Bereaved Support

Grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength.

Bereavement support, or grief and loss services, can help family members and loved ones process emotions and understand how they’re feeling during this painful time. Grief support services can also help you celebrate the life of your family member and focus on the positive aspects of their journey.

Bereavement Programs, Resources & Support Groups by Province

Alberta

CMHA Suicide Services Bereavement Program
Edmonton, Alberta
Website: https://edmonton.cmha.ca/programs-services/suicide-grief-support-program

Catholic Family Services – Men’s Support Group
(for men experiencing any type of loss)
9902-101 Street (lower level)
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P5
Contact: Erna
Phone: (780) 532-9381
email: moone@gpcsd28.ab.ca

Sharing Our Loss – Lethbridge Family Services
1107 – 2nd Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6
Contact: Mary Shillington
Phone: (403) 327-5724
email: mshillington@lethbridge-family-severices.com

Hope & Healing Through Grief Suicide Survivors Bereavement Support Group
10015 – 98 Street
Peace River, AB T8S 1T4
Contact: Coordinator, Mental Health Services
Phone: (780) 624-6151
email: careen.griffin@pchr.ca
website: www.pchr.ca

Living with Loss to Suicide
When: The Last Monday of the Month
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Queen Street Medical Centre
FCSS Office 105 – 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove, Alberta
Contact: Meryl Murray R.S.W.
Work phone—780-342-1340

British Columbia

Suicide Bereavement Support Group
16 – 1708 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
Contact: Lyndsay Wells
Phone: (250) 753-2495
email: lyndsay@cvics.ca

S.A.F.E.R. Counselling Services (Suicide Attempt Follow-Up, Education and Research)
310 – 1669 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5N 1V9
Phone: (604) 675-3985
email: dammy.albach@vch.ca
Intake Worker – 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Heartbeat: A Suicide Survivor Support Group CMHA
1152 3rd Avenue
Prince George, BC
Phone: (250) 964-8644

Abacore Suicide Support Group
14660 – 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC
Contact: Marlyn Ferguson
Phone: (604) 596-8866

Healing after Suicide Support Group
P.O. Box 400, 421 16th Ave. S.
Creston, BC
Contact: Creston RCMP Victim Services
Phone: (250) 428-9313

SOLOS: Surviving Our Loved One’s Suicide
(Surrey Central Mental Health)
7525 King George Hwy, #110
Surrey, BC V3W 5A8
Contact: Dave Kealy
Phone: (604) 592-4945

Grief Support Group
(Surrey Memorial Hospital)
13750 – 96th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2
Phone: (604) 581-2211 x2940

After Suicide Support Group
(Chimo Crisis Services )
120-7000 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5
The Caring Place
Contact: Sylvia Cust
Phone: (604) 279-7077

Support for Suicide Loss
300-818 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
Contact: Melanie Winter
Phone: (250) 386-6328
email: admin@need2.ca

Manitoba

Healing From Suicide’s Grief
St. John’s United Church
52 Cariboo Road
Thompson, MB R8N 0L1
Contact: Leslie King
Phone: (204) 677-4495
email: stjohn@mts.net

After Suicide Bereavement Support Group
(Klinic Community Health Centre)
870 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0P1
Contact: Elly Vander Zande
Phone: (204) 784-4064
email: klinic@klinic.mb.ca

Speak: Suicide Prevention Education Awareness Knowledge
Klinic Community Health Centre (Survivors of Suicide Self Help Group)
870 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0Z3
Phone: (204) 784-4064
email: speak@klinic.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Capital Region Mental Health and Addictions Association
292-65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Phone: (506) 458-1803

Grief Recovery Outreach Program
349 Big Cove Rd
Elsipogtog, NB E4W 2S3
Phone: 506-523-8222
email: crisis@ehwc.ca

CMHA: Survivors of Suicide Self-Help Group
Suite 1500, 15 Market Square
Saint John, NB E2L 1E8
Contact: Executive Director
Phone: (506) 633-1705
Fax: (506) 633-2892
email: cmha@nb.aibn.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group – St. Johns
99 Dorans Lane
St. Johns, NFLD
Contact: Tina Davies
Phone: (709) 726-4223
email: tgdavies99@gmail.com

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support – Corner Brook
Summit Place, 112 Premier Drive
Corner Brook, NL
Contact: Community Mental Health Initiative
Phone: (709)634-4322
Email: cmhi.iac@gmail.com

Nova Scotia

Survivors of Suicide
St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 6036 Coburg Rd (at Robie Street)
Halifax, NS B3H 1Z1
Contact: George Tomie
Phone: (902) 445-0860
email: george.tomie@gmail.com
website: www.SOSnovascotia.com

Northwest Territories

Whitehorse, Yukon
CMHA Yukon
415 Baxter St.
Whitehorse, Yukon
867-668-6429

Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
Iqaluit, NU
Phone: (800) 265-3333
website: www.nunavuthelpline.ca/index.html

Ontario

Toronto Distress Centre
Phone: (416) 595-1716
Website: www.torontodistresscentre.com/survivor-support

Canadian Mental Health, Brantford
Lill Petrella
Email: lill@cmhabhn.ca

Friends in Grief, Hamilton
Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East
Phone: (905) 318-0059
Email: fig@mountaincable.net

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa Region
Phone: (613) 567-4278
Website: www.bfo-ottawa.org
Email: office@bfo-ottawa.org

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services
Website: https://cmhatv.ca 
Email: grief@cmhatv.ca

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
Phone: (888) 577-3111
Email: sgsg@victim-services.com
Website: www.victim-services.com

Orillia
Contact: Bernadette/Dianne
Phone: (705) 326-9941/ (705) 327-5970

Barrie
Contact: Bernadette/Sheila
Phone: (705) 326-9941/ (705) 737-0534

Waterloo
Nine week professional run group 4 times/year and monthly peer support group
Contact: Elisa Brewer-Singh
Phone: 519-894-1400 ext 2151
Email: ebrewersingh@lutherwood.ca

Halton/Peel
Heartache 2 Hope
Contact: Flavia Ceschin
1155 North Service Rd. Unit 11
Oakville, ON
Phone: 905.599.HOPE (4673)
Website: www.Heartache2Hope.com

Prince Edward Island

CMHA: Adult Survivors of Suicide Self-Help Group
178 Fitzroy St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9
Contact: Consumer & Family Support Program
Phone: (902) 628-1648
email: selfhelp@cmha.pe.ca

Quebec

Support Group for Children 8 – 12
Laval, QC
contact: Danyelle Latreille
phone: (450) 687-5691

Family Survivors of Suicide
phone: (514) 932-9692
website: www.suicideaftermath.ca

Teen Survivors of Suicide
1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, QC H3H 1J9
phone: (514) 937-5351
email: info@ccs-montreal.org

Saskatchewan

After Suicide Support Saskatoon
108 – 322 LaRonge Road
Saskatoon, SK S7K 8B9
Contact: Cathy Campbell
Phone: (306) 249-5666
email: ccampbell@shaw.ca

Surviving Suicide Support Group
Greystone Bereavement Centre
700 B 4400 – 4th Avenue
Regina, SK S4T 0H8
Contact: Marlene Jackson
Phone: (306) 766-6947

Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group
4th Wed. of each month at 7:30pm
at Jones-Parkview Funeral Services
474 Hochelaga St. W.
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.
Contact: Della Ferguson
Email: dferguson@sasktel.net
Phone Jones-Parkview at 306-693-4644

Suicide Bereavement Group
Contact: Joanne Nicholls
Tisdale, Sakstachewan
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm
Anglican Church (1304-98th Street, Tisdale)
Phone: 306-873-3760

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