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Support Groups & Events

Grief Writing Workshop: Virtual - Sept. 28-Dec. 14

Debra Balcome at Rain Down Words is hosting an online grief writing workshop through Zoom for anyone who lives with grief, whether from the loss of a loved one or the many losses experienced in life.

The support group will be held over Zoom and will consist of guided meditations and structured writing, to aid in expressing difficult thoughts and feelings associated with grieving. Click here to download the complete description and list of available dates and times, there are both recurring and single session workshops available.

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Registration: https://www.raindownwords.com/grief-loss-four-week-series

For more information, please email: info@raindownwords.com

Grief Education Workshop: Vancouver Oct 24, 31 & Nov 14

Join facilitators Chris Newell and Dr. Catherine Hajnal for this workshop designed for those who want to develop a better understanding of how to help people who are dealing with loss and grief. 

When:  October 24, October 31, November 14, 2020 (three Saturdays)

When: 9:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Downtwon Vancouver, Burrard & Georgia (exact location to be provided after registration)

Cost:  $410 until September 20. $450 until October 10. $480 until October 28. 

Click here for POSTER. Please contact Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society via email at lmgr@lgmr.ca


Inner Wisdom Grief Support Group: Virtual (Vernon) - Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Inner Wisdom Counselling in Vernon is hosting two, six-session online grief support groups this fall.

The support groups will be held over Zoom and facilitated by Alma Jean Inkster, a registered counsellor. Individuals choose either Tuesdays or Thursdays and stay with that group. These will be closed group, not drop in, and clients commit to attending all six sessions.
Registration is limited,

Dates: Tuesdays Sept. 29th to November 3rd or Thursdays Oct. 1st to Nov. 5th.

Location: Zoom Video-conference

Time: 6:30-8pm on Tuesday evenings, 10:30am-12pm on Thursday mornings

Cost: $175 payable by e-transfer at registration 

For more information or to register, please email Alma Jean Inkster at almajean@innerwisdomcounselling.com or by phone at: 250-550-5521

Virtual Webinars & Resources

Living My Culture.ca

Quality palliative care helps you honour your culture, spirituality and traditions. At LivingMyCulture.ca, people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others. Perspectives include First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Italian, Pakistani and Somali. 

Morning Star Lodge

This infographic by Morning Star Lodge at the University of Saskatchewan is a guide for Indigenous Peoples for processing grief and maintaining holistic health during these uncertain times.  Canadian Virtual Hospice and the University of Saskatchewan Medical School were partners in the development of this resource.