Community resources

If the intensity of the grief does not lessen over time, you may consider seeking help from a professional or support service. The following are some resources that can refer you on to counselling and other support services in your community.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Social Work: Social workers are found on most units and as part of every program at Sunnybrook. If you would like to speak with a social worker, ask your doctor, nurse or other member of your health care team.

Spiritual & Religious Care: 416-480-4421 (on call 24 hours)

AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario
490 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M4X 1K9
Program Director
(416) 205-9888 ext. 2244

Alzheimer Society for Metropolitan Toronto
Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1600 Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
(416) 322-6560

Alliance Hospice: A Division of Better Living
29 Gervais Drive, Suite 201 Toronto, ON M3C 1Y9
(416) 447-7244

Bereaved Families of Ontario
Mailing Address:
Watline Postal Outlet
P.O. Box 10015
Mississauga, ON L4Z 4G5
Website: www.bereavedfamilies.net/

Bereaved Families of Ontario -Toronto
80 Woodlawn Avenue East Toronto, ON M4T 1W6 (416) 440-0290
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Halton/Peel Region
33 City Centre Drive, Suite 610
Missisauga, ON L5B 2N5
(905) 848-4337

Bereavement Resource Council of Niagara
220 Niagara Falls Road
Thorold, ON L2V 1J2
(905) 680-64

Distress Centres/Lines
Muskoka Telecare 1 (705) 726-7922
Peel Region (905) 278-7208

Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education and Grief Counselling
80 Carleton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1L6
(416) 926-0905

Genesis Bereavement Resource Centre
c/o Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel 467 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1K5
(416) 924-1408

LIFT (Living is for Today)
Bereavement Services and Community Education Humphrey Funeral Home
1403 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3A8
(416) 485-6415

Self-Help Recovery Group
Taylor Place Senior Adult Centre 1 Overland Drive
Don Mills, ON M3C 2C3
(416) 510-1100

THEOS (They Help Each Other Spiritually)
Windermere United Church
356 Windermere Avenue Toronto, ONM6S 3L3
(416) 769-5611

Trinity Support Group for the Widowed
Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills
2737 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2L 1C5
(416) 447-5136

Arab Community Centre of Toronto
5555 Burnhamthorpe Road, Unit 209
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y3
(416) 231-7746

Armenian Community Centre
45 Hallcrown Place
Willowdale, ON M2J 4Y4
(416) 491-2900

Greek Community Metropolitan Toronto Inc.
760 Pape Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3S7
(416) 469-1155

Kababayan Filipino Community Centre
1313 Queen Street East, Suite 133
Toronto, ON M6K 1L8
(416) 532-3888

Muslim Community Information & Legal Aid Services
491 Parkside Drive
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z9
(416) 766-6311

Durhman Grief Resource Centre
124 King Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B6
1 (905) 433-4711

Grief Support and Resource Centre
St. Vincent de Paul Hospital 42 Garden Street
Brockville, ON K6V 2C3 Bereavement Coordinator
1 (613) 642-4461 ext. 2256

People Needing People
c/o Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King Street South
Waterloo, ON N2J 1P7
1 (519) 745-2195


Location and contact

Palliative care unit admissions (K1E/K1C)

Phone: 416-480-6182
Fax: 416-480-6118

Palliative care consult team

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 7255
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding palliative care referrals and resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For urgent matters outside of business hours, please call locating at 416-480-4244 and ask the operator to page the "on-call palliative care physician/consultant".

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