Grief - Basic Resources
If only this five letter word were as simple as one syllable. There is much grief material readily available online.
Grief is often described as a kind of beast. It surfaces, often without warning. It will catch you off guard and is very personalized. Grief is patient; so if you find yourself pushing away these emotions, just know they will be back.
Learning about the emotions of grief and loss helps to develop resilience in our lives. It is healthy to learn about the emotions you are experiencing. Don't push them away or ignore them.
My Grief The Canadian Virtual Hospice has a wealth of information
Kid's Grief This is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.
If you feel your grief is becoming too much, please reach out to your local Family and Community Services office.
Strathcona Family and Community Services provides walk-in counselling services. Their telephone number is: 780-464-4044
In addition to complex families, we also have complex estates. We recommend you start with the primary banking institution of the deceased. The following information was gathered by www.soulpages.ca
Death Benefits, Compensation and Pensions
A variety of benefits, compensations and pensions may be available after a death:
AISH Application/Invoice for Funeral Expense AISH Request for Estimate
Canada Pension Plan Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit
Canada Revenue Agency CPP Survivor Benefits
Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits International Benefits
Last Post Fund Life Insurance Policies
Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Policies National Defence Death and Disability Pension
Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program Veteran's Affairs Disability Pension
Victims of Crime Financial Benefits Program Workers' Compensation Board
More details about applying for these benefits are available at www.alberta.ca Use the search box to locate information.
Vital Statistics Main Office - Edmonton
Medical Examiners Offices
Edmonton - 780-422-1265 Calgary 403-297-8123
Alberta Supports Contact Centre
Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board www.afsrb.ca
Alberta Funeral Service Association www.afsa.ca