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Chinese Bereavement Services

The program specializes in offering professional and supportive services to bereaved individuals and families residing in Toronto and York region. This program particularly addresses the emotional needs and social support of individuals and families during the transition in life, the grieving process and is offered in a culturally sensitive environment.


Services that Carefirst Bereavement program offers include:

  • Community Education Seminars and Workshops (on death and dying, community resources, how to deal with grief and loss, funeral service, Will arrangement and many more)
  • Individual Counseling for bereaved individuals and families (assessment and supportive counselling)
  • Service Navigation (linkage to sources of Pensions, Benefits and other financial assistance, advance care planning, legal support, etc.)
  • Support Bereavement Groups (a closed-membership groups of   4-10 individuals)
    • Spousal loss
    • Parents with adult child loss
    • Infant /Child loss
  • Hospices Visiting by trained volunteers
  • Survivors Network (A self-help platform to provide sharing moments and continual support to the ex-participants of the bereavement services)