“I have learned that it is okay to be sad and confused and that I’m not the only person who feels this way, and I have learned multiple ways to let my grief out.” – Past Participant
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children is a charitable organization serving Simcoe County. We opened our doors in 1995 and have been serving our community with their grief and bereavement since. We offer a variety of no cost peer to peer support groups for children, teens, young adults and their caregivers grieving the death, or life threatening illness of an immediate family member. Participants are supported through the grief process by trained volunteer grief facilitators and program staff in a safe, non-judgemental, home like atmosphere.
One of the goals of our peer support groups is to provide participants with the necessary tools to promote grieving in healthy ways; thus building resiliency in our children. Our programs are unique and are designed to provide children with the opportunity to express their feelings in appropriate ways. We discuss and identify coping strategies and how we can replace the negative strategies with positive ones. Several of our participants have expressed that Seasons Centre is the only place where they feel comfortable, understood, and not alone when talking about and expressing their grief.
As we do not receive any government funding, Seasons Centre relies solely on the support and generosity of our community. There are no fees for our services. Children are able to attend programs regardless of their family’s financial situation.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children is dedicated in Loving Memory of Samantha and Jessica Ramey.