Grief Support

Local services & programs

Hospice PEI – A Community of Care

Hospice PEI
Hospice PEI is a volunteer-driven organization assisting people in PEI by preparing, supporting, and caring for those affected by a life-limiting illness before and after death.
Ph: 902-368-4498
93 Murchison Lane, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 0G3

International Children’s Memorial Place
The mission of the International Children’s Memorial Place is to provide a place that is environmentally conducive to the promotion and improvement of both mental and physical health through nature, communication, and education.
Mailing address: PO Box 159, Summerside, PE C1N 4Y8
Location: 2115 Scales Pond, South Freetown, PEI

Children and Loss

Dougy Center – The National Centre for Grieving Children & Families
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Sesame Street –
Helping Kids Grieve

Grieving as a Family: Finding Comfort Together
Our friends at Sesame Street have prepared a number of short video clips and activities to help families discuss death and remember that special loved one.

Death of a Child

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
The Compassionate Friends of Canada
The Compassionate Friends – USA

Open to Hope – Finding hope after loss
Listen to Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horlsey on their “The Open to Hope Show”.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network
PAIL Network is a registered Canadian charity committed to making a positive difference to those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.

Whether you’ve lost a baby or you know someone who has, we hope you’ll find support and hope.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – Remembering our Babies
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada on October 15.

Information on Specific Losses

Loss of a Spouse in Early Life
This website includes tips, resources, and suggestions for all young widows and widowers to help deal with grief and loss.

Loss of an Adult Sibling
This site is dedicated to the formation of a support community for those
who have suffered the devastating loss of an adult sibling.


PEI Division – Canadian Mental Health Association

Suicide Information and Education Center

Teen Suicide Page