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What Is A Grief Support Group?


A grief support group provides a roadmap for healing after the death of a loved one. It provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment for bereaved people to share their struggles, losses and hopes with others who have shared a similar life experience. We know for a large number of bereaved people, talking really helps them in processing their grief. Groups can be very helpful since they bring together people with a common bond to share stories and encourage each other.




“ Greif comes in one size, extra large.  If we tuck it away in the bottom drawer where it never sees the light of day, it remains exactly the same.  On the other hand, if we wear it, feel it, talk about it, and share it with others, it is likely it will become faded, shrunk and worn and will simply no longer fit.  When grief has served its purpose, we are able to recognize the many gifts we have gained.

-Diane Arcangel

People are also educated about grief and how it works. Attending a group supplies a process structure, where one evening each week, for ten weeks, people have a place to go where their grieving is encouraged and accepted as a normal part of their grief journey.

Contact us:


Phone: 613-858-3113


E-mail: Info@griefsupportottawa.ca

Bereavement Support & Education—Ottawa