Remembering Together

Remembering and staying connected to the person who died is a lifelong process. At Kemp Care Network, we believe that remembering is how we heal and keep our love alive. We are here to listen and support you and your loved ones‌ in your personal grief journey.

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What does it mean to Remember?

We understand that everyone grieves in their own way, at their own pace. Our Grief & Bereavement Programs offer ongoing support, counselling‌ and education to help navigate this lifelong journey. We are here to listen, support‌ and guide you as you honour the memories of your loved ones and find healing in your grief.

What to Expect


We’re here to help the whole way. Our goal is to guide you towards a place of peace in your grief. We offer a variety of programs that can help you feel more prepared for the road ahead.


With +15 years in bereavement support, our team of social workers, counsellors, child and youth workers, and specially trained volunteers are here to help you heal. From group support to one-to-one counselling, we can find something that works for you.


Grief is not a “one size fits all” process, and we understand that. Our care team works collaboratively with you to ensure we meet your needs.

Common Questions

You are not alone. We understand that everyone experiences grief differently. That is why we offer support groups tailored to providing comfort and understanding. We have a variety of programs to help you and your family navigate this process.

While we do not actually move on from the death of a loved one, there are ways to make it easier. Taking care of your physical, social, and emotional well-being, embracing your feelings‌ and finding ways to honour and remember your loved one are all great places to start. If you need more information, try reading through our resources on grief and bereavement below.

We have many programs specifically for children, from specialized one-to-one counselling to different kinds of activity-based programs. We also run Camp Keaton, a weekend-long summer camp program made for grieving children aged 7-17.  At Camp Keaton, youth can learn how to deal with their feelings and make connections with others who have been through similar situations.

Our grief support covers all losses for anyone in our community. Many of the grief groups are loss-type specific enabling you to meet others who have similar experiences. Our no-cost one-to-one counselling and group support is open to everyone.

How We Help With Remembering

Grief Groups for Adults

Our specially trained volunteers, along with our social worker, provide a variety of grief groups are offered for grieving adults to share experiences and discuss variety of topics associated with their unique grief journey.

Compassionate Listeners

Our specially trained volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening illness in Greater Hamilton.

Grief Counselling for Adults

Our specially trained social workers offer emotional support to individuals and families who have experienced the death of someone important to them in Greater Hamilton.

Connecting Over Coffee (Bi-weekly Drop-in Grief Group)

Connecting Over Coffee is a virtual drop-in group for adults to share experiences and discuss a variety of topics as they associate with each individual and unique grief journey.

Grief Counselling for Children & Youth

Our team of counsellors offer one-to-one counselling for children and youth ages 5-17 years old. All counselling sessions are offered at no cost.

Grief Groups for Children & Youth

Our specially trained volunteers, along with our child and youth worker, provide a variety of bereavement groups for children and youth (ages 7-17) to share experiences and discuss variety of topics related to each individual's grief journey.

Camp Keaton

Camp Keaton is a bereavement camp designed for children and youth aged 7–17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, friend or someone important to them.

The Burger Box

A customizable grief kit to support children, youth and their families through their grief journey. All boxes are free of charge thanks to generous donations from our community.

Family Nights

The Kemp Care Network provides a place for children, youth and their guardians to come together. Through participation in facilitated peer groups, they find understanding, stability and support.

KCN Community Cookbook (Submissions Open)

KCN Community Cookbook The kitchen is the heart of every home where memories are made and families are brought together. This project aims to share the love of food in honour of your loved ones. This digital recipe book will be made available for everyone to download and enjoy. Stay tuned! For more information, please […]

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