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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT 

CHILDREN
& YOUTH

The Carousel program is a comprehensive bereavement service that caters to children and youth between the ages of 6 and 17 who are navigating the challenges of loss and change.

 

Led by skilled counselors, the program offers a supportive environment where participants can explore their emotions, process their grief, and develop coping strategies.

 

The program is designed to provide holistic support, addressing their emotional, social, and psychological needs as they navigate the complexities of grief and transition.​

 

Individual grief-support sessions:

Addressed to West Island children going through grief, after losing a loved one or as a result of major loss and change. These sessions can be scheduled to take place at the child’s school or at our NOVA office. They are intended to give the child a private and non-judgemental space for them to process their grief-related emotions through different activities.

Consent from the parent or guardian of children under 14 years of age is required, including to communicate with their school principal and teachers to schedule grief-support sessions around the class schedule during the school year.

 

Carousel Bereavement Camp:

Camp Carousel takes place at Cap-Saint-Jacques over a weekend (Friday evening to Sunday noon). Sleeping arrangements are provided on site in a large chalet, and the camp involves fun outdoor, indoor as well as grief-related activities.

 

It’s an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer exchanges that are rewarding, empowering and encouraging for children affected by the death of a loved one. Camp registration is open to bereaved children who have lost a loved one, irrespective of their living or school district.

 

Our Carousel Bereavement Program services are offered free-of-charge to young people who are going through a period of adjustment in their bereavement journey, however a donation in memory of their loved one would be greatly appreciated.

The fall camp is scheduled for September 13th to the 15th. 

Click here to see the Carousel Program’s detailed brochure.

For more information or to register for the next camp, please contact Meghan Harnum at mharnum@novawi.org.​

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