If you are in a crisis, please call: 

Ottawa Distress Centre (English): 613-238-3311
Tel-aide Outaouais (French, Ottawa): 613-741-6433 
Tel-aide Outaouais (French, Gatineau): 819-775-3223 
Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868


Grief Support

People deal with grief in their own way and in their own time. There is no way to avoid the grief which floods us when we have experienced a major loss. It is a journey that you have to take, but remember that you are never taking that journey alone. Most important in the grieving process is keeping the lines of communication open. Understand that sharing your emotions and feelings with others will help you on your path to healing. Let others lend you their help and support until your own strength and courage return. Hillcrest Funeral Home has a number of services we can provide you to help you cope with your grief.


INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING and GROUP COUNSELLING

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Nancy Gallaway 514-826-6365

She can be reached through her website here

I’ve been in the social work and support field since the 80’s. I worked as a social service worker for many years and finally completed my Bachelor of Social Work in 2003. A big part of my career was in corrections which I loved at the time and I have worked in family services, long term care, elder abuse, children’s grief, sexual abuse agencies, walk in counselling clinics and with a mobile crisis team. I like to describe my work history as eclectic so what you tell me is not going to be shocking, unnerving, or “weird”.

I have served on many agency boards serving individuals affected by trauma and I received an award for my work in the elder abuse field. I am happy to say that several years ago I graduated with my master’s degree in Social work at the ripe old age of 55. I like to say that I am a late bloomer. It’s never too late to do what you want to do.

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Jessica Courville 313-307-6439

She can be reached through her website here  

My name is Jessica Courville (she/her) and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

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Joanne Doucette 613-867-7186

She can be reached through her website here

My goal is to create a safe place in which my clients can be honest and open about the challenges they are facing. I focus on building trust and connection in my relationship with each person, as I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important component of therapy being a success.

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Prescott-Russell Community Services  613-632-0939- ext #137 

They can be reached through  their website here

Prescott-Russell Community Services has launched a grief support program for people going through a mourning period. The program includes a helpline and support, and is offered at no charge to people living in Prescott-Russell.

“The loss of a loved one is a difficult stage of life and the way each person processes grief is very unique.  Anyone suffering a bereavement and needing to talk about it may call us for support, whether their loss is recent or dates from months ago,” says Sylvie Lefebvre, Executive Director, Prescott-Russell Community Services. The service will be available from,    Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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Bereaved Families of Ontario- Ottawa  613-567-4278 

They can be reached through their website here

They have been operating in Ottawa since 1978, when two mothers came together through their common experience of losing a child. 

We inspire hope and healing
for people who are grieving
the loss of a loved one.

Today our expert facilitators run about 120 peer support groups each year, attended by more than 2000 participants. We help and support people in our community who are dealing with grief that stems from many different types of losses.

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Bereaved Families of Ontario- Cornwall

They can be reached through their website here        

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ONLINE RESOURCES

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Mind Beacon

They can be reached through there website here

MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program

Therapy on your terms. MindBeacon’s Therapist Guided program is ideal for those struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and more. And, it’s now free for all Ontario residents, thanks to funding by the Government of Ontario. No payment of any kind is required.

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What's Your grief

They can be reached through their website here

To put it simply, this website is about grief.

As mental health professionals who have experienced significant losses ourselves, we know individual grief is unique and there is no “right” way to cope. Our goal is to create a community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience of life after loss.

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My Grief

They can be reached through their website here

Because losing someone is hard...

MyGrief.ca helps you to understand and work through your grief.

Confidential
Access in the privacy of your own home
Developed by families and grief experts
Stories from people who have "been there"


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