Grieving Through Art

Grieving a loss can be painful, but you don’t have to go through it on your own.

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Grieving Through Art: An 8-Week Support Group

Grieving a loss can be painful, but you don’t have to go through it on your own. We’re here to support your process and provide you with a transitional space to figure out the next steps of your healing journey. In this therapeutic support group, you can talk about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with the loss of a loved one by death, separation, and even pet loss.

You will engage in creative and mindfulness activities, conversations, and monitor therapeutic change as you companion with others throughout the group. 

The group will have a maximum of 8 participants.

The group is facilitated by two intern therapists who are completing their Master’s degree in counselling, clinical social work, psychology, or related field.

Who can attend?

Anyone aged 18 or over, who is looking for a safe environment to:

  • Process their loss of a loved one
  • Honour the continuing bonds they may have with them through symbolic meaning-making
  • Gain a more comprehensive understanding of grief and how it influences your sense of identity

When and where is it offered?

The group meets weekly on Saturdays, 10 AM - 12 PM (noon) at 9912 - 106 Street.

Upcoming group:

  • Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2024

How much does it cost?

$400 for the 8-week course, including all art supplies.

Subsidies are available based on our sliding scale. That means your fee depends on your income and how much you can afford to pay.

What if I feel nervous to get started?

Before attending the group, you will receive information on what to expect from the group's facilitator. Going into your first meeting you will feel prepared. 

Read more about this group in our blog

How to get started?

Are you interested in joining this group? For more information or to sign up, you can fill out this form. The facilitator will connect with you to check that this group is a good fit for you, and to answer any questions you may have.

Fill out this form to register


The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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