HPCO appreciates that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding it more difficult to gather with family, friends, and peers for support in dealing with grief or loss. We are continuing to explore our options for expanding access to virtual support groups to address this need.
Many local hospice providers do offer bereavement support. You can find out more by calling your local hospice directly. You can also find out more about these and other local or virtual programs and groups by calling the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273, using the live chat Mon-Fri from 7am-9 pm at ontariocaregiver.ca , or by checking out information and resources listed at 211ontario.ca
You can find information and resources at MyGrief.ca to help you understand and work through your grief. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in MyGrief.ca, you can ask questions confidentially and at no charge to an online team of health experts through Canadian Virtual Hospice “Ask A Professional” at virtualhospice.ca You can also check out Discussion Forums that cover a range of palliative care topics, including grief. Professional moderators monitor the forums to ensure a safe environment in which to share, find and offer support.