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My Story…

Grief has played a large role in my life these past five years. Losing my father at the age of 19 left me with pain, anger and confusion beyond what I could have ever imagined. I was fortunate to be surrounded by endless love and support from my friends and family, as well as organizations that provided my family with support when we needed it the most. Unfortunately, many children, much younger than I was at the time, are not as lucky. Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre provides children and families with resources and services to learn to understand their grief, at an extremely critical point in development. Working as a research analyst for the Centre has allowed me to see first-hand the life-changing impact our services have on children and caregivers, at what is likely one of the most challenging experiences they will face. Now, more than ever, the Centre needs your help to continue to serve youth and their families. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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
Oct 22 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 20 Brian Dunphy Ashley- Mazel tov! So impressive (and motivating!). $36.00
Oct 19 The Maresky So inspirsed by this initative Ash. I am sure your dad is looking over you and is extremly proud. Love you $36.00
Oct 16 Solomon Mathalon All the best to you Ashley. You are involved and I know you'll continue to be in involved in this very important cause. $250.00
Oct 16 Daniel Sinukoff I'm so proud of everything you do <3 Love you always! $50.00
Oct 15 Klugman Family Ash we love you and we are so proud of you. Phil, Shelley, Zac, Jas and Crosby $50.00
Oct 15 Krestell Family Undisclosed amount
Oct 15 Helene & Michael Meyer You are special Ashley Undisclosed amount
Oct 15 Shirley, Syd and David We are very proud of you Ashley and your Dad would be too! $100.00
Oct 14 Moriah Rosen So proud of you Ash <3 Undisclosed amount