Grief and Loss Supports


"Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. 
Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming. 
All we can do is learn to swim."

- Vicki Harrison 


Upcoming Virtual Grief Support Programs:


For general summer programming such as art and music classes, games day and the Ask the Expert series, click here


Grief Support for Adults & Youth 


Fall Programming Coming in October 


Grief can be one of life's most difficult journeys and one that you need not travel alone.  Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your story with others who have experienced a similar loss.

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice is dedicated to providing quality, volunteer-based bereavement support services to individuals and their families in Hamilton, free of charge.

Goals of the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Bereavement Program:

  • To provide a safe space to explore grief, however, works best for the individual

  • To reduce isolation by connecting with other bereaved people

  • To normalize the grief experience

  • To nurture the resiliency of bereaved people by identifying their own inner resources and coping

Our 1:1 peer mutual support program will match you with one of our trained bereavement volunteers, who have experienced a similar loss experience.  Clients and volunteers usually meet once a week for approximately 12 sessions.

Although all of our inperson groups have been cancelled our bereavement team for children, teens, families and adults are working hard to bring you support virtually. This is available in groups and on-to-one. For adults, If you are interested in pursuing individual support, please contact our Bereavement and Supportive Care Manager, at 905 387-2448 ext. 2206 or email  For chidren and families please contact Susan Repa at 905-387-2448 ext 2230 or email

Please also see other avenues of support available on our website under Resources