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My Story…

Dearest Friends and Family, 

I hope this finds you well and happy despite the current state of the world. I am reaching out to you today to share a story that most, if not all of you know. I want to share my story and ask for your support.

When I was 8 years old, my Father died. 

When I was 16 years old, my Mother died.

These two events, particularly the death of my beloved Mom changed the course of my life. I was so sad for a very long time (and still am some days).

25 years later I find myself working at a very special place. It is called The Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre and we provide free grief counseling and programming for children and youth who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. I see a little bit of myself in each kid that we help. On tough days, that little bit is what gets me through.

On Sunday, October 18th I will be walking for the Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre and I am asking for your support. I need your help to keep the doors of the Centre open and able to continue to provide innovative and specialized programming for grieving kids. 

Every little bit helps. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Please help support The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre, that exists to provide support to grieving children and youth. The Centre provides counselling to children, youth and families (0-21) who are living with the dying and death of a sibling, parent or primary caregiver, or who are living with terminal illness themselves. We help to build capacity of individuals, families and communities and support one another in grief, as well as to maintain connections with loved ones who have died.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 08 Chris Kristi Maya and Jack So proud of you Carrie & grateful for all the love & joy you spread through this world. Thank you for inviting us into this amazing cause. Undisclosed amount
Oct 26 Arzu My compassionate friend. From the day I met you, I knew how caring and amazing you were. Always looking out for people. Good luck x $50.00
Oct 20 Brian Dunphy You are a rock star Carrie. Congratulations and thank you from all the rest of us! $36.00
Oct 19 Erin $25.00
Oct 19 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 18 Nicole Campagna $50.00
Oct 17 Kim Couch $100.00
Oct 15 Adrienne Thanks for all you do Carrie! I’m away this weekend but with you in spirit! $100.00
Oct 12 Sharon (Scotland) Thinking of you $25.00
Oct 07 George Reinblatt So great you're doing this, Carrie! Undisclosed amount