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WonderSpace BLUE (BLUE) provides grief peer support groups for children and youth that have experienced the death of a family member or caregiver.

BLUE recognizes that inquiring about joining a grief peer support group is a courageous step towards finding connection and understanding during a challenging time. When reaching out, individuals often express a mix of hope and apprehension, seeking a safe space to share and process their emotions with others who have experienced similar losses.

  • Participants commit to attending as a family unit which includes at minimum a parent/caregiver and child/youth. Children and youth cannot attend without a parent/caregiver and adults cannot participate as an individual. Parents and caregivers must attend with a minor who is in their care.
  • This gathering provides a playful experience for families seeking support, offering a sense of community and understanding, without the commitment of structured support groups.
  • Currently, BLUE does not distinguish the manner of death for eligibility.  Participants agree that their grief experience will vary due to the manner of death and be able to respect the differences of other participants.
  • BLUE recommends that participants wait at least one month following the death before joining the group, and some families wait three or even six months.
  • BLUE values serving families with personalized attention and therefore limited capacity is available.
  • However, participants are encouraged to complete a BLUE inquiry form to mitigate additional waiting time that might occur due to a waiting list. 

 

BLUE groups are held every other Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm at College Wesleyan Church. Dinner is provided.

If you are a family that has experienced a loss through death and would like more information about joining our support groups, please complete our inquiry form.

If you are unable to commit to the structure of BLUE peer support groups or if you are on a waiting list for BLUE groups, you might consider attending BLUE grief cafes. This gathering provides a playful experience for families seeking support, offering a sense of community and understanding, without the commitment of structured support groups.

  • Parents and caregivers drop-in with their children during open hours
  • Play-based activities are designed to foster social connection and exploration of emotions
  • Resources and support are provided for participating families
  • Snacks are provided

 

BLUE cafes are generally held on the first Sunday of the month at College Wesleyan Church from 2-4 pm.