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bereavement

All programs are conducted by professional facilitators. Fees are available on a sliding scale. Our bereavement programs deal with a number of Jewish and spiritual aspects; however, we welcome all people regardless of cultural, religious and/or racial background or affiliation.

JF&CS strives for inclusivity in all its programs, serving community members of any income, family structure, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, level of observance, race, ethnicity, cultural identity and place of origin.

To inquire, please call 416.638.7800 x 6215 or email ssidney@jfandcs.com

Please make sure to include a phone number and email address where we can reach you.

We will be in touch with you shortly to finalize the registration process.

Therapeutic Bereavement Group 
Navigating Grief and Building Resilience

This group provides a safe therapeutic space for anyone grieving the recent death of someone significant in their life.

 

Topics will include:

-learn about and discuss common concepts in grief and bereavement
-be a safe therapeutic space to share, connect, learn and process your unique grief experience
-engage in mutual support with others who are grieving
-explore and practice new coping skills

Losing a Loved on during COVID-19

Therapeutic Bereavement Group 
Navigating Grief and Building Resilience

Tuesday January 16 | 12:30-2pm | Open for Assessment

This group is a safe space to share, connect, learn and process your unique grief experience.

 

During this group you will

  1. Apply therapeutic skills to process your loss

  2. Be provided with up to date and evidence based information about grief and bereavement

  3. Engage in mutual support with others who are grieving

  4. Engage in process oriented discussion

 

This group is facilitated by experienced social workers. Each participant will be provided with an assessment prior to group admission and guidance regarding best services for them.

8 sessions

Free

Losing a parent as an adult

Losing a Parent
as an Adult

Tuesday October 3 |  7:30 -9 p.m. | Lipa Green Centre

​Topics will include: coping with grief, resolving unfinished business, loss and legacy. Participants will have the opportunity to share their mourning experience with others in the same situation.

6 sessions

$100 per person 

Widow/Widower over age 68

Widow/Widower
Over Age 68

Wednesday November 1 | 1:30 – 3 p.m. | Lipa Green Centre

For men and women who have recently lost a partner or spouse.

 

Topics will include: coping with grief, living with loneliness, changing relationships, new beginnings.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their mourning experience with others in the same situation.

6 sessions

$100 per person 

Widow/Widower under age 68

Widow/Widower Under Age 68

Wednesday November 1 | 7:30 - 9 p.m. | Lipa Green Centre

A group for younger persons who've recently lost a partner or spouse.  

 

Topics will include: coping with grief, changing relationships, new beginnings. Participants will have the opportunity to share their mourning experience with others in the same situation.

6 sessions

$100 per person

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