Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-721-5437 (705-721-KIDS)
Toll Free Phone 1-855-721-5437
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 38 McDonald St
Barrie, ON L4M 1P1
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Intersection Owen St and McDonald St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Joan Kennedy, Program Director; Phone: 705-721-5437 ext 202; Email:
Alternate Contact Courtney McFadden, Development Manager; Phone: 705-721-5437 ext 301; Email:
Primary Executive Rowley Ramey, Managing Director; Email:
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* Centre is closed to in-person services  
* in-person support groups are suspended until further notice 
* Bereavement groups are currently being held virtually 
* September groups will either be in-person with physical distancing measures in place or virtual  
* for information about online programs and other services contact Joan Kennedy at 705-721-5437 ext 202 or by email, 
For other inquiries, resources or support please contact Program Staff: 
* Natasha Manzone:, 705-721-5437 ext 200 
* Danielle Coates:, 705-721-5437 ext 201 
* Joan Kennedy:, 705-721-5437ext 202 
Regular Service 
Peer-to-peer support programs in a safe home-like atmosphere for children, teens, young adults and their families grieving the death or life-threatening illness of a loved one * overdose-specific therapy sessions * school program that includes classroom support, teacher support, and consultations * community outreach opportunities include practicums for students requiring post secondary school placements to fulfill their academic curriculum requirements 
Camp Skein: A camp for children ages 7–16 yrs grieving the death of a parent or sibling, 5 Nights/6 Days 
School Program
Hours COVID-19 Response 
* Centre is closed to in-person services  
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Peer Support Groups: 5:30 pm-9 pm 
Camp Skein: call for information 
School Program: call for information
Areas Served Barrie - and surrounding area
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
Children (5-12 yrs): Sons and Daughters * Sibs * Child Survivors of Suicide * What About Me?  
Teen (13-18 yrs) and Young Adult (19-24 yrs) Caregivers: Empty Arms * On Our Own 
Camp Skein: Children 7-16 yrs
Application Call or email for an appointment
Languages English
Fees None - Donations and pledges gratefully accepted
Other Details
Established Char Reg #1048982-09
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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