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AGM & Spring Newsletter

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Register today! Annual General Meeting & Supporting Youth Through Grief Community Education Workshop Tuesday, May 10, 6:00-8:00 PM on Zoom, No charge to attend.

As part of the AGM, Learning Through Loss facilitator, Ashley Gilles will present

a one-hour Community Education Workshop.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn about our programs and how you can more effectively help a youth cope with loss and grief in healthy ways.

Join us to learn more about…

  • The critical work that Learning Through Loss does in the Greater Victoria Community

  • What we accomplished in 2021

  • Plans for the future

  • How you can engage with Learning Through Loss for workshops and counselling

  • What you can do to support a young person in your life who is struggling to navigate the loss and grief associated with a death, family breakup, their own or a family members illness or injury, feeling disenfranchised in a new country


Book Now for June Good Grief Workshops for Students– Grade 8 – 12 and Post Secondary

Did you know that Learning Through Loss provides no charge virtual Good Grief Workshops for schools in School Districts 61, 62, 63 and 79?

Grief is an inevitable part of life, yet many youth say nobody has ever talked to them about it. When they feel a loss they struggle to discuss it with others for fear of discomfort.

Learning Through Loss Good Grief Workshops 60-90 minute workshops educate students about loss and grief, and the impact it can have on theirs' and their friends’ lives.

Drop us a line and we’d be happy to discuss all of the options available for your school – students, parents, teachers and counsellors. Book now for June 2022 and the 2022/23 school year.


CMHA Mental Health Week – May 2 – 8

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is Empathy.


National Child & Youth Mental Health Day – May 7

Great Youth Resources from Family Start


Additional Resources

  • Healing Your Heart Podcast We’ve all heard about the five stages of grief. But what happens when your experience doesn’t follow that model at all? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone began to question how we think about grief after a devastating loss in her own life. She shares the techniques she learned to help her cope with tragedy. Check it out!

  • Doing OK? Checking in on the Mental Health of BC Youth – McCreary Centre Society Key Finding: Youth report positive mental health when they felt safe, connected and supported. For example, 81% of those who felt quite or very connected to their community felt hopeful for their future, compared to 61% who felt somewhat connected, and 44% who did not feel connected. The findings in this report are considered representative of over 95% of BC youth aged 12–19 who were attending mainstream schools in the province. Click here to read the report


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