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At the Residence, we understand that our patients aren’t the only ones who need our care and attention. We offer bereavement support groups that are open to the community and supportive phone calls to all family members and friends of patients. 


These essential services recognize that grief and mourning are a normal reaction to loss and require support too. 

Getting help during tough times

We offer support following the loss of a loved one. Our bereavement groups are open to the community.

Compassionate support calls are made several times during the year following a death at the Residence. Our highly trained bereavement call volunteers provide emotional support by listening and reassuring that we are there during the difficult mourning period.

It’s essential for people to feel they are not alone and be able to share with and be supported by others.

Our bereavement groups are offered several times a year at the Residence and are divided by age group and language (English or French). They may also be held online when required. All sessions are offered free of charge.

The group format allows participants to support each other and are led by a member of the Supportive Care team. The group size is limited to ten participants, and the groups run for eight weeks.

We also offer a day-long children’s group once a year and a young adult group for participants 18-30 years old.

Our social workers and art therapist also lead other bereavement activities such as:


Walking with grief is a walking group that allows participants to reflect while in motion in nature and share with others who have lived an experience of loss. 


Growing with grief is a group that helps grieving individuals reconnect with nature and break social isolation through gardening projects.

The process of grief is highly individual.
Our diverse bereavement programs adapt to the needs of each person's unique journey.

Upcoming bereavement sessions

Sessions in English (in person)

Finding your flow: Learning to be with grief
Open to young adults ages 18-35


Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning October 4 to November 22, 2022



For more information or to register, please contact Dan Goldman, Music Therapist at 514-693-1718 ext. 385 or by email at dgoldman@tdpcr.ca

Sessions in English (in person)


Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Beginning September 8 to October 27, 2022

** Please note that this session is full **


Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Beginning September 8 to October 27, 2022

** Please note that this session is full **


For more information or to register, please contact the Supportive Care Team at 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca.

Growing with Grief



Bi-weekly starting June 1 to October 5th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence

265 André-Brunet, Kirkland

A garden and art therapy group whose aim is to plant seeds of hope for individuals who have experienced loss. No gardening or art experience needed.

For more information or to register please contact Sarah Tevyaw, Art Therapist at: 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca

Walking with Grief

Bi-weekly starting May 11, 2022

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Centennial Park

3000 Lake St., D.D.O.

(weather permitting)

A nature walking group for individuals who have experienced loss. This group aims to provide opportunities to connect, move and reflect.


For more information or to indicate your interest please contact Pauline Orr, Social Worker  at: 514-693-1718 ext. 225 or by email at porr@tdpcr.ca

Links to online grief support:

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