Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

Contact Information
Office Phone Leave message if after hours 905-337-2333
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Primary Contact Caralee McGowan, Office Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Deirdre Thomas, 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) Support groups: 
* children ages 3-12 
* teens 
* parent-caregiver groups 
* groups meet twice monthly - call for details 
Other services: 
Grief Training 
Educational presentations and consultations to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities and other groups on topics that include: 
* understanding the grieving process 
* understanding children's and teen grief 
* talking to children about death and dying 
* supporting employees who are grieving 
* supporting grieving students at school
Hours Weekdays, late afternoon, early evening
Dates The Lighthouse is open and staffed year round except on statutory holidays; 
Groups run from Sep to Jun but are closed on school holidays
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; York Region
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) and up 
For support groups
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None ; Donations welcome
Site Information
Site Location Bronte
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2522 Rebecca St
Oakville, ON L6L 6N8
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Intersection Bronte Rd and Rebecca St
Mailing Address c/o The Lighthouse For Grieving Children
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Palliative Care / Grief
HCSD Sub Heading Bereavement / Grief Support
Service Categories Bereavement Support Groups ~ Children ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Parents ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Youth ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Death and Dying Issues

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