Grief Support Groups in Nova Scotia

Hospice Halifax Bereavement Support Groups – Halifax
In-person, virtual, educational, and movement-based options, are open to all.
Group Information

Grief Support Group, Bereavement Program, Integrated Palliative Care Service – Halifax
For people who have had loved ones in the care of the Palliative Care Service, Central Zone. Registration required.
Norma Jean Profitt at 902-473-1622

IWK Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Bereavement Support Group
Closed group that runs a few times a year based on need.
Pamella Beliveau at 902-470-7722

Saint Benedict Grief Group – Clayton Park
Catholic faith is shared, all are welcome.

Silver and Gold Grief Support Group, Sackville Seniors Advisory Council – Lower Sackville
Tom Leblanc at 902-865-1168

St. Clement Bereavement Group – Dartmouth
8 week closed group that runs twice a year, starting in mid-March and in mid-September. Participants must pre-register. Open to all. Free to attend.
Susan Duggan at 902-446-9599

St. John Vianney Grief Group – Lower Sackville Holy Trinity Parish
Non-denominational; everyone welcome.
Judith Fraser at 902-864-2778

Survivors of Suicide – Halifax
George Tomie at 902-445-0860
Margaret Tousignant at 902-826-2658

Water Bugs and Dragon Flies Bereaved Parent Support Group – Dartmouth
Vince MacDonald at 902-462-4050

Widowed in Self-Help (WISH) – Halifax
For people who have lost a life partner; open to all genders and orientations. Register by calling and putting your name
on the email list.
902-700-7803 ext. 3370 or
1-844-333-3692 ext. 3370 (toll free)

Amherst, Cumberland County: Healing and Hope Grief Support Group
Sharon Skinner at 902-667-5400 ext. 6344
Terry Lynn Smith at 902-667-5400 ext. 6428

Antigonish: Community Grief Support Group
8-week group runs twice a year at St. Ninian’s. Free and open to adults experiencing loss and grief.
Gladys MacDougall at 902-870-4885

Berwick, Bridgetown, and Kentville: Friends in Bereavement
Jennifer Longley at 902-681-8239

Chester: Second Story Women’s Centre Grief Support Group
For women and gender-oppressed people who are grieving the loss of a partner.
Christine at 902-397-1625

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
Grief counselling and groups for adults and children.

Cumberland County: Campbell’s Funeral Home Bereavement Support Group
This 9 week closed group is offered regularly. Registration Required.

Fall River: Mothers of Angels Support Group
Child loss of any kind.
Nancy Weatherhead at 902-632-2539

Hatchet Lake: GriefShare Support Group
Cheryl Rafuse at 902-225-8305

Kingston, Kentville: GriefShare
Christian-based, all are welcome.
David Hazelwood at 902-847-1225

Lewis Lake, Saint Margaret’s Bay: Gone but Never Forgotten Grief Support Group
Two groups run at the same time. One for adults 16+ and one for children aged 5-15. Held at the Estabrooks Community Hall.
Lorna Zinck-Gordon at 902-989-3217

Lunenburg: Widowed Grief Support Group
Jane at 902-634-3484

Musquodoboit Harbour/Sheet Harbour: Healing and Hope
8 week closed group that runs regularly. Registration required.
Jan Rowlings at 902-229-0391

Wolfville: Valley Circle of Friends – Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Lesley Hopkins at 902-681-5846

Yarmouth: Community Support Group
Bertha Brannen at 902-740-2146

Yarmouth: “Surviving Christmas”
For adults who have experienced a loss.
Brenda Martin at 902-266-9821

Bereaved Families of Cape Breton Groups and programs for adults and teens.

Mothers of Angels – New Waterford, Cape Breton
Child loss of any kind.
Shirley Kelley at 902-862-8460

Strait Area Women’s Place
6 week grief groups offered a few times a year. Free trauma therapy sessions available as well.

Survivors of Suicide Loss – Sydney, Cape Breton

Atlantic Fertility Support Group (Nova Scotia Wide via Zoom)
For those faced with fertility challenges, including those trying to conceive after a loss.
Stacie Loverin at

Caregiver Support Groups
Please note that while there is some grief support within these groups, the focus is on caregiving, not bereavement.
Call 1-877-488-7390 to find a location and
contact person near you.

Mom’s of Children Past Peer-to-Peer and Group Support
Supports offered province-wide.
Sherry Bigelow at 902-365-5210

Camp Kedooopse Grief Camp at Brigadoon Village
Annual summer camp in Aylesford, NS for children ages 7-18 who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one.

Camp Skein at Greenhill Lake
A camp for children who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling, run by Camp Maple Leaf in Greenhill Lake, NB.