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We believe in Companioning people on their journey of grief

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.

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.”


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