Journeying Through Grief

Foothills Country Hospice is a place of refuge where all of us – staff & volunteers – work to create an atmosphere of care and dignity for those we serve, including offering bereavement support for loved ones.

Grief Connections

Foothills Country Hospice offers a monthly drop-in group for loved ones of patients who have died at our Hospice.

It is a gentle place for non-judgmental peer support & connecting with others on similar journeys.

Compassionate Conversations

Specially trained volunteers call bereaved families once per month (for up to 1 yr) to offer a compassionate ear. If issues arise that are more in-depth, volunteers can engage our social work or spiritual care supports.

In Memoriam Service
& Tea

Families of loved ones are invited back to the Foothills Country Hospice for this time of reflection and remembrance, held in both Spring & Fall, to honour those who have died at our Hospice.

Community Grief Support Resources

There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to grief. Everyone’s circumstances are different and each person grieves differently. This is a brief summary of some available resources you may wish to explore on your own. If you have any questions or would like a referral to a community service, please contact:
Shannon MacKinnon | or Monica Kilburn-Smith |

AHS Grief Support Program

Offers short term individual counseling for adults, as well as Grief Support Groups.

High River & Okotoks Grief Support Groups

For dates, times & locations, email

YYC Grief Support Groups

There are a number of Grief Support Groups available in the Calgary area.

Grief Share Group Meetings

Twelve week course independent of faith.

FCJ Christian Life Centre

Offers ecumenical spiritual direction & programming.
219 19th Ave SW Calgary | 403.228.4215

Catholic Pastoral Centre

Provides information about bereavement resources offered at churches in Calgary.
120 17th Ave SW Calgary | 403.218.5500

Grief & Children

Sage Centre, The Outreach & Education Centre

Child/youth & adult programs provide anticipatory and bereavement support & education for individuals who are coping with their own terminal illness (or that of a loved one) or grieving the death of a close family member.

403.263.4525 | 1245 70 Ave SE Calgary | Website


Provides support for children who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in the family.


Counseling Options

Grief Counselors

Counselors in Okotoks
Counselors in Calgary
Counselors in Calgary & Area (25 mile radius)

Individual Counseling 

Calgary Counselling Centre
403.691.5991 | Suite 1000-105, 12 Av SE Calgary | Website

Distress Centre
Crisis line, can be accessed by anybody.
403-266-4357 (HELP) | 300, 1010-8th Ave SW, Calgary | Website

Jewish Family Services
Bereavement support available for any/all faiths
403.287.3510 | Website