Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families

Site: Oakville

Service: Grief and Bereavement Support Services

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-337-2333
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Caralee McGowan, Office Manager
Alternate Contact Anne Smith, Executive Director; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Jason Dockeray, Director of Services; 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 (51) Registered Charity
Established 1999
Primary Executive Anne Smith, Executive Director; Phone: 905-337-2333; Email:
Funding Fundraising - Special Events ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Lighthouse offers free peer support groups for children and youth ages 3-19, and young adults ages 19-24, who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling.
New Enquiries

  • Intake meetings are available in-person and online

Peer Support Groups

  • Available in-person and online

Education and Training

  • Provide educational presentations and training to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities, and other groups
  • Topics include: 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

Weekdays, late afternoon, early evening

  • Office is open and staffed year round except on statutory holidays
  • Groups run from Sep to Jun, closed on school holidays
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Peel Region ; Southwestern Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) - 24 year(s)
  • Tiny Tots Group, 3-5 yrs
  • Children's Group, 6-11 yrs
  • Tween Group, 12-14 yrs
  • Youth Group, 14-19 yrs
  • Young Adult Group, 19-24 yrs

Call for information

Languages English
Fees None - Services are free ; 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

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