e-Learning: Grief and Grief Literacy 101

Presented by Momiji / JSS 

Wed. July 26, 2023, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

© Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services inc.

1.25-hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about grief will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS).

*Held in English with Japanese Interpretation

What is this session about?

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic brought an unparalleled awareness of grief. This presentation will define grief and introduce grief literacy.

Grief literacy aims to improve how people can understand grief and support one another in it. The concept of grief literacy is embedded in a public health commitment to understanding and addressing the loneliness and isolation caused by grief. The goal of grief literacy is to empower individuals, networks and communities to support those among us who are grieving with everyday acts of kindness and compassion. For greater grief literacy, change needs to occur at all levels. While certainly some bereaved people need professional support, for many a better social response is community-based acknowledgment and validation.

About our Guest Speaker

Susan Cadell, Professor, School of Social Work (Renison University College, University of Waterloo)

Susan Cadell, PhD, RSW (she/her) is a social work researcher and Professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College, which is affiliated with University of Waterloo. Susan’s research concerns death, dying and bereavement, particularly positive outcomes of caregiving and grief. Susan’s most recent projects concern grief in COVID, after Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), and healing tattoos.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Jul 24). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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