This page contains recommended programs for all ages in the Calgary area that offer individual and group support for grief and end-of-life experiences.
Services & Programs
Alberta Health Services Grief Support Program - Calgary Zone offers individual and group services. Grief groups are offered from September to June each year. There is a waitlist and sessions are limited. Services may delivered virtually due to COVID-19.
Compassionate Friends of Canada offers peer support in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child; no matter the age or cause.
Caring Beyond Peer Support Group for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death and termination due to poor prenatal diagnosis.
Alberta Children's Hospital Loss of a Child Grief Support Program provides grief support, counselling and groups for parents who have experienced the loss of a child 0 - 17 years of age in the Calgary and surrounding area.
"Provides grief support, counselling and groups for parents who have experienced the loss of a child 0 - 17 years of age in the Calgary and surrounding area.
Provides grief support, counselling and groups for parents who have experienced the loss of a child 0 - 17 years of age in the Calgary and surrounding area. This service provides:
individual and or couple counselling specific to loss of a child
monthly topic driven Drop in Grief Group for parents
monthly Loss by Suicide Group for parents
6 week Closed Grief Group for parents
annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service"
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre provides individual and group supports and education for anyone who has experienced the trauma around miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or infertility.
Wellspring Online Bereavement Support Group - Family offers a peer support group for family members grieving from a death from cancer.
For Children & Youth
Bernie's Buddies Peer support for youth to interact with other youth who've experienced a death loss in their lives. They participate together in a therapy dog visit, yoga exercise movement and mindfulness, and creative grief conversations.
Hospice Calgary Children's Grief Centre provides individual, family, group counselling and peer support for children and youth aged 19 and under struggling with a death.
Kickstand Suicide Bereavement Support for Youth (virtual) provides youth (18-25) who are grieving a loss of anyone to suicide with a chance to learn and process their grief together with their peers in a safe and supportive space.
All Medical Conditions
Hospice Calgary Living with Advanced Illness Centre offers individual and family counselling for clients of all ages living with any advanced illness. Family members and close friends are offered support from the point of diagnosis, for as long as needed.
Hospice Calgary Companion Program matches individuals and families with volunteer companions to help them connect with people, resources, and services, in their communities through a “best fit” family-centric approach.
Specific Medical Conditions
Wellspring Calgary supports anyone living with any type of cancer, at any point on their journey – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.
Calgary Chronic Pain Centre - offers treatment groups
Alberta Diabetes - lists resources and groups