“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 and beyond. Since December 1995 Seasons Centre has been providing peer to peer support groups for our community’s children/teens and their families grieving the death, or life-threatening illness of an immediate family member. Participants are supported through the grief process by professional program staff and trained volunteer grief facilitators in a safe, non-judgmental, home like atmosphere.
One of the goals of our peer support groups is to provide participants with the essential skills 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 socially acceptable ways. During the group sessions various grief emotions and coping strategies are discussed in child friendly ways. Many of our participants have expressed that Seasons Centre is the only place where they have felt comfortable, understood, and not alone in their grief journey.
Seasons Centre relies solely on the support and generosity of our community. There are no fees for our programs. Children can attend programs regardless of their family’s financial situation.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children is dedicated in Loving Memory of Samantha and Jessica Ramey.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their Resilient Communities Fund. This fund is supporting us to recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19, so that we can continue to meet the needs of our communities.