Flag raised at Barrie City Hall for Children’s Grief Awareness Month

The third Thursday in November is also designated as Children's Grief Awareness Day.

Local officials were joined by the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, The Canadian Alliance for Grieving Children, Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka, and Hospice Simcoe to raise a flag at Barrie City Hall Monday morning, to commemorate Children’s Grief Awareness Month.

Along with raising the flag, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman officially declared November 2021, Children’s Grief Awareness Month. The third Thursday in November is designated as Children’s Grief Awareness Day.

Local MPs John Brassard and Doug Shipley, along with representatives from the offices of MPPs Andrea Khanjin and Doug Downey, were also in attendance to speak and provide scrolls to the many local organizations that focus on combating Children’s grief.

Citizens of Barrie are encouraged to wear blue throughout the month of November to raise awareness and show their support for bereaved children and the grief agencies who serve those young people confronted by the reality of death.

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For more information about Children’s Grief Awareness Day you can also visit the website, here.

Featured image: Coady Fitzgerald