The Lighthouse's children's grief support program was founded by Jo Fallon and Marg Humphrey in 1999. Supported by their dedicated board of directors they have grown the program from occasional weekly meetings to a full weekly calendar of support groups. The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children was inspired by the Dougy Centre (Portland, Oregon) and the Seasons Centre for Children's Grief (Barrie, Ontario). It is supported financially through generous donations from private businesses, community organizations, foundations, and individuals.
|Programs are ongoing and may be joined at any time. The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children honours the memory of Natasha Rosen, who died in 1995 at the age of 6. At that time there wasn’t a place for grieving children to seek peer support in Oakville. It was in the fall of 1999 that the first meeting of the Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children took place. The Lighthouse Program relocated a few times before arriving at its permanent home at 82 Wilson St. in Oakville. From this location, the Lighthouse Program continues to serve families from the surrounding areas in Halton and Peel.|
In this TED talk the Lighthouse founder Jo Fallon explains her reasons for creating The Lighthouse Program. We are grateful for Jo’s continued involvement, dedication and guidance.