Grief & Bereavement

Grief is a natural response to a loss of any kind. It is an experience that encompasses the whole person. It affects us physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. Grief allows us to do the important work of accepting and processing our loss and it enables us to prepare for life ahead. It is a natural experience and not a problem to be fixed or eliminated. Rather, a grieving person needs a safe and supportive environment in which to experience and explore their grief in a way that makes sense to them.

Register today for our Grief Group coming up this January in Roseneath for 8 sessions in total. Contact us at a.greer@commcare.ca or 1-855-473-8875.

Gratitude to everyone who joined our luncheon in acknowledgment of National Griefand Bereavement Day on Tuesday, November 21st! We’ve served 147 bereavement clients in the past 2 years, with 49 participating in our Grief Group 101. Special thanks to our bereavement volunteers, hospice services, and the incredible team at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.
A shoutout to those behind the scenes and a big thank you to all. Check out this amazing line dancing lesson from three inspiring individuals who found joy in the midst of grief. And to all those that attended, enjoy the pocket hug—a token of remembrance and support. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us!
The theme for the National Grief and Bereavement Day is Reach Out: Support the Grief Journey. This day calls upon us to walk alongside those around us ontheir grief journey.
A special thanks to Volunteer Sharon Anderson who worked tirelessly this weekend to create the beautiful shoe centre pieces. The shoes representing our walk alongside you all.
Our Volunteers

Our bereavement volunteers are trained to be present to another’s struggles and to listen without advising or judging. They respect that every individual grieves differently and at his or her own pace. Clients and volunteers are carefully matched by our staff and we support all traditions, faiths and walks of life. Bereavement support groups provide a structured, supportive environment in which to learn and connect with others who have shared the experience of loss.

We offer bereavement support for up to 13 months after the loss of a loved one.

Contact Us to Register: a.greer@commcare.ca or Phone Locally: 365-400-7580 or Toll Free: 1-855-473-8875.

Printable Version HERE.

Skip to content