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Bereavement and Grief Support

Compassionate, nondenominational help for families and individuals dealing with death of a loved one:

Government Resources

Government agencies providing various forms of survivor benefits following a death:

  • Canada Pension Plan
    It is important to apply for Canada Pension Plan benefits when your parent, spouse, or common-law partner dies. If you don’t, you may lose benefits you are entitled to receive.

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Resources for the families of deceased Canadian Armed forces members includes information about Death Benefit, Canadian Forces Income Support, Funeral and Burial Assistance and Benefits for Survivors (of Disability Pension Recipients).

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
    Family members who depended on the earnings of someone who has died could receive survivor benefits. Check the WSIB Survivors benefits guide for more information.

Financial Assistance

You could qualify for financial assistance from one of the programs listed below.