Mental Health


Grief and the Many Losses of Caregiving

Grief is often one of the most complex dilemmas in life. Many struggle with the loss of a loved one and the loss of a long-held purpose.

In this webinar, participants will explore topics including grieving an expected loss, grieving the loss of the caregiver role, managing situations that trigger grief, understanding how grief can vary among family members, dealing with clumsy advice and finding a way forward. Participants will be introduced to two free online grief resources developed by the Canadian Virtual Hospice that can be accessed 24/7 from the comfort of one’s own home. is an online resource for grieving adults. is for parents and caregivers who are supporting grieving children and teens.

A question and answer portion will follow. Join our webinar on Thursday, January 18th @ 6:30 pm PST with Montreal-based psychologist Dr. Chris MacKinnon of McGill University.

  1. Chris Mackinnon is the co-Founder / Training Director of Psychologie Mont Royal, a private practice in Montreal. He also holds an academic appointment in the Department of Oncology at McGill having worked as a palliative care psychologist for almost 10 years at the McGill University Health Center. Chris is an associate of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations where he developed the newly accredited Certificate Program for Loss, Bereavement, and Life Transition and is the primary lecturer for the same. He is also a supervising-consultant for the Quebec ALS Society. Nationally, he was the primary content developer for (developed with the Canadian Virtual Hospice) which won national innovation awards from the Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement and Digital Health Canada. He is a regular contributor to Robert Neimeyer's Techniques of Grief Therapy series published by Routledge, with most of his recent articles and book chapters focusing on meaning making.


  1. I have registered for several Webinars and I am impressed by the topics and content. I would love to be able to participate and view the webinars from the perspective of a social worker. I work in community palliative care, supporting palliative individuals who choose to die at home, and their caregivers.
    Unfortunately I am limited in participating since I live and work in the Toronto area and would need to view in the evening at home 9:30 – 11:00pm.
    Can you please remind me if I am able to access the webinars after they are broadcast?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Karen,
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      Thank you for contacting us,
      Ciara from The Caregiver Network

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