the Centre for Grief & Healing was a great way for me to do that.

My favourite part of volunteering is meeting all the great people who are going through what I went through and being able to offer them some encouragement that they are strong enough to make it through. One thing about grief & bereavement that I would like our participants/members to know is that everyone’s grief journey is different with no set timeline. You can’t avoid it as much as you may want to – you can only move through it until eventually you get to the other side. One suggestion I would make to new potential volunteers is do it!!! Not only does it provide an opportunity for you to help others – it will enrich your own life." - Melisa Gust

We would like to give a huge thank you & recognition to Melisa for her dedication and ongoing successes in her volunteer role. She is truly such an integral part of our volunteering team. Thank you for all that you do!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and making an impact in your community, please visit our website to get started!
We are excited to introduce our newest series, Grief Talks.

Grief Talks brings people together to learn more about finding hope, healing and growing through your grief.

Please join us for our first ever Grief Talk on September 19th, 2019 hosted by our wonderful guest speaker Carlayne Gilbertson, Founder of The Worthy Widow, to discuss the topic, Finding Your Inner Warrior.

For more information, please click on the flyer to the left, or visit our website now to register!
Join us for a creative night of healing!

Art has been proven to reduce both stress and anxiety, while allowing a creative outlet for our grief.

Our first Healing Through Art night will be on October 17th, 2019 and the sessions theme will be Beading with Love . October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month at the Centre for Grief & Healing, and this session will be dedicated to those who have lost an infant or child.

For more information, please click on the flyer to the right, or visit our website now to register!
Community Spotlight:
Hatch Yoga
We are excited to announce a community partnership with Hatch Yoga to offer 20 of our participants a free candle lit yoga class! We wanted to give Hatch Yoga a special thank you for their generous support. If you're interested in yoga, now is a great opportunity to try it!

For more information about Hatch Yoga, visit their website , or click on their flyer to the right!
Loving Memory Ceremony
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Loving Memory Ceremony on December 3rd, 2019 at the Unitarian Congregation Mississauga.

This year, the event will include the Loving Memory Tree, a Scroll of Memories, a performance by the Mississauga Children's Choir and much more!

For more information or to register for the event, please visit our website!
National Bereavement Day
For the first time ever and in honour of National Bereavement Day, the Centre for Grief and Healing will be piloting a Tree Planting Project to help raise awareness about our organization and grief issues in our community!

Keep your eye out for more details on how to purchase and plant a tree in memory of your loved one, while also supporting our mission to provide free grief support to our community.

Community Spotlight:
Modo Yoga
As part of our September Celebration of National Yoga Awareness month, we have partnered with Moda Yoga to provide 70 free one-week yoga passes from Modo Yoga Square One! Participants can come in throughout the month of September and grab a pass for free - get yours soon before they're all gone.

A very special thank you to Modo Yoga Square One for their kindness! For more information about this incredible yoga studio, visit their website.