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Bereavement & Grief

This directory is designed to help you find resources on Bereavement & Grief in Windsor-Essex. These listings were compiled by submissions from the community along with organizations that have supported the LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex. If you feel there is an organization or business that should be listed, please submit the information on our submission form.

Resource Links

Understanding and Coping with Loss and Grief (Canadian Mental Health Association)
A guide to coping with loss after the death of a loved one (University Health Network)

Local Resource connections


1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Ontario,  N8X 3L9
Phone: 519-973-4435

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The program provides therapy to bereaved individuals who are at risk of complex grief/trauma (up to two years after the death). Facilitated support groups based on type of death or relationship to the deceased offer peer support and education which promote understanding of grieving process, as well as learning and implementation of healthy coping strategies.


1770 Langlois Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 4M5
Phone: 519-966-5010  

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We offer counselling services for individuals, couples, children and youth who are experiencing challenges with relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, sexuality, separation, divorce, parenting, trauma, self-esteem and emotional regulation and overall wellness. We also provide professional, voluntary and confidential advocacy and support services to families, individuals, couples, older adults and persons with developmental disabilities who need help finding housing, completing forms, or filling out taxes. We also support individuals experiencing hoarding, bullying, or financial distress.


11610 County Road 42
Windsor, Ontario, N8N 2M1
Phone: (519) 945-CARE (2273)

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Julien Gaudet’s House offers a welcoming place where people anticipating or affected by the death of a loved one can come for compassion and support throughout their personal journey.


Windsor-Essex Pride Fest
2109 Ottawa Street, Unit #216
Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1R8
Phone: 226-348-3378

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Facilitated by Doreen Thibert, Certified Grief Educator with One Thread Consulting. Grief is a normal process of responding to a loss. The intention of this grief group will be to encourage participants to safety explore the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of coping with the death of a relative or friend. A main principle of this grief group will be that whatever is shared in the group will be held with strictness of confidence. These group sessions will take place virtually over Zoom and participants must register for each group session date.


3140 Peter Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1H3
Phone: 519-818-6453

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For individuals, couples, families and small discussion groups. Healing and Harmony focus on Cognitive Therapy approaches with a special understanding of the integration of one’s body, mind and soul. Services include Anxiety and Depression, Traumatic Incident Reduction, Marriage Preparation, Couples Counselling, Career Counselling, GLBT issues, Addiction Recovery.

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MyGrief.ca is an online resource to help people move through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It can help you understand your grief and approach some of the most difficult questions that may arise. It was developed by people who have experienced the death of someone important to them and grief specialists. It complements existing community resources and helps address barriers to grief services.


Family Services Windsor-Essex
1770 Langlois Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 4M5
Phone: 1-888-933-1831

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Free counselling to youth ages 12 -29 who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. Sessions are available in-person, by phone, and secure online video. Counselling can help anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, addictions, sexuality, their gender identity, gender expression and overall wellness. Family Services Windsor-Essex is proud to offer a safer space for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to meet their mental health needs.