Grief Seminars


Brockie Donovan is proud to offer presentations on grieving in conjunction with counsellor Shelley Wray

As of Friday, March 27, 2020 the Government of Manitoba has mandated public gatherings should not exceed 10 people, therefore unfortunately we will have to cancel and reschedule all grief seminars at this time. 

We recognize grief can feel like a heavy fog, clouding our minds, numbing our senses, obscuring our identity and the direction we feel we should take. We know the weight of others’ expectations. “I’m okay” masks even when our hearts are broken into a thousand tender pieces. Should you need help through your journey of grief, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or by calling us at (204) 727-0694.


Coping with Grief & Loss in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a series of losses, from our sense of safety to our social connections, to our way of life as we know it. While the situation provokes anxiety, stress and sadness, it is also a time of collective sorrow. It is important that we acknowledge that we’re in the middle of this collective grief. We are all losing something now.

Many people are reckoning with individual losses, including illness and death, or loss of employment as a result of this economic upheaval. But even people who haven’t lost anything as difficult as losing a loved one, are affected. “There is a communal grief as we watch our work, health-care, education and economic systems — all of these systems we depend on — destabilize.”

This video presentation with our grief counsellor, Shelley Wray, will hopefully provide you with a better understanding about the ways we’re mourning now — and offer help to those who are grieving. To watch this video presentation, please click here