Circles of Strength
Bereavement Support Groups
These year-round community-based groups were created by our organization’s founder, Dr. Heather Mohan, in 1998 on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia. Some of our dedicated volunteers have been assisting with these groups since they first began!
We now have Circles of Strength groups operating in several Lower Mainland locations within the province of British Columbia as well as in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The Circles of Strength program provides ongoing opportunities for those who are bereaved to connect, to share their experiences in a supportive environment and to learn strategies that can assist them in coping with their grief. All groups are facilitated by experienced therapists who are assisted by trained volunteers. While the program is family-centred in philosophy, each meeting includes a breakout time with separate talking circles and expressive arts therapy activities for adults, youth and children.
Pre-registration is required and all new applicants must participate in a phone interview with a group facilitator before attending their first session. For further information on specific group meeting dates in your region, or for help with registration, please contact the Camp Kerry office by email or phone.
If you cannot attend our groups in person, but would like the opportunity to connect with others through our private online social network (there are no dues or fees for membership) then please submit your information below to receive an email invitation to join.