Youth Bereavement Program

The Youth Bereavement Program was created to provide professional, trusted support for the youth in our community during and after a family member’s death.

We want to create a supportive and safe environment where grieving adolescents have the opportunities to connect with other youth who are also grieving the death of a parent or sibling.

The Nightingale Youth Bereavement Program is designed to provide grief and bereavement support to teenagers/adolescents ages 13 – 19 who have lost a parent or sibling through death. With this program, young people engage in age-appropriate discussions related to their experiences of death in their family, associated feelings, identity development within this new reality, and coping strategies to build/reinforce resilience.

The group will be facilitated by Claire Barron, an experienced adolescent counsellor, as well as two trained volunteers.

Who We Support

    • Teenagers, ages 13 – 19, who have lost a parent or sibling through death


    • Age-appropriate discussions and activities related to their experiences of death in their family
    • Identify feelings and coping strategies to build resilience, and develop identity within this new reality


    • Services will be facilitated through virtual platforms

Date & Time

    • Meetings are one evening per week for eight consecutive weeks (with holiday breaks as required)
    • Please fill out the Contact Form to receive more information on group dates and times.


    • Fill out the Contact Form and select the “Youth Bereavement Program” option on the form


    • Free of charge
    • Donations are welcome and can be made on the Donation Page

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Suicide Bereavement Programs 
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