We believe in Companioning people on their journey of grief

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.  



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.

COVID-19 Update

Due to current restrictions, our Corvette draw will be not be open to the public but will be available to watch live online on our facebook page November 14th, 2020.  Drawing of the Winner takes place at 9:30pm.  Join us there to see if it's you!  


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