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

Now offered virtually, our monthly grief group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants can expect a monthly topic for discussion and a safe space for connection, sharing your loved ones story, and building peer relationships during this time of social distancing. For upcoming dates and to register, email socialworker@countryhospice.org

Compassionate Conversations

Specialty trained bereavement volunteers will schedule regular calls with grieving family members to offer a supportive, compassionate ear as their grief journey unfolds. If issues arise that are more in-depth or require further supports, volunteers will engage our social worker and additional grief resources will be made available.

In Memoriam Service
& Tea

TENTATIVELY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

Families of loved ones are invited back to Foothills Country Hospice for a time of reflection and remembrance, and to honour those who have died at our Hospice. In Memoriam Teas are traditionally held twice per year, in the Spring and Fall.

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:
Allison Campbell at  socialworker@countryhospice.org or call 403.995.4673.

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 solacegrief1@gmail.com.

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

Rainbows

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

Website

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