Partners for a great cause
We are proud to be partners with the Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) in the Peel region.
Below you will find multiple resources about grief.
- Handbook for Volunteers: Supporting Children Grieving the Dying and Death of a Loved One (for ages 6-12)
- Guide des bénévoles: soutien aux enfants en deuil d’un être cher (en fin de vie ou décédé) (for ages 6-12)
- A Handbook for Supporters: Extending Compassion & Care to Grieving Youth (for ages 12-18)
The Grief and Dead Education Toolkit (Trousse pédagogique sur le deuil et la mort)
The toolkit includes an outline of death education, lesson plans, tip sheets, and resource lists. The lesson plans compliment Ontario curriculum standards for grades 4-10, and outline ways to incorporate lessons about death and grief into classroom discussions. This toolkit can be used to promote a better understanding of children’s grief, help students develop the skills to cope with grief, and help educators feel more comfortable addressing grief within the school setting. Available in English and French!
Child’s Grief Awareness Family Day Toolkit
A downloadable toolkit, complete with tips, tricks, and templates for launching your own grief awareness events for families.
Coping with Grief Toolkit
The Help Us Understand Grief (H.U.U.G.) Program at Heart House Hospice has assembled toolkits for grieving students. These grief toolkits are available for schools in the Peel and Halton region. Toolkits include supplies (ex. tissues, playdoh, resource list, journal and pen) for students who are anticipating, or experienced, a death. To request a toolkit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tips for Recognizing a Grieving Child or Youth
- Communicating with Your Child or Youth about Grief
- Parenting When Your Child or Youth is Grieving
- The Importance of Self-Care In Helping Your Child or Youth Grieve
Informing a Child of a Death
Postcard-sized tip sheet includes information on how to tell a child about a death and support each other while moving forward.