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Bereavement Loss Support Groups

We offer a wide range of groups and other supports to help you along your grief journey. There is no cost to most of our groups unless materials are required. The exception to that is Healing with Horses. We invite you to read a little bit about what we offer and connect with us if you are interested in any of these options. Prior to joining any group there is an interview process in order for us to gain a better understanding of your loss and what supports you could use. We can begin with a conversation (email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca to set something up) or you can let us know a little bit about you by filling out this form.

Mixed Loss Grief Support Groups

  • Thursdays | Sept. 9 – Oct. 28 | 7-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays | Oct. 13 – Dec. 1 | 7-8:30pm

If you have suffered a loss, such as a parent, sibling, friend, spouse … we offer a program to help you understand your grief while providing a safe place for you to embrace your loss and find healing. We use a peer-to-peer-based approach with two trained support facilitators. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are grieving a death and talk about thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for adults over the age of 18. There is no charge for this group.

To inquire about a Mixed Loss group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca


Widows’ Bereavement Support Group

Tuesdays | Sept. 14 – Nov. 2 | 1-2:30pm

If you have lost your husband or partner, we offer a program to help you understand your grief while providing a safe place for you to embrace your loss and find healing. We use a peer-to-peer-based approach with two trained support facilitators. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are also grieving and talk about your thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for women over the age of 18.  There is no charge for this group.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca


Loss through Suicide or Drug Overdose Support Group

Mondays | Sept. 27 – Nov. 15 | 7-8:30pm

This group is for those who have experienced a loss through suicide or a drug overdose. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are grieving a similar death and talk about thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for adults over the age of 18 and will be led by trained support facilitators. There is no charge for this group.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca


Stepping Stones: Exploring Jesus in Our Grief 

Thursdays | Jan. 20 – March 10, 2022 | 7-8:30pm

This is a safe place to meet Jesus in your grief. He was no stranger to loss and pain. Join us as we explore the Bible and find Jesus in our sorrow. With His healing, and love, we can find healing, redemption, and grace, helping us heal our hurts and pain, reconcile a new life as we learn to grieve, and find our new way. With Jesus.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca


1:1 Virtual Grief Companioning

Ongoing

If you are over the age of 18 and have experienced the recent loss of a loved one (spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend etc), you will be matched 1-1 with a trained volunteer grief companion who will offer you support either over the phone or through video conferencing. Please note, we are not therapists, counsellors or mental health professionals. We offer a peer-based support to walk this leg of the journey with you. You are not alone; we are here to help. This is a free service.

If you would like to be matched with a Grief Companion, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca


Healing with Horses

Fridays | Sept. 17 – Oct. 8 | 2-4:30pm | Cost: $120

Click here for more information about this special program.


*We value your privacy, and in all our groups we strive to create a safe and comfortable place to share. No online sessions/groups will ever be recorded.