Bereavement Services

What is the Butterfly Bereavement Project?

To commemorate National Grief & Bereavement days, Bethell Hospice and Hospice Dufferin are working together to offer bereavement workshops in the months leading up to November, where participants will be able to decorate beautiful velum butterflies that will then be displayed as part of a large art installation at Headwaters Health Care Centre.

The Art Exhibit

This November a kaleidoscope of personalized paper butterflies will descend upon the community in a beautiful art exhibit to commemorate National Grief & Bereavement dates.

Headwaters Health Care Centre100 Rolling Hills Dr., Orangeville, ON

When: November 2023

Upcoming Butterfly Bereavement Workshops

Hosted by Hospice Dufferin

  • Wednesday, August 23
    from 1 to 3 pm at Hospice Dufferin, 30 Centre St., Orangeville
  • Thursday, August 31
    from 4 to 7 pm at Dufferin County Paramedic Service, 325 Blind Line, Orangeville

Hosted by Bethell Hospice

  • Wednesday, September 13
    from 1-3 p.m. at the Inglewood Community Center
  • Tuesday, September 19
    from 5-8 p.m. at the Southfields Community Center

Hosted by Headwaters Health Care Centre

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    from September 5th– October 19th at the Welcome Centre by the Information Desk, 100 Rolling Hills Dr., Orangeville, ON

Grief Resources and Tips

Get Involved

1. Host your own Butterfly Workshop. 
2. Set up a Butterfly Station at your agency. 
3. Promote the project and spread the word! 


For more information about this project please message:


Natalie Talma – Bethell Hospice

Maureen Riedler – Hospice Dufferin

Host your own Butterfly Workshop

The Butterfly Workshop is for organizations looking to run an in-person workshop event or add the workshop to an existing event.

Butterfly Workshop Toolkit coming soon!

Set up a Butterfly Station at your organization

The Butterfly Station is for organizations looking to set up a station at their location(s) for clients to participate in as they choose.

Butterfly Station Toolkit coming soon!

Looking for more resources?

Click the button below to see additional grief and bereavement resources in Caledon-Dufferin. This webpage also includes a list of books and websites to help young children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, and adults understand and cope with their grief.

Bethell Hospice - Bereavement Services and Supports

Bethell Hospice has a comprehensive bereavement program. Support from the team of highly skilled professionals is available to individuals of all ages, and is free of charge. Services include: 1:1 supportive counselling, support groups, spiritual care, music and art therapy, therapeutic touch, special interest workshops and webinars, and more.

Hospice Dufferin - Bereavement Services and Supports

Hospice Dufferin Bereavement Programs include: one-on-one support from a spiritual care coordinator, monthly mailing to grieving family members, and a lending library of information for adults and children.