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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.

Featured News

Call for Nominations 2022

Call for Nominations 2022

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.

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Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts Therapies

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.

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Rekindling Our Spirits: A Day of Indigenous Health & Wellness

Rekindling Our Spirits: A Day of Indigenous Health & Wellness

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.  

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100.3 KM for Quentin

100.3 KM for Quentin

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.

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Bringing Light to Grief & Sorrow

Bringing Light to Grief & Sorrow

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…

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Interlude: A Holiday Grief Gathering

Interlude: A Holiday Grief Gathering

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.

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Monthly Giving

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.

Find Us Online

Head Office

Lumara Grief & Bereavement Care Society
322-198 Island Highway East
PO Box 809
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2G8

Wellness Centre

Lumara Grief & Bereavement Care Society
820 6th St
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3C8
(Send mail to Head Office)

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