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Children and youth who are living with the dying or death of a sibling or a parent/caregiver are at increased risk of a variety of emotional and psychological impacts such as:


        • Anxiety and depression
        • Isolation and feelings of marginalization
        • Sense of helplessness and pervasive uncertainty
        • Conduct, internalizing and /or externalizing disorders
        • Impaired social and academic functioning
        • Alcohol and substance misuse/abuse

These same children and youth are also at increased risk of physical and psychological health problems across their lifespan. Like them, parents and caregivers may be experiencing deep grief and a sense of loss, and may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to support them during such a difficult time. It’s natural to feel this way.


There are healthy ways to grieve. We can help!

Our Location

Our Model of Care

Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre focuses its intervention at three levels:
1. Children and youth;
2. Families; and
3. Institutions and systems.

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Our Location

Our Location

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre office is located in downtown Toronto.

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Youth Program

Youth Program

The Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre offers a support group for bereaved youth between the ages of 13-18 years old. Our next Youth Group is gearing up to start in fall 2016.

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Referral Guidelines & Program Eligibility Criteria

For information about referrals