For further information on

Children's Grief Support

please contact Leanne

at 604-852-2456, ext 418 or


A child old enough to love is old enough to grieve.

All of our Children’s Services can be helpful by allowing children to:

  • Explore feelings in a supportive environment through expressive arts & play

  • Develop skills to deal with grief in safe and healthy ways

  • Meet other grieving children with similar issues and concerns

Lighthouse Children's Grief Group

For children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a friend or family member.

  • ​Sessions in Winter, Spring & Fall for 8 weeks each

  • Topics covered in this group will cover: feelings associated with grief, a focus on anger and how to deal with anger in healthy ways, life cycles, rituals, how to deal with grief as they get older and go through milestones in their lives, and remembering their loved one.

Group Companioning Grief Support

Children get an opportunity spend time with other children who are dealing with grief while being supported by a group of volunteer companions who have been trained by the hospice to provide companioning support for those who are dealing with grief. The children get to do art, play games, or go out to the playground with the companions.

Kids Care: Anticipatory Grief Group

A group for children ages 3-12 who are anticipating the death of a loved one. Like the Group Companioning Grief Support, this group will be child led. The children get to do art, play games, or go out to the playground with volunteer companions. The group runs every 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 3pm-4pm.

Family Art Connections
  • Ages 3-12 years old & their families

  • Art-based session which meets monthly during the Spring & Fall

  • Children and their families will be able to create art together in memory of their loved one.

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