Welcome to the Camp Kerry Society

A registered nonprofit organization specializing in bereavement care.

Supporting Children, Youth, Adults & Families impacted by serious illness, grief & loss.

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In an ideal world nobody would lose a loved one.

For those that do, we are here to help.
Programs & Services

Camp Kerry BC

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Camp Kerry was established 2007 in British Columbia as Canada’s first family bereavement retreat program. For those grieving the death or a loved one it’s a place to find connection, healing & hope. Click below for more information on the retreats occuring in British Columbia.

Camp Kerry Ontario

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Camp Kerry Ontario was established in 2013. This family bereavement retreat program is currently offered once a year and hosts families from all regions of Ontario and beyond. For further information on the retreats occuring in Ontario please click on the button below.

Camp Kerry Atlantic

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Camp Kerry Atlantic was established in 2015 and is hosted in New Brunswick each year. This family bereavement retreat program serves people from all of the Atlantic provinces in Canada. Click below for more information on these retreats and other programs available in this area.

Featured News

G&F Financial Brings New Life

    This past week a couple of our Camp Kerry staff took a moment to say thank-you to our friends at G&F Financial Group – a company that truly supports “life beyond banking”. G & F didn’t hesitate when they were approached to be our 2018 Camp Kerry...

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Holiday Outreach A Success

On Christmas Eve, members from our community came together to offer comfort (clothing, food, a warm fire and peer support) to those who are grieving and in need on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia. Camp Kerry team member and recipient...

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Holiday Outreach: Vancouver

On December 24th members of our community will be out to offer comfort to those in need on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver by offering their support, some clothing and some food. This tradition was started by Camp Kerry team member, Joshua Dahling, in...

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Retreat Day for Bereaved Families in Atlantic Canada

Thanks to the generous support of our partners from the Saint John Community Foundation, the Camp Kerry Society is pleased to offer our very first Family Day Retreat for the Winter Holiday Season, which will be hosted by our good friends at Snider Mountain Ranch in...

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Day Retreat For Bereaved Families

Are you looking for the opportunity to connect with other families who are coping with grief and loss? Are you looking for strategies to help you and your children to cope with your loss during the busy holiday season? Are you looking for a place where you can remember your loved one(s) in a community with others who understand?

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Spin for Camp Kerry

On November 4th, twenty six riders got together at Cadence Cycling Studio to raise funds and awareness for the Camp Kerry Society…

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National Bereavement Day 2018

As a non-profit organization whose primary mandate is the provision of grief and loss supports, we invite you to join us and our partners in bringing public attention to this day, as well as to the crisis that pertains to the lack of bereavement resources in this country…

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Celebrating Success In Ontario

This is the fifth year that the Camp Kerry Society has been offering its signature bereavement program to families in Ontario. We could not do it without the devotion and talents provided by our incredible team of volunteers…

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Monthly Giving

In Canada there is no government funding designated for bereavement care, yet it is well documented that unresolved grief can lead to an array of health concerns including; anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.

For every loss, it is estimated that at least five people will be significantly impacted, yet very few have access to adequate long-term supports. 

Every donation that you give to the Camp Kerry Society helps us to provide support to children, youth, individuals and families impacted by loss and to those living with a serious illness. As a result of people like you, lives are being transformed across Canada.

By becoming a sustaining partner through Giving Monthly donations you can help us provide hope and support life after loss. 

Meet the Doc

Camp Kerry Society Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Heather Mohan, provides a glimpse into Camp Kerry while interviewed on location at one of our family bereavement retreats in British Columbia in 2014.

Meet Bob

Bob Kirstiuk reflects on his late wife, Kerry Glade Kirstiuk; her battle with cancer and how she would influence Dr. Heather Mohan to create the first family bereavement retreat program in Canada, “Camp Kerry”. 

Meet Jamie

Camp Kerry Alumni, Jamie, is an inspiring grandmother who is tasked with parenting her grandchild. In this video Jamie offers a glimpse into her experiences and the gratitude she now feels.

Meet Victor

Victor is an extraordinary father of two young children. In this video, he reflects on some of his experiences as a participant in some of the Society’s programs.

Meet Julie

Julie has one daughter and has been volunteering with our medical team for the past couple of years. Julie reflects on her experiences as both a participant and volunteer.

Camp Kerry Atlantic

An introduction to Atlantic Canada’s first and only family bereavement retreat program. Created by Matt Brown of Mountaindale Productions.

Music Therapy

In this powerful video one of our Peer Mentor families – the Riel’s – discuss how Music Therapy improved their lives after the death of their loved one. Music Therapy is deeply rooted in our programs.

A Day to Remember

In 2017 students at St. Malachy’s Memorial School in New Brunswick participated in a workshop that was designed to raise awareness about grief and loss. The impact was significant to say the least.

Meet Ali

Ali has been actively involved with our programs since 2008; initially as a participant and then as a volunteer. Find out how our compassionate community has helped Ali and her family. 

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Head Office

145 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3W2

Phone: 604-553-4663
Fax: 604-553-4664

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