Human-Nature Counselling Society


Grief and Gratitude Program

An opportunity for youth to explore their responses to Climate change, covid and the uncertainties of our time.
Tuesdays, 3:30-6pm; October 6 - November 10th; Sunday, Nov. 15, 1-4pm
Francis King Park
$245 (inquire for bursaries if needed)

** spots still available!!  New start date of October 6th!

Covid, Climate Change, Digital Influences. These are some of the huge Challenges our youth face. This nature-based wellness program is an opportunity to shine the light on the dark feelings of Despair and Hopelessness in a safe and supportive environment and to transform them into Gratitude for what we do have, and going forth into the world with Renewed Hope.  Join us among the ancient trees in the beautiful Francis King Park for hiking, nature connection, play, sit spot, mindfulness and building community with like-minded peers.   This program is inspired by deep ecologist, activist, scholar and facilitator,  Joanna Macy.  “The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action” Joanna Macy.

 Parents/guardians are also asked to participate, and support their youth in the change process, by attending 2 parent-only education sessions. The focus in these sessions is on education (regarding the process and healing of grief and anxiety), decreasing isolation as caregivers, building tools for supporting youth, and personal wellness.  

Parent session will be facilitated online via Zoom: Monday October 12th and October 26th, 7-9pm

Facilitated by:  Robin Fagnan, practicum students, and volunteer, Trina Mcdonald

*People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome.  Maximum of 8 participants.

* Covid safety policies are in place to manage a safe group outside, physical distancing will be expected, and activities modified to meet these needs. 

To Register to this program, please contact:

If finances are a barrier, please let us know. This program has been partially subsidized through fundraising efforts, however, we were not able to fully cover the cost, so bursaries are available on an individual basis. Please inquire.