Upcoming Programs, Workshops & Events
In an ideal world nobody would lose a loved one. For those that do, we are here to help.
After two years of virtual runs, the day has finally come where we can once again unite as a team and run or walk together in person at this year’s 2022 Vancouver Half Marathon & Charity Challenge…
This course will focus on writing a bereavement memoir which can help to keep our loved ones with us in meaningful and life-affirming ways. The people we love always remain part of us, even after their death, and their ongoing presence can bring us lasting joy.
If you are between the ages of 13-18, and would like an opportunity to connect with peers who understand then join us for the Vancouver Island Surfing & Camping Adventure in Tofino, BC!
We are calling for the nomination of candidates to stand for the Society’s Board of Directors. Member engagement is critical to the success of the Society and the Board relies upon your recommendations for strong candidates.
Expressive Arts Therapies are a critical part of Lumara’s unique model of care. These interactive, arts-based therapies for children and adults provide helpful emotional outlets, positive coping strategies, and enhanced communication.
We invite you to join members of our team alongside our panel of incredible Indigenous Elders/Leaders/Healers/Artists as we gather in community for another season of our Indigenous Health & Wellness Series, which will provide insight, knowledge and inspiration for all those seeking light in the darkness of grief and hope for the future.
On December 4th, 2021, Mike Sanborn honoured his dear friend, Quentin Liedtke, in an epic rowing event. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide supports to hundreds of children and families impacted by serious illness, grief and loss through the Lumara Grief & Bereavement Care Society.
Watch as Saoirse & Sharlene share a glimpse into their journey of grief, laughter, and healing from the first time they attended camp in 2019 to their return this fall…
This “mini-retreat” day will offer four different online sessions designed to help those who are grieving to connect with a supportive community and to re-charge from the stress of the holiday season.
In Canada there is little to no government funding designated for bereavement care, yet it is well documented that unresolved grief can lead to an array of mental 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 Lumara helps us to provide support to children, youth, adults, 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.