Hummingbird Centre for Hope

Resources

Resource tab – separate from the Covid resources

Grief Resources

MyGrief.ca

MyGrief.ca can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. MyGrief.ca has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives (see Who developed MyGrief.ca). It is not meant to replace professional counselling or other health care services.

Widowed Parent
Our program is dedicated to supporting mothers and fathers who have lost their spouse/partner and are raising children on their own.

We understand that life as a widowed parent can feel isolating and overwhelming.  While grieving your own loss, you must guide your children through their grief and adapt to being an “only parent.”

National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children understands the unique challenges that children face when losing someone close to them and the organization has created wide-ranging educational resources for those looking to provide comfort to them. Through the comprehensive network of volunteers, the NAGC has done an incredible job of assisting children with loss.

Soaring Spirits International

Connecting widowed people with each other

Also offer Camp Widow

Camp Widow® is a unique and incredible experience. This innovative program provides practical tools and research-informed resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner.  Comes to Toronto, ON every November

Refuge in Grief 

Refuge in Grief focuses on assisting those individuals who are coping with an unexpected or out-of-order death, life-changing illness or injury, and other events that may be related to coping concerning something not foreseen. Their timely aid has assisted countless individuals across the country and can prove to be integral to not feeling alone.

Waterloo Region Suicide Support Council

We work to reduce suicide and it’s impact on individuals, families, and communities.

Anxiety Canada

Expert tools and resources to help Canadians manage anxiety.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.

Kids Grief Resources

Kids Grief

KidsGrief.ca is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.

The Dougy Center

The Dougy Center has built renown around their services in helping children, teenagers, and young adults overcome grief and death through peer support groups, education, and training.

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The Lighthouse

Peer support for grieving children, youth and their families
Grief Library – excellent listing of books about grief for all ages
https://www.grievingchildrenlighthouse.org/index.php/resources/lending-library/books-for-young-children

Dr Jay’s Grief Centre

Provides compassionate care, support and education to grieving children, youth and their families while building strength, resilience and hope.

Podcasts

What’s Your Grief?

What’s Your Grief? is run by two mental health professionals who specialize in grief education and work to reinforce supporting others in any way possible. The aim of the site is to expand the conversation in order to find innovative new solutions to assisting those in the most need

https://whatsyourgrief.com/grief-podcast/

Grief out Loud

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/grief-out-loud-podcast/

Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals. 

Widowed Parent Podcast
The Widowed Parent Podcast is your guide to the murky waters of “only-parenting“ after the loss of a spouse.

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How you can help

The loss of a spouse often brings with it financial hardship. For this reason, the Hummingbird Centre for Hope is committed to providing all our services at no cost to families. To do this, we rely on the support of donors like you.