This 18 hour, three day workshop is designed for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of how to help those who are dealing with loss and grief. It may be of special benefit to those professionals who work in healthcare, financial services, insurance, law, HR/EAP and college/university counselling departments.

Those who take this training will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the option to move into the role of a facilitator with the LMGRS if interested. Please note: we cannot provide CEU’s.

Program Objectives

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the grieving process
  • Develop skills of how to support the bereaved – individually and in groups
  • Learn various grief management models
  • Understand the different kinds of losses
  • Increase awareness of disenfranchised and complicated grief

Instructors / Facilitators

Chris Newell has been in the area of transition and loss since 1999. She worked with an award-winning program for over 12 years which helped people manage the multiple effects of job loss find a sense of purpose and confidence to secure a new career.

Since 2008 she has been a Facilitator/Educator with the LMGRS and has been involved at the board level for the last several years.  Presently she holds the position of President.

As a Grief Educator, Dr. Catherine Hajnal facilitates an understanding of loss and the process of grieving.  As an advocate for healthy grieving, she brings awareness to the ways in which society disenfranchises grievers.  She is passionate about the transformative potential of loss. Her doctorate (1997) explored the connection between health and the design of work.  She has been involved with health, well-being, and empowerment ever since. Catherine has been a Facilitator/Educator with LMGRS since 2014 and was a Past LMGRS Board Member as Facilitator Liaison.

Grief Education Workshop

September 8, 22, 29, 2018 (three non-consecutive Saturdays)
9am – 4pm
Heron Room a the Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

Fee: $479

Early Bird Rate: Register before August 17, 2018: $419.

Bring a Friend Rate: If two people sign up together, then the fee will be $419 per person.

If you are interested in our Grief Education Workshop, please email us at:


We know that everyone is going to experience a loss at some point in their lives; therefore we are dedicated to providing information and education to individuals, organizations and agencies about how to manage this loss and the subsequent grief.

We have delivered presentations to Rotary Clubs, Church Pastoral Care Teams and Outreach Committees and Funeral Homes. Most recently we have provided educational seminars to the Chinese Family Support Group at the Richmond Canadian Mental Health Association and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team at Richmond Fire Rescue.
We have also co-hosted community events and trade shows about honouring loss and bereavement and life management.

Our presentations are lead by our knowledgeable and personable grief support facilitators and include topics such as: ‘How to Deal with Grief’; ‘How to Help a Grieving Person’ and ‘Do No Harm.’
While raising awareness and providing education is very important to us, so is keeping our society in operation, therefore we do request a donation/fee for having our facilitators present to your group.

If you would like more information, or are interested in arranging for us to come and give a presentation, please call: 604-696-1060 or email us at: