Helpful Links

Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit

CPP Benefit

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/cpp/deathpension.shtml
Find information about the Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit, answers questions on how to apply, who is eligible etc.

Canada Pension Plan Survivor’s Pension

Survivors Benefit

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/cpp/survivor/survivorpension.shtml
CPP Survivor’s Pension Plan information, who is eligible, how to apply, and more.

Last Post Fund

Last Post fund

http://www.lastpostfund.ca/
Find out about the Last Post Fund, benefits, how to apply
and who is eligible. Find contact information for the Last
Post Fund as well as what services are available.

Old Age Security

Old Age security

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/oas/pension/oldagesecurity.shtml
Find information on Old Age Security.

Veteran Affairs Canada

VAC

 http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/
Information about the department of Veteran Affairs, how to
apply for veteran benefits and who qualifies along with
what services are offered by Veteran Affairs Canada, info
about medals and decorations and many many other items.

Grief Support
Local services & programs

Hospice PEI – www.hospicepei.ca
Hospice PEI is a volunteer-driven organization assisting people in PEI by preparing, supporting, and caring for those affected by a life-limiting illness before and after death.
hpca@hospicepei.ca
Ph: 902-368-4498
93 Murchison Lane, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 0G3

International Children’s Memorial Place – www.icmplace.com
The mission of the International Children’s Memorial Place is to provide a place that is environmentally conducive to the promotion and improvement of both mental and physical health through nature, communication, and education.
Mailing address: PO Box 159, Summerside, PE C1N 4Y8
Location: 2115 Scales Pond, South Freetown, PEI

Children and Loss

Dougy Center – The National Centre for Grieving Children & Families
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
www.dougy.org

Grieving as a Family: Finding Comfort Together
Our friends at Sesame Street have prepared a number of short video clips and activities to help families discuss death and remember that special loved one.
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/topics/grief

Death of a Child

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
The Compassionate Friends of Canada – http://tcfcanada.net
The Compassionate Friends – USA – http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Open to Hope – Finding hope after loss
Listen to Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horlsey on their “The Open to Hope Show”.
www.opentohope.com

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network
PAIL Network is a registered Canadian charity committed to making a positive difference to those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
http://www.pailnetwork.ca/

StorkNet –
Whether you’ve lost a baby or you know someone who has, we hope you’ll find support and hope.
http://www.storknet.com/cubbies/pil/index.html

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – Remembering our Babies
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada on October 15.
http://www.october15th.com/

Information on Specific Losses

Loss of a Spouse in Early Life
This website includes tips, resources, and suggestions for all young widows and widowers to help deal with grief and loss.
http://www.youngwidowsandwidowers.org

Loss of an Adult Sibling
This site is dedicated to the formation of a support community for those
who have suffered the devastating loss of an adult sibling.
http://www.adultsiblinggrief.com/

Suicide

PEI Division – Canadian Mental Health Association
http://pei.cmha.ca/programs-and-services/suicide-prevention/

Suicide Information and Education Center
http://www.siec.ca/

Teen Suicide Page
http://www.cln.org/themes/suicide.html