Welcome to the Youth Page

Are you curious about what happens in a Youth group at Lighthouse?

Groups are made up of others around the same age who also have a family member or friend who has died. There’s time to talk, play games, do arts & crafts, or just hang out. Talking with others who are going through the same thing can help us start to make sense of death and grief and all our feelings, and to be with people who really understand.

If you would like to learn more about Lighthouse, your parent or guardian can call us at: 905-337-2333 or email us at  info@lighthousegriefsupport.org

Page illustrated by Sheridan College students Erin Chan & Naomi Yurkov


Some youth at Lighthouse have found that reading books and stories from other youth who have experienced a death, helps them feel better and feel less alone.


TOP TEN TIPS for Youth

TOP TEN TIPS for Youth

Here are some tips from youth at Lighthouse that they found helpful after someone important in their life died.

Looking for other resources? Check out our Grief Tip Sheets, Articles and books in our lending library.


If you need to talk to someone, here are some phone numbers you can call for support.

Kids Help Phone

You can reach a professional counsellor 24/7 at Kids Help Phone
Call: 1-800-668-6868
Text: CONNECT to 686868
Facebook Messenger
Live Chat (7pm – midnight)

LGBT Youthline

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support from Sunday to Friday, 4pm – 9:30pm
Call: 1-800-268-9688
Text: 647-694-4275
Live Chat (4pm – 9:30pm)

Naseeha Youth Helpline

Naseeha provides a confidential mental health helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate and anonymous support, 7 days a week from 12pm – midnight
Call or Text: 1-866-627-3342

Hope for Wellness Help Line

A free online mental health counselling service for Indigenous peoples ages 12 and up across Canada 24/7

Call: 1-855-242-3310
Live Chat

Talk to your school counsellor or social worker – they are there for more than just academic guidance

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