Pet Loss Support Group

Anyone who has ever loved and lost an animal companion knows the incredible pain and feeling of emptiness that follows.

Society in general can be insensitive and sometimes intolerant of our grief and our feelings.

The death of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences an individual or family has to face. For many this loss is not only an animal, but a best freind, a family member and beloved confidant.

Pet Loss Support Group

  • Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month
    Open meetings, no obligation to attend on a regular basis
  • 2 - 3:30 pm
  • W.A. Edwards Family Centre
    333 4th Avenue North
  • Contact: 343-5322

If you are anticipating the death of a pet, wish to talk to someone about the death of a pet, or would like to receive bereavement resource material, please call 343-5322.

Pet Loss Support Provides

Support and comfort to people who are struggling with the death of a beloved companion animal

Confidential telephone support to peopple dealing the pet loss

Support to people who may be anticipating the loss of a companion animal

Educational resources on the topic of companion animal loss, bereavement and the human-animal bond

Public Information to promote better understanding, communication and support for people who have experienced the death of a pet

Referrals to one-on-one grief counselling services

Suggestions on ways to remember and honour your pet

Twice monthly support group

 

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Welcome to SALGES

SALGES is the Saskatoon Association for Loss and Grief Education and Support.

The name is long, but the task we have is critically important. Helping people to understand and deal with issues of loss and grief is a crucial function of society. As more and more people have less and less connection to significant others beyond their immediate family, the loss of a member of that family can be devastating.

Our Purpose and Objectives

  1. To bring together individuals and agencies engaged in grief counseling and support in the Saskatoon area.
  2. To educate its members and the general public about issues of grief and loss.
  3. To develop standards and guidelines for members
  4. To maintain membership directory.

Identifying Our 'Calling'

This article will inform you of the initiatives that your Executive Members are actively pursuing based on the following observed trends:
  • a move away from funerals and end of life rituals.
  • distorted societal views of loss and grief.
  • the long-term and sometimes catastrophic effects (personal and societal) of unresolved grief.

We believe that we can make a difference, drawing attention to grief related concerns by

Read more: Identifying Our 'Calling'

Suicide Support Saskatoon

Suicide claims many people in our society. 3,500 suicides are reported in Canada each year.

These numbers do not begin to reflect the full toll of suicide, the surviving family members and close friends.

Suicide Support Saskatoon offers varied services to meet the needs of survivors.

  • One on one visits to survivors
  • Left Behind by Suicide - a montly support group
  • After Suicide Support - a weekly support group
  • Information to communities affected by suicide

Both ‘Left Behind’ and ‘After Suicide’ offer nondenominational, non-discriminatory, confidential groups consisting of persons who have experienced the loss of a loved one, or friend, to suicide. (You may have experienced this loss years ago. You are welcome at any time. There is no timetable for grief.)

For further information:

  • 933-6200
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Saskatoon Crisis Intervention (24 hours)  933-6200

Suicide Support Brochure