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  • Katherine Mackenzie

Grief Guide Part 6: Resources & Community

Updated: May 31

Community Supports


  • AfterTalk is an online grief support site offering inspirational stories, poems and quotes, and forums on the grieving process. https://www.aftertalk.com/


  • Loss Project is an ongoing project that merges psychology and photography, as an artistic exploration of the human condition as it relates to loss. Submission are open to the public https://healgrief.org/loss-project/


  • Death Cafe is a not for profit organisation which aims to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. https://deathcafe.com/c/Canada/


  • HealGrief is the home of the Actively Moving Forward (AMF) App which offers communities for individuals to connect, be heard and feel understand after death loss. https://healgrief.org/


  • MyGrief.ca is an online resource to help people move through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. https://www.mygrief.ca/


  • What's Your Grief? is a grief website and online community for grieving people and grief support professionals, honouring all types of loss and grief. https://whatsyourgrief.com/



Support Organizations


  • Bereaved Families of Ontario is a province-wide organization dedicated to bereavement support through peer support and mutual aid. https://bereavedfamilies.net/


  • Bereavement Ontario Network is a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout the province that work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning as professionals and volunteers. https://bereavementontarionetwork.ca/


  • The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is a government delegated authority and not-for-profit corporation administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA).  https://thebao.ca/griefinformation/



Professional Services



  • The Ontario Funeral Service Association is the leader in advocacy and ethical business advancement for the independent and family owned funeral homes in Ontario https://ofsa.org/



Podcasts

  • Terrible, thanks for asking is hosted by Nora McIrney who's husband died in 2014. His obituary went viral and Nora received lots of messages from strangers going through something hard. Nora decided to use these messages to create the first season. The intention is to get past the “how are you?” “I’m fine!” small talk and get right into the heart of the hard things in life. https://www.ttfa.org/


  • Grief encounters is a weekly podcast that hopes to open up the conversation around loss and create a modern platform for people to share their own experiences, and start an open dialogue around the subject of death and all that comes with it. https://podtail.com/en/podcast/grief-encounters/


  • Griefcast describes itself as ‘funny people talking about death’. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd, it is a highly engaging and often funny podcast series in which Cariad talks to her fellow comedians and performers about loss. https://cariadlloyd.com/griefcast



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