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DIY Arts and Crafts

Art, Loss & Meaning

Using our innate creativity to
explore loss and grief together

Join other youth survivors in an online group to create art and explore the meaning of our loss. Through this
8-week program, we hope to renew the relationship to our loved ones and explore aspects of the meaning
of the loss in our lives and connect with others in a meaningful way. 

A Peer Support Art Making Group for Youth Experiencing Loss & Grief

What is Art, Loss and Meaning About: During this online Group Peer Support Program we will use our creativity and common materials to remake objects to connect with our loss and with others who have also experienced their own unique losses.  Through this artistic exploration, we aim to support individual and collective healing journeys.

No art skills are required, only a desire to create and play. We’ll use art to explore the meaning of our loss, and how it impacted us and our relationships.


Who is for: This group is designed for youth aged 14-17, who have developed some coping skills to get through day-to-day life. Ideally, participants have some comfort talking about their loss, with the knowledge that individual boundaries will be respected. 

When: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Thursdays for eight (8) weeks:
January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16


Costs: There is no cost to join this group.
(Donations are welcome)
Participants provide their own art supplies. Once participation is confirmed, we provide a list of recommended supplies that:

  • You may already have

  • May be available from your school

  • Can be purchased at a local dollar or craft store for less than $20

  • We can help with, if needed. Let us know.


Important notes: 

  • This program is based on a peer-support model, it is not therapy.

  • Space is limited. The group will proceed with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 committed participants registered by January 18, 2023. If the group is is full, registrants will be given the opportunity to  be wait-listed for the next program.

  • This group program was created by Registered Clinical Counsellor Rheanna Bibby and Therapist Catherine Macdonald. It will be led by Catherine and LTL Registered Clinical Counsellor, Maggie Reidy

  • LTL is hoping to showcase Loss, Art and Healing in our communications to encourage others to participate and as a part of future fundraising to support our youth Loss and Grief programs. Participants will be invited to share their art and stories based on individual their level of comfort. 

Thank you to BC Community Gaming and Victoria Foundation for making the program possible.

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