Bereavement Services

Death is a natural part of life and finding one’s way through grief is to discover that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Your experience of grief will be unique. Grieving is normal, but it can be difficult, and support after a loved one’s death can be helpful.


Telephone Bereavement Program

Palliative Manitoba offers one-to-one telephone support by trained volunteers for grieving individuals throughout Manitoba.

This program offers a safe environment to grieving individuals where they can speak openly about their feelings. Each individual can expect to receive a weekly call from a trained volunteer once a match has been made. A match can last for 12 – 15 months.

Please note this is not a 24 hour service or a crisis line. This is not professional counselling but rather a friendly support. Clients will be matched with a volunteer following an intake with a Palliative Manitoba staff member. This may take several weeks to be assigned to a volunteer depending on how busy we are.

Please call our office for more information or to sign up for service at 204-889-8525.

For those in crisis please contact Klinic Crisis Line at 204-786-8686.


Grief Seminars

Palliative Manitoba offers monthly grief seminars hosted by Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, Cropo Funeral Chapel, Glen Eden Funeral Home, and St. Timothys Parish. We have experts in the field come to speak on topics associated with grief. Staff and experienced volunteers are available at all grief seminars to provide additional support.

The seminars are free and open to the public.

Grief Seminars 2020

Please note due to COVID-19, grief seminars have been cancelled. Please check out our Facebook page for online videos.


Bereavement Message

Receive a monthly email from us with up coming grief seminars, support groups, and information for grieving individuals.

Click here to sign up for the Bereavement Message.

If you would like to contribute a story to the bereavement message please email info@palliativemanitoba.ca