2nd Annual Children's Grief Awareness Event

"Raising Awareness of Grieving Children"

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Brock University

This event is designed to raise awareness of the needs of grieving children and the benefits they can obtain through the support of others

There are 2 events being planned for Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Brock University (1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON). Both events will be located in the David S. Howes Theatre(in Welch Hall). 


In the Morning  

Movie Event for Children and their Families 

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

           9:00 am - Registration

           9:15 am - Discussion about grief and resiliency

           9:30 am - Movie starts 

          11:30 am - Discussion on ways to cope and door prize draws

Film: Moana - rated PG

Movie Synopsis: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Free popcorn, water, and coffee will be provided. If you bring your own snacks please have them be peanut free. 

Free gift bags for all children who have tickets. Gifts bags will include coupons by our sponsors, toys, crayons, Moana colouring pages, bubbles, Play-Doh, and much more

5 Prize Draws for Children (Moana Prize, Toy Prize, Art Prize, Magic Show Prize, and Niagara Ice Dogs Prize)


Please see the eventbrite website below for free tickets to the Morning Event


Event and Free Parking Location (Orange Area Only - Lot T and Lot U)

In the Afternoon  

Presentations for Adults Only

(Teachers, Professionals, Parents, Students, etc.)

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm - Free water and coffee will be provided 

Topics that will be discussed: 

1:00pm - 2:10pm

Dr. Kathy Belicki - Dealing with Children’s Nightmares (Professor at Brock University)

Joshua Black - Children's Grief Dreams (Dreaming of the Deceased) (PhD Student at Brock University)

Dr. Tiffany Hunt - Complicated Grief Reactions in Children (Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Faculty at  Brock University)

2:20pm - 3:25pm

Angel G. Graham - Secondary Loss for Children (Child & Family Therapist at Pathstone Mental Health)

Wendy Fisher -  Children and Suicide Loss (From Loving Outreach)

Andrea Bozza - Confronting Death in the School (Mental Health Lead at Niagara Catholic District School Board)

3:35pm - 4:30pm 

Christina Walton - Camp Erin (Clinical Director at Camp Erin - Hamilton)

Melissa Penner - Preparing for the Holidays (Bereavement Specialist at Hospice Niagara)

Sheri Eggleton - Self-Care (Caring for the Caregiver) (Therapeutic Play Specialist at Pathstone Mental Health)

Please see the eventbrite website below for free tickets to the Afternoon Event


Event and Free Parking Location (Orange Area Only - Lot T and Lot U)

For any questions regarding this event, please email Joshua Black at Josh.black2@brocku.ca

Please note: Brock University will have two spaces on campus that will be open if you are wanting to eat lunch 

The Marketplace  

The Hungry Badger

Brought to you by: 

Grief Network Niagara - A group of professionals and volunteers who provide bereavement support throughout the community

Our Valued Sponsor Partners: