Fall 2020 Grant Results

We are very excited to announce our Fall 2020 Grant Recipients. 

This application cycle we received over 25 applications from across Canada!

After evaluating all applications, we were able to fund 2 successful projects.

Congratulations to Near North Palliative Care Network (Nipissing and Parry Sound) and Roger Neilson House on their successful applications! 

Read more about their projects below.

Grief and Bereavement Care Packages for Children and Youth

As there are no free grief services specific to children and youth in the Nipissing and Parry Sound district, their main objective is to support children and youth with helpful resources for grief and loss. The project includes creating a package in English and French (tailored to ages: 3-5, 6-9, 10-13, and 14-16) which includes: a grief workbook, a blanket, an electric candle, a writing journal, pens and pencils, an age-specific toy, and a pamphlet of resources for children and their families about grief and bereavement. This project aims to provide practical support to children, youth and their families, and a way to break down broader level myths and stigma around grief in children and youth. The grief packages can be used as a method of starting a conversation with people who regularly interact with this population, such as schools, and other local organizations.


Child and Youth Bereavement Diaries

Children who experience grief through the death of someone they know, need unique support. This project aims to assist in building connection and community within the children/youth bereaved community. In this project, children and youth who have experienced bereavement (and provided consent) will have the opportunity to share their story and experiences through a video diary. These diaries will be shared with other bereavement groups and children/youth involved with one-to-one support. The project hopes to create greater connections and awareness for the child grief community, assist in diminishing the taboo topic of death and children grief within society, and create another layer of support for children.

Thank you to all the charitable organizations that applied and our donors for providing funds to support grieving children and their families across Canada.