If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call:
North Halton 905-877-1211
Oakville & Burlington 905-849-4541
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) Crisis Line 905-878-9785
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health Crisis
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
Halton Regional Police Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (Non-emergency Phone)
Oakville & Burlington 905-825-4777
North Halton 905-878-5511
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line
SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton Crisis Line)
Canadian Mental Health Association
North Halton 519-853-9793
Oakville (905) 845-3811
Burlington (905) 637-5256 or Toll Free 1-866 -457- 0234
Radius Child and Youth Services
North Halton Mental Health Clinic
Georgetown 905-693-4240 ext. 8402
Acclaim Health offers One-to-one support through their Bereavement Peer Support program; Spousal Loss Support groups; Lending Library open to the community.
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) provides bereavement support through self-aid and mutual aid. BFO affiliates may be found throughout Ontario. To find the affiliate closest to you or to access this organization’s other resources, please visit:
The Coping Centre
The Coping Centre, located in Cambridge, Ontario, offers bereavement support groups for children, teens and adults. They offer numerous online articles about the experience of grieving and how to help grieving individuals.
Heart House Hospice
HHH offers one-on-one bereavement support and bereavement support groups twice yearly in the Northern Peel region. A lending library is also maintained.
Wellspring offers programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. Support extends to bereavement support.
The Center for Loss and Life Transition
Dr. Alan Wolfelt is the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. Dr. Wolfelt’s model of “companioning” versus “treating” people in grief is respected the world over. He offers workshops and trainings for bereavement caregivers. Dr. Wolfelt’s books and DVDs for bereaved children, teens and adults are available through the online shop.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia. This centre provides individual grief support and group support. They have an extensive number of publications and products available for purchase pertaining to grief, loss and bereavement for families and professionals. Online resources include articles about grief and about supporting children and teens.
Helping Grieving Children
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
The Seasons Centre in Barrie, Ontario, provides support groups for greving children, teens and their caregivers at no cost to families. They also have books about grieving for children available for purchase.
705-721-5437 or 1-855-721-5437
The Lighthouse, in Oakville, Ontario, offers grief support for children, teens and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone in their everyday life or are coping with the terminal illness of a family member. They have a community library of books and DVDs about grieving for children, teens and adults that are available to borrow.
The Dougy Centre
The Dougy Center, the national center for grieving children and families in the U.S.A., provides group support for bereaved children, teens, young adults and their families. This center has many wonderful books for children, teens and parents that are available for purchase through their bookstore. They also have online resources, including articles about the grief process and helpful activities for children.
Winston’s Wish is the largest provider of supportive services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the U.K. Their website has numerous articles providing information about grieving children and teens, as well as helpful advice for caregivers on how to talk to children and what is helpful to them.
Skylight is a New Zealand organization whose purpose is to support people facing any kind of tough life situation, whatever their age and whatever the cause. They offer online information about the different ways change, loss, trauma and grief can affect children, teens and adults. It also offers information, resources and ideas about ways to deal with tough times and ways to support people of all ages during difficult times. Helpful books are also available for purchase through an online shop.
National Alliance For Grieving Children
The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.
Fernside is a Cincinnati organization that offers peer support for bereaved children, teens and adults. Online resources include articles about how to help grieving children. Booklets about how to help grieving children are also available for purchase.
Rainbows is an international organization that offers peer support programs for youth and adults. Their support group program is 12 weeks long. It is volunteer- driven and offered at no cost to participants. Their website includes helpful information for parents of grieving children.
Suicide Loss Grief Support
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
This website has a survivor support section that includes suicide grief information and survivor support services for each province.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
This website includes resources for suicide bereaved individuals. Of note, there is a downloadable guide called “Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide”. Other helpful resources include a reading list, websites, and personal stories.
Heartache2Hope is a Halton-based organization that offers open and closed support groups as well as one-on-one support to individuals after a suicide loss.
Durham Distress Centre Suicide Survivor Support
Durham Distress Centre provides a Suicide Survivor Call Out Program; Suicide and Homicide Survivor Support Groups.
Toronto Distress Centre Survivor Support Program
This program offers individualized grief support for survivors of suicide or homicide loss in safe, one on one formats and group support sessions.It has a Suicide Resource Centre.