Children & Youth
Throughout the year, the NOVA West Island's Carousel Bereavement Program offers a "Circle of Support" for children and youth who are in the midst of coping with difficulties in their lives, such as an on-going family illness or the death of a loved one.
Individual sessions in the home, at the school or at the NOVA office will focus on respectful listening, discussion, comforting, understanding and creative activities to foster the expression of emotions, thoughts and remembering.
The child or youth may apply to participate or may be referred by the family physician, school staff or a health professional. Parental/guardian permission is required if child in under 14.
Click here to see the Carousel Program’s detailed brochure
In addition, CAMP CAROUSEL, a weekend bereavement camp is offered twice a year, spring and fall, at Cap St. Jacques. During this weekend, an experienced counsellor and qualified volunteers will offer support and advice to help them in the healing and growth process of their grieving. Several activities are offered, such as recreational sports, crafts, campfires, breakout sessions, a remembrance ceremony, including release of butterflies.
Our Carousel Program is offered free of charge to all young people who are going through a period of adjustment in their bereavement, however an "In Memoriam" donation on behalf of their loved one would be appreciated.
For more information or to register for the next camp, please contact Carol Jonas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see the Camp Carousel brochure
This program is mainly offered thanks to the support of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Montreal and West Island Crusade Against Cancer (WICAC).