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Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children's Centre & Dr. Jay Children's Grief Program

It was over ten years ago that Dr. Larry Librach, the founder and director of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital, recognized there was a deep and unmet need for psychosocial support services for children and youth who were dying and whose lives were touched by the death of a loved one. With the generous support of the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Foundation and the Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation, the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre and the Dr. Jay Grief Program were established. Since then, the Children’s Centre has evolved into a diversified program of clinical and community care programs for both palliative and bereaved children and youth.

We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2015, the Children’s Centre will become its own independent organization – the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre. After a very lengthy process to determine the best path to nurture the Centre’s continued growth and development, it was agreed that it needed to become its own entity outside the walls of the hospital. The program will continue to offer its stellar counselling and education services, and will now have the opportunity to expand its offerings in ways it was unable to do so previously. 

During the transition to The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre, the staff will continue to operate out of Temmy Latner Centre until their new office becomes available. You can reach the Centre by email at info@griefcentre.org, phone at 416.5360.1111 or fax at 1.855.425.8518.

We, at the Temmy Latner Centre, have mixed feelings about this move. We are sad to see the program and staff leave, but are enthusiastic and positive about what the future holds for the Dr. Jay’s Children’s Grief Centre. We look forward to continued collaboration with the new Centre to ensure the best care possible for children and youth who experience the death of a loved one. 

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