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As a writer, I understand the impact written and spoken words have in creating connections.

As a passionate advocate, speaker and program developer for children’s grief resource alternatives, I founded Bernie’s Buddies, a registered charity that helps Calgary's kids live - and thrive - again after the death loss of a significant person in their lives.

Bernie's Buddies provides innovative workshops using an integrated approach for kids living with loss to interact and support each other in a peer environment, while participating in a therapy dog visit, yoga with relaxation exercises, and creative grief conversation. Our workshops encourage building community by reducing isolation through a sense of belonging.

Thanks to our wonderful Board, generous supporters and volunteers, Bernie's Buddies programming is available at no charge to participants and their families.

For more information and our next workshop dates, please see:

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