Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Funerals and memorials
Attending Funerals, Memorials, and Other Rituals
A 4 page handout by Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre that highlights how adults can prepare children of all ages to attend... read more...
Creating Memorial Albums After Loss
This article describes how scrapbooking and creative art can be used to prolong memories and also help during grief.   It... read more...
Cultural Spotlight: Muslim Funeral Traditions
This article highlights Muslim funeral traditions. It provides a brief overview about preparing for death, preparation of... read more...
A Guide to Death Care in Ontario
A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free guide provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that helps consumers know... read more...
LivingMyCulture.ca
LivingMyCulture. ca shares the lived experience of sixty-four people from eleven cultures. Stories about traditions, rituals... read more...
Nova Scotia - It's in Your Hands: Legal Information for Seniors and Their Families
Concise and informative guide addresses important topics including Guardianship, Wills, Funeral Planning, Power of Attorney,... read more...
Personalizing The Funeral
This fact sheet summarizes some of Dr Alan Wolfelt's suggestions contained in his book titled, Creating Meaningful Funeral... read more...
Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service
Funeral, memorial services, or other public gatherings offer an important opportunity for family and friends to come together... read more...
Preparing Children for Funeral and Memorials
Family rituals following a death are significant events in an individual’s life, and children are no exception. Families... read more...