Kaleidoscope 2020

September 24 – 27
A Virtual Grief Convention for Families & Professionals.



Kaleidoscope 2020 is the Camp Kerry Society’s first Virtual Grief Convention for Families and Professionals. From September 24 – 27th, we will gather as a community impacted by serious illness, grief and loss to share in four days of connection, inspired learning and hope. Expect to participate in a wide range of workshops, experiential sessions and inspiring talks from notable experts in the fields of health & wellness, grief psychology & counselling, parenting and education. Also on the agenda are a community memory service, a virtual campfire, early morning/late night self-care sessions and much, much, more!








Special Guest Performance

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

We are pleased to feature a very special performance by two of the worlds best fiddle players, Natalie MacMaster and her husband, Donnell Leahy!

Special Guest Performance

Christian Sbrocca, Zandar Howard Scott & Gabriella Laberge

What better way to close the convention than to bring three world-class musicians together! Read more about each Artist in their profiles located at the bottom of this page.


Yes, this is the Patch Adams some of you have heard about from the movie which featured the late Robin Williams! For more than 50 years, Patch has been mending hearts and educating others around the globe as he’s pursued his dream to build a free hospital in the United States. At Kaleidoscope 2020 participants will have the opportunity to interact with Patch and learn more about his approach to death, dying and grief.
Dr. Patch Adams Founder, The Gesundheit Institute
Lorraine is a well-known and well-loved veteran narrative therapist who has turned the world of modern-day Grief Psychology completely upside down. She specializes in working within a post-structural narrative therapy frame with people who are dying as well as with families after a loved one has died.

Dr. Lorrainne Hedtke Professor, California State University

Most recently Jo-Anne worked with the First Nations Health Authority as part of a team who developed and taught the Indigenous End-Of-Life Guide Program, offered in partnership with the Continuing Education Department at Douglas College. For the past 11 years she was also the Executive Chair of the Day Scholar Certified Class Action for Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nation and James Cree.

Jo-Anne Gottfriedson Resident Elder & Educator

Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio and a bestselling parenting book author. Ann is the creator of The Mother of All Book series and the author, most recently, of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm. A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.

Ann Douglas CBC Columnist/Best Selling Author


Donate to Support Kaleidoscope

For well over a decade the Camp Kerry Society has been bringing families together all across Canada who have been impacted by serious illness, grief and loss. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, this year is no exception. Help support others through Canada’s virtual grief convention by making a donation today.