COVID-19 Update

We are running our groups in accordance to Government

recommendations. We will continue monitoring the situation in Ontario

and make adjustments as recommendations are made.  Please continue to

help and support your loved ones through this difficult time.  


We believe in Companioning people on their journey of grief


The Coping Centre offers a peaceful place for support, understanding, compassion and encouragement in the uniqueness of one's grief journey.

“Coping has helped make my pain bearable, my memories cherished and my sense of future more imaginable.”


The Coping Story


COPING was founded in 1990 by Glenn and Roslyn Crichton eight years after the loss of their five year old daughter, Rachele. Five days after being diagnosed with leukemia, Rachele died in the Children's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada. As a result of their own grief journey the Crichton's quickly realized that support was needed for the whole family at such difficult times.

A passion to companion grieving people grew in the Crichton's hearts and seven years after the death of Rachele, COPING Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario, Inc. was birthed. A Board of Directors was formed and the work, already begun, continued with vigor.

COPING (Caring for Other People in Grief) is a registered, non profit, charitable organization, offering help and encouragement to everyone at no cost to the participants.

Due to the Covid Pandemic,

our Christmas Remembrance Evenings in 2020 will be different.

We are sad we cannot come together to remember our loved ones as we normally do but please Click here for words of hope from Ros and Glenn and we will keep you and your families in our thoughts this holiday season.

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Congratulations to DAVID BOWMASTER from Mississauga

with ticket number 4368!

Winner of our 2020 Corvette Stingray!


Thank you for all of your support!  Join us again in 2021!