Griefwalk was born in 2010 out of the desire to care for the brokenhearted; those who are grieving and mourning over life’s losses. In a world that is often grief avoidant, we want to offer a safe place to find understanding, hope, care and compassion on your journey.
We believe that we can all experience healing from life’s losses. We also believe that the work of healing is done better with other people, who understand and provide a compassionate and open heart, in a place of refuge where healing can be supported.
No matter where you are on your grief journey, we offer the following programs, groups and resources to help.
- Bereavement Loss Support Groups
- Companion Support
- Grief Counselling Referrals
- Educational Seminars
- Unemployment Support
- Resource Library
Groups meet weekly for 8 weeks. They are offered in the spring and fall, free of charge.
Fall 2019 groups begin the week of Sept. 23.
NEW: We now offer a new monthly, peer-based support group for caregivers of children and teens with special needs. It’s a safe place to cope with grief and life losses, share experiences, learn and support each other.
“I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the Griefwalk ministry and all the work you and the volunteers do. When I was in the program, Griefwalk felt like a spa for the soul. I was in awe of how powerful that sense of calm I felt when I walked into the meeting room, and it’s because of the atmosphere that you and the facilitators worked so hard to create for us, as well as the support from everyone else in our group. I love volunteer-led programs, as well as peer-to-peer support, and I believe in them wholeheartedly.” – DanaFIND A GROUP
I believe grief is a process that involves a lot of time, energy and determination. I won’t “get over it” in a hurry, so don’t rush me!
I believe grief is intensely personal. This is my grief. Don’t tell me how I should be doing it. Don’t tell me what’s right or what’s wrong. I’m doing it my way, in my time.
I believe grief is affecting me in many manys. I am being affected spriritually, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally. If I’m not acting like my old self, it’s because I’m not my old self and some days I don’t understand myself.
I believe I will be affected in some way by this loss for the rest of my life. As I get older, I will have new insights into what this death means to me. My loved one will continue to be part of my life and influence me until the day I die.
I believe I am being changed by this process. I see life differently. Some things that were once important to me aren’t any more. Some things I used to pay little or no attention to are now important. I think a new me is emerging, so don’t be surprised – and don’t stand in the way.