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Grief & Bereavement Support

Support For Adults - Grief Coaching

For Grievers & For Professionals

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice endeavors to support anyone who is grieving all types of losses. We have dedicated drop in and appointment based times for both individuals who are grieving and for professionals that have clients who are grieving.

Grief Coaching For Professionals

If you work as a teacher, human resource manager, guidance councillor, chaplin or in any position that offers support to youth and adults, our grief coaching can help you help others who are grieving a loss. The grief coaching program aims to provide professionals with a space to discuss specific types of losses your clients may be dealing with and offering methods and strategies that you can learn and then pass on.

Learning how to Help Others is Available the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10 AM – 12PM
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Meeting ID: 875 0907 6039
Passcode: 471922

About Kat Turco, Child/Youth Counsellor and Grief Coach:
Kat completed her Child and Youth Counselling advanced diploma in 2021 at Mohawk College, and is actively completing her BA in Child and Youth Counselling at Humber College. She is a part of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified, and has her safeTALK Suicide Alertness Certificate. Kat creates and co facilities grief groups within Dr Bob Kemp Hospice as well as 1:1 counselling throughout the year. She has co-created Ontario’s first grief text and online chat, and the Dr Bob Kemp Hospice customizable grief Burger Box.

View PDF Here: Grief Coaching

Grief Coaching For Grievers
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.

This program is available every Friday, facilitated by Bereavement Specialist Annie Horton. Through the grief coaching program, our goal is to have you feeling closer to understanding your loss and grief by providing group sessions or one-on-one discussions and practical strategies. This program is designed for folks ages 13+.

The grief coaching program aims to provide clients with:

  • Support in developing methods and strategies for coping with any type of loss and grief including but not limited to the death of a loved one, job loss, relationship loss and pandemic grief.
  • A safe avenue to discuss feelings and emotions
  • Digital resources and workbooks

About Annie Horton, Bereavement specialist and Grief Coach: She has been a team member at DBKH since 2019. Annie is a Bereavement Specialist with death doula training from the Home Hospice Association and is currently completing a certificate in Death, Dying, and Bereavement from Wilfred Laurier’s School of Social Work. Additionally, Annie runs @emerging.grief, DBKH’s Instagram support account, and is a strong, vocal advocate for discussing personal loss, she has been featured in the CBC (radio and digital publication), The Hamilton Spectator, and podcasts such as Good Mourning Podcast and more. For more information on how to register for one-on-one appointments, and for the link to morning drop-in sessions please email

Grief Coaching PDF