As part of our mission to empower individuals with knowledge we have made a list of some of our favourite resources and websites.
Caregiving and Illness Support Resources
Children and Youth
Children and Youth Grief Network - Podcasts, Caregiver/parent modules, toolkits for families, manuals on supporting grieving children
Weathering the Storm: Parenting Grieving Children - Free interactive e-learning course for parents and caregivers
Covid-19 Tip Sheet: Grief Out Loud podcast, tip sheets and resources on supporting grieving children and youth. Includes resources on explaining different types of loss (eg. suicide, violent deaths)
Sesame Street “When Families Grieve” - Activities, videos, learning, lessons, tips, and many more resources for children and caregivers. See page on “Caring for Each other” for support during COVID-19
Dr. Jay’s Children’s Grief Centre - Tip sheets and resources on supporting grieving children and youth. Includes resources on explaining different types of loss (eg. substance related deaths)
Cancer Really Sucks - Website designed for teenagers by teenagers who have loved ones facing cancer
ALS411 (ALS for children & teens) - Interactive website for children and youth who have a loved one with ALS
Telling Kids about Cancer - A Support Tool for Parents in explaining a cancer diagnosis to children, online conversation guides
Virtual Hospice - Free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died
Adult Bereavement and Grief
My Grief.ca - Provides support and information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, and professionals. Includes articles, forums, discussions, links to programs and services and more
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network - Offers families support and hope dealing with pregnancy and infant loss. Phone, online and in-person peer-support in Ontario.