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Home of Camp Kerry

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.

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“Life is Hard and Grief is Harder”

“Life is Hard and Grief is Harder”

In 2020, all of Camp Kerry’s programs went online. Yet the COVID-19 restrictions also gave us an opportunity to envision new ways of cultivating community, including creating the virtual perinatal loss group.

The format allowed women and families from communities across Canada to participate in our grief support groups. Trish and Kayren shared how freeing it was to be vulnerable with people they wouldn’t run into in other situations.

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2021 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

2021 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Whether you are looking for a serious challenge or a fun activity for the whole family, this virtual event will keep you moving. Not to mention, you can support a great cause while you do so!

Participants can choose from the 21.1K, 10K, 5K and 1K Kids Race or challenge themselves to complete either of the new Repeat (5K & 10K) or Threepeat (5K, 10K & 21K) Challenges.

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Styles of Grieving with Dr. Hajnal

Styles of Grieving with Dr. Hajnal

While the process of grieving is universal – we all grieve – grief looks different on everyone. Your relationship with the loss (losses) is unique and so too will be your experience of those losses. At the same time, it can be helpful to see yourself or others in their grief as having a particular style. 

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Parenting While Grieving: A Virtual Workshop

Parenting While Grieving: A Virtual Workshop

Are you raising children or teens who have experienced a significant loss through the death of a parent or a sibling? 

Let our Counsellor, Samantha French, be your guide in this informative workshop, as you learn more about developmental stages and how they relate to grief, creating a comfortable dialogue for all family members around loss, reducing conflict amongst siblings, democratic parenting and teaching kids self-regulation skills. 

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Introducing the Rose Family Student Bursary

Introducing the Rose Family Student Bursary

In memory of Rob Rose, we are pleased to introduce the Rose Family Student Bursary. This fund will provide financial support to youth who have suffered the loss of a parent as they pursue their post-secondary studies.

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Family Art Therapy Series: Spring 2021

Family Art Therapy Series: Spring 2021

This six-week series of interactive online sessions are facilitated by Camp Kerry Art Therapist, Sophie Arkell. Families will have opportunities to engage in arts-based activities that will provide helpful emotional outlets, positive coping strategies and enhance communication. Sessions will run for one hour each week.

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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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