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Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families

Site: Oakville

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-337-2333
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Primary Contact Caralee McGowan, Office Manager
Alternate Contact Anne Smith, Executive Director; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Candace Ray, Director of Services and Operations; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered charity that offers a community of open-ended, continuous peer support groups for children and teens and their parents/caregivers who have experienced a death in their immediate family.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Fundraising - special events ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Lighthouse offers peer support groups for children and youth ages 3-19 years, who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or close friend. 
New Enquiries:  
* Intake meetings are available in-person and online  
Peer Support Groups: 
* In-person groups have resumed 
* online groups continue to be available 
Education and Training 
* provide educational presentations and training to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities and other groups on topics such as: understanding the grieving process, understanding child and youth grief, talking to children about death and dying, supporting grieving students at school and supporting grieving employees in the workplace
Hours Weekdays, late afternoon, early evening
Dates Lighthouse is open and staffed year round except on statutory holidays. Groups run from September to June but are closed on school holidays.
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Peel Region
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
For support groups
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None ; Donations welcome
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2522 Rebecca St
Oakville, ON L6L 6N8
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Intersection Bronte Rd and Rebecca St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Palliative Care / Grief
HCSD Sub Heading Bereavement / Grief Support
Service Categories Bereavement and Grief Support Groups ~ Children ; Bereavement and Grief Support Groups ~ Parents ; Bereavement and Grief Support Groups ~ Youth ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Death and Dying Issues

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