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Creating a brighter future & stronger legacy for our children & families

Through Sage Centre, families with children aged 19 and under are supported as they adjust to the changes in their lives when someone close to them is living with an advanced illness or has died.

Half of our child and teen clients were impacted by a known illness and the other half were impacted by sudden death (suicide, medical, accident, overdose, homicide)

1,625 clients accessed our grief counselling after the death of someone close to them

No clients were turned away due to financial difficulties as we work hard with our community partners to ensure there are no obstacles to accessing our services

We go where we are needed. Our counsellors work with their clients out of Sage Centre and in: • hospices • hospitals • homes • schools • libraries • community centres

Group programs can help create a sense of normalcy, establish connection, build resilence, and community. Our group programs for grieving children, teens and their families include:

Kids Club This 8-week evening grief group is for children in grades l-6, with a concurrent group for parents/caregivers

Common Ground An 8-week evening group for teens in grades 7-l2 offers a safe place to explore their grief experience with peers

The Village This monthly evening drop-in program for client families with children or teens, offers an opportunity to connect with others in a relaxed and supportive environment

Youth leaders This leadership program is offered to some of our past youth clients, creating an opportunity for them to support their peers through group activities 

A Beautiful dinner This program brings together widows with children l9 and under. The program offers an opportunity for peer connection that continues to grow on its own

“They taught us how to express ourselves, that it’s healthy to keep remembering and talking about him, and to recognize and respect each other’s grief processes. I can’t stress enough how much Hospice Calgary changed our lives.”

Hospice Calgary is a leading agency in Child & Family Grief making us the primary referral site for the following: • schools • Alberta Health Services • health care professionals • victims assistance services • mental health organizations • past & current clients