Survivor Support Services

CASP is currently compiling a list of suicide survivor resources, counselling and support services in each province and territory. If you are aware of any such resources/supports in your community please contact our national office at casp@casp-acps.ca and share this information with us so that we can in turn share it with others.


Toronto Distress Centre – Survivor Support Program

Self referral 416-595-1716


We offer an adult-oriented support service for those who have experienced a death by suicide. Our volunteers create a semi-structured, safe place in which survivors can identify, explore and clarify their thoughts and feelings. By helping individuals define their situations and acknowledge their emotions, the support process leads survivors to a consideration of what normal grieving is under these circumstances, the meaning of the suicide, and a sense of how they can manage.

Both individualized and group support are available.

Participation in the programme is free.



Ontario Suicide Prevention Network

Survivor Bereavement Groups:

Canadian Mental Health, Brantford offers a suicide bereavement support group on the third Wednesday of each mongh at 7:00 p.m. .  Location:  Stedman Community Hospice, Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
519-752-2998, Ext 112, lill@cmhabrant.on.ca
Friends in Grief, Hamilton, offers a suicide bereavement support group on the second Wednesday of each month at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 7pm.  Location is 947 Rymal Road East.  905 318-0059,fig@mountaincable.net.

Canadian Mental Health Association London-Middlesex offers a suicide bereavement support group on the second Tuesday of each month from  7:00 to 9:00 pm.  As well, we offer a professionally facilitated 8-week group 2-3 times per year.  Both groups are free.  Location: 648 Huron Street.  For more information, please call 519-434-0077, ext 244, or email grief@london.cmha.ca


Ontario that Victim Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound

A self-support group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one through suicide. We offer a 10 week group session in Owen Sound facilitated by trained volunteers in a confidential environment.  Topics discussed include the loss process, how we are changed, coping strategies, and memorializing our loved one. For more information please call 1-888-577-3111 or contact us at sgsg@victim-services.com


 Survivors of Suicide Support Program  – Orillia, On
10 week survivors program
contact: Bernadette @ 1-705-326-9941/Dianne @ 1-705-327-5970
Survivors of Suicide Support Program – Barrie, On
10 week survivors program

contact: Bernadette @ 1-705-326-9941/Sheila @ 1-705-737-0534