Community Grief Resources

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Alberta Children’s Hospital, Rotary Flames House
Individual, couple, or group counselling for families who have experienced the loss of a child under 17 years of age. 
Contact: Meghan Miller Telephone: 403-955-5463 

Alberta Health Services Grief Support Program
Individual, couple, or group counselling for families who have experienced the loss of a child over 17 years of age. 
Telephone:  403-955-8011 

Bernie’s Buddies
Assistance for children that are experiencing a loss or major transition in their lives; through the help of Bernie the Saint Bernard.
Telephone: (403) 467-7923 Email: 

CARYA Bowmont Office
The Bowmont Seniors’ Assistance Association exists to enable the senior population to live with dignity and respect in the community, as long as they are able and choose to do so. They also provide bereavement support.
Address: 5000 Bowness Road N.W., Calgary AB T3B 0B9 Telephone: (403) 286-1811 Email: 

Calgary Compassionate Friends
Meetings for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age. Meets third Monday of every month at Alberta Children’s Hospital, (Encana Training Room) at 7:30 P.M. Sibling Support Groups for young people ages 8 – teenage also available.
Contact: Crawford Smyth Telephone: (403) 230-6062 (Help line – calls returned within 24 hours) Email: 

Calgary Counselling Centre
Wide range of counselling offered. Fees are on a sliding scale according to ability to pay.
Address: 105, 12 Avenue SE Suite 1000 Calgary, AB  T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 265-4980 

CARYA Calgary
Individual, couple and family counselling.
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Address: #300, 906 – 8th Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2P 1H9 Telephone: (403) 269-9888. Email: 

Calgary Homicide Support Society
Peer support, assistance and education to homicide victims in Calgary and surrounding area. Meetings are held once a month.
Contact: P.O. Box 76058 RPO Millrise Calgary, AB. T2Y 2Z9 Phone: 587-582-2477 

Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
Offers practical assistance such as transportation for medical or banking appointments. #1020, 1202 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Phone for details or to find out if they can help you. Monday – Thursday. Telephone: (403) 266-6200 Transportation Telephone: (403) 265-5181 Email:  

Canadian Foundation For The Study Of Infant Deaths (S.I.D.S.)
Meetings for families who have lost a baby through a S.I.D.S. death.
Contact: Box 500, 87 Marlborough Postal Outlet, Calgary AB, T2A 7P1 Distress Line: Telephone: (403) 265-7437 

Canadian Mental Health Association
Suicide bereavement information and counselling available for individuals, family, children and groups.
Address: 105, 1040 – 7th Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2P 3G9 Telephone: (403) 297-1700 Email: 

Caring Beyond Support Group
Volunteer led support group meetings for families who have lost a child (at age 28 days or less) through miscarriage, stillbirth or death. Meetings held first Wednesday of each month at the Grace Women’s Health Centre Room 160 (Foothills Hospital) at 7:30 P.M. Telephone: (403) 294-1131 

Catholic Pastoral Centre
This centre has information about bereavement resources offered at Catholic churches in the city.
Address: 120 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2S 2T2 Telephone: (403) 218-5500 

Cochrane Addiction and Mental Health Clinic
Address: 60 Grande Boulevard Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0S4 Telephone: 403-851-6100. Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 7:15 pm – Friday 8:00 – 4:15 pm 

Community Links
Address: 211, 125 Main Street NW Airdrie, AB T4B 0P7 Telephone: 403-945-3900 

Counselling Connections
Wide Range of pastoral and counselling services offered. Fees are on a sliding scale according to ability to pay.
Address: #203, 6628 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary AB, T3E 5R8. Telephone (403) 454-1290 Email 

CURE Foundation
The CURE Foundation is a national foundation that provides funding for basic and clinical research for breast cancer. Our mission is to work in tandem with women and men, health professionals, other foundations and Canadian teaching hospitals to improve the outcome for those affected.
Address: 1320 Graham Blvd., Suite 130, T.M.R. QC H3P 3C8. Telephone (514) 381-2873 Toll free: 1-888-592-2873 Email 

Distress Centre
Through the Distress Centre crisis line help can be accessed by everyone from teens to seniors – not specific to bereavement. 6 free sessions of 1 to 1 counselling available.
Address: #300, 1010 – 8 Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2P 1J2 Telephone: (403) 266- HELP (4357) 

Eastside Family Centre
Counselling offered but there is no specific bereavement program. Walk in, no appointment necessary.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.  Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Address: #255, 495 – 36th Street NE, Calgary AB, T2A 6K3 Telephone: (403) 299-9696 

First Alliance Church
Twice a year offers a 13 week program called Grief Share on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. It is a video and support group. There is no cost but an optional workbook is available to purchase. This program is sometimes offered at other Alliance churches in the city.
Address: 12345 – 40 Street SE, Calgary AB, T2Z 4E6 Telephone: (403) 252-7572 

Foothills Medical Centre
See Alberta Health Services for more information
Telephone: (403) 944-2304 

Forest Lawn Senior Citizens Society
An ongoing support group for bereaved seniors meets on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Phone for more information.
Address: 3425 – 26 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2B 2P2.  Telephone: (403) 272-4661 

Genesis Bereavement Resource Centers 

Grasp - Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing
GRASP was founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.
Phone: 587-333-4539 

Grief and Bereavement Counselling/Family Therapy
Paul M. Wishart, PHD, MA (Spiritual Care)
Phone: 587-830-3431
​Phone: 403-208-3431

Hospice Calgary Society
Individual support and groups offered for young children and teenagers who have experienced a loss through death, as well as anticipatory grief support offered to families and individuals.
Address: 1245 – 70th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 2X8 Telephone: (403) 263-4525 

Jewish Family Service
Bereavement support available either individually or for groups.
Address: #200, 4014 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary AB, T2G 2R7 Telephone: (403) 287-3510 

Kerby Centre
Full service senior centre. Offers support groups for recently widowed men and women.
Address: 1133 – 7 Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2P 1B2 Telephone: (403) 705-3223 Email: 

Lindsay Kennedy, Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Lindsay is a Registered Psychologist specializing in bereavement offering individual counselling for adults.
Contact: Tel: 403-890-8399 Email:

Medbroadcast – Comprehensive Canadian resource for all health-related topics. 

Mesothelioma and Grief Counseling
Brittney Jones – Patient Help Advocate
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(877) 227-0254 

Mesothelioma Guide - Support Services

1 (888) 385.2024

Peter Lougheed Hospital
See Alberta Health Services for more information
Telephone: (403) 943-4948 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss – Grief Support
Five session support group for family members 6 – 12 months after the death.
Foothills Medical Centre Address: 1403 29 Street NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9 Telephone: (403) 944-2274

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre
Supporting people who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, Termination For Medical Reasons (TFMR), abortion, neonatal loss, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or infertility.
TEXT 1-888-910-1551
Website:, info@pilsc.orgHelpline
Address: 301, 1725 10 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K1 Telephone: (825) 205-7918

An international nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide effective peer support for children who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transitions in the family. Offered at a variety of churches throughout the city.
For more information:
Bow Valley Christian Church Telephone: (403) 286-5300
Website: Email: 

Resilient You Art Therapy

Offers art therapy in individual sessions and grief support groups (4-8 people). Art therapy, using simple art materials, can be a gentler way to mourn, work through the different emotions and themes of your grief journey and move towards healing—reconciliation with your grief. Book a free 20 minute consultation call to find out if this is a good fit for you. - No "artistic ability" required. Sliding scale available.


Telephone: 587-409-3670

Rockyview General Hospital
Individual and group counselling services offered to those who have experienced the death of a loved one and are now in need of some support.
Contact: Pastoral Care Department
Telephone: (403) 943-3533 

Strong Daughters
Strong Daughters is a peer support group for young adult women grieving the loss of a parent. It supports women ages 18-35 in their grief journey. The group is not professionally led and all participants acknowledge group guidelines before the monthly meeting begins. The group welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds. 
For more Information please visit: Email: 

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center For Grieving Children and Families  

Theberge Counselling Inc.
Registered Psychologist, specializing in bereavement counselling for individuals, couples and children.
Maureen Theberge, BEd, MACP, 
Address: #340, 600 Crowfoot Crescent N.W., Calgary  
Telephone 587-216-1818 Email:

Viewpoint Counselling Psychology Inc
Specializing in bereavement counseling for individuals, couples, and children. 
Phone: 403.283.8773 Email: 

Walmsley – Articles and links to websites 

Web Healing
Web Healing – A place to heal, discuss grief and chat. 

Westside Family Centre
Walk-in counselling – no fee. No specific bereavement program. Monday – Friday 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Address: 6501 Bowness Road NW, Calgary AB, T3B 0E8 Telephone: (403) 288-3313 

Widow Net
Widow Net – Self-help resource for and by widows and widowers. 

Willowgreen: Grief Tips 

You Are Not Alone – Bow Valley
Grief and Loss support counselling. – Canmore, AB
Contact: Margaret Claveau
Email:  Tel: 403-678-1927