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Grief & Bereavement Support

Support For Adults - Drop In Groups

Please note registration is mandatory to ensure each group is the right fit for you.  Please call 905-387-2448 ext. 2206 or email support@kemphospice.org. All programs are offered at no cost and no previous affiliation with the hospice is required. One-to-one counselling is available (in person if it is safe to do so, or by phone or virtual program).


Across the Wires: A podcast Club About Grief

Across the Wires is our virtual version of a book club. Instead of reading a book together, each week we will be listening to a different podcast that relates to the week’s theme. On Thursday afternoons we will come together to share about our listening experiences, and how these stories may connect with our own. The group space is a confidential setting, where participation in the discussion is voluntary.

Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm on the following dates:

  • April 22nd
  • April 29th
  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • May 27th

Creating Mindfully

Come join us as we create together, share our grief, and practice mindfulness. Each session will have a theme where we take time to create a tool to help us practice mindfulness while we navigate the ever-changing moments of our grief. Held monthly on Saturdays, this will be either held in person or virtually dependent on current Public Health COVID-19 guidelines at time of group offering.

Creating Mindfully will be held on the following dates (Times TBA):

  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21

To RSVP and/or to find out more information contact our Supportive Care Team at support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206.


Connecting Over Coffee
Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month for Connecting Over Coffee, a new virtual-based drop-in group! Individuals grieving a loss of a loved one can come together in a more relaxed setting for conversation and support alongside others who are grieving. Connecting over Coffee is facilitated by trained Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice volunteers.

Connecting Over Coffee is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates:

  • April 13th
  • April 27th
  • May 11th
  • May 25th
  • June 8th
  • June 22nd

To RSVP and receive the secure login information for our virtual meetings connect with our Supportive Care Team at support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206.


Express Yourself! An Arts-Based Grief Group

Sometimes there are simply no words to express our grief. Join local artist Nikki Kingsmill and the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Supportive Care team as we gather and express ourselves through different art mediums and activities. Held monthly on Saturdays, this will be either held in person or virtually dependent on current Public Health COVID-19 guidelines at time of group offering.

Express Yourself! will be held on the following dates (Times TBA):

  • June 12 
  • July 10 
  • August 14 

To RSVP and receive the secure login information for our virtual meetings connect with our Supportive Care Team at support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206.


Music Therapy Group

When we experience the death of a loved one, we may grieve in ways that words along cannot describe. This program offers opportunities for grievers to share, listen, and tell their stories in a supportive environment, using the emotional and creative qualities of music-listening and music-making experiences. Group members will be given time and space to explore/express different themes pertaining to navigating grief during the COVID-19 Pandemic through a combination of verbal discussion and musically-based activities. Music will be used to help participants identify and express their own responses to loss, to connect with others who are also grieving, and to learn and develop additional coping skills and music resources that can be used for continued support through the grieving process.

Location/Dates/Times: (if unknown you can leave blank) Will be virtual or in-person depending on current Public Health guidelines related to COVID-19 (still finalizing the dates/times but it will be happening this summer – we are waiting for the new Music Therapy intern to start with us before we can confirm the best date/time)

To RSVP and/or to find out more information contact our Supportive Care Team at support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206.


Walking Through Grief

Join certified herbalists for a monthly hike while learning more about the herbs and plants that grow naturally around us. This hike is designed for any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Availability of the group will be dependent on Public Health guidelines pertaining to COVID-19.

Walking Through Grief will be held on the following dates (Times TBA):

  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7

To RSVP and/or to find out more information contact our Supportive Care Team at support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206.


New group dates to be announced soon, please check back often.