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GriefWords Library

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.  

Helping yourself with grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. 

The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey. Expand the section below to explore resources from around the web.

For and about grieving children and teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.

The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief. 

Funerals, memorials, cremation and related topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death. 

For hospices and other caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss. 

Grief support centres and resources

PACT has a relationship with many grief support centres in the GTA and across Ontario. Please have a look at the map below to gain a better understanding of what resources are available in your specific community.  

Hover your cursor over the markers and click, and a description of services and contact information will appear. Please note that this map functions best in Google Chrome, not Internet Explorer. 

If you as families learn of other organizations that offer support groups or activities at no or minimal cost to families, please let us know so we can review and share. Please email your suggestions to grief.support@sickkids.ca. 

If any providers are offering free sessions in their communities, we will add them to this page but they need to be emailed to grief.support@sickkids.ca more than a month in advance.  We will also send the information out to our bereaved parent list-serve.   

\We take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information received. Please check with the organization's website or contact the organization for more information.

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Discover how SickKids continues to support you and your family after the loss of a child.

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