e-Learning: Navigating through Grief – Introduction to Grief Work

Momiji / JSS Present:

Wed. Jan 26, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

1-hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about grief work and grief care services, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS) *Held in Japanese

What is this session about?

Death is inevitable for all living creatures, and people have experienced or will experience loss at some point in their lives. Grief is a response to any form of loss, and Bereavement is a form of grief involving the death of a loved one. The process of the loss of a loved one varies from one to another and each one of them is a very unique experience. Today’s society is often individualized, so processing all sorts of emotions can be a lonely experience and may affect both your mental and physical health.

This seminar will focus on different kinds of grief and strategies for coping with grief and educating non-bereaved individuals on how to support their grieving peers or loved ones. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Understanding the types of grief and grief theories will help you find ways to accept new abnormalities and increase awareness around grief and bereavement.

The topic we will include:

  1. To Provide an overview about grief including theories, myths, and cultural differences in grief.
  2. What is a “Peer Support” model
  3. To provide skills and strategies you can use in your everyday life to help you in your grief journey.
  4. Information about Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton / Peel’s support services.
  5. Information about grief care support organizations in GTA.

About our Guest Speaker

Presenter: Wakaba Hoshino

Wakaba Hoshino is currently a 4th-year student of bachelor in Social Work at York University and is working at the Centre for Grief and Healing (Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton/Peel) as a placement student. The Centre for Grief and Healing (Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton/Peel) is a registered charitable organization that provides free grief work and grief care services in the Halton/Peel area for over 30 years to help people cope with one of life’s most difficult experiences, bereavement.
She is also a local mom of two from Japan who loves good, yummy, and healthy food. Her love of miso and kouji fungus extended to establish Local Koji Co.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration is required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it two days before the session date (Mon, Jan 24). If you have difficulty using the 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 the correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS.

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.

※Contact JSS 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 connect Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the practice prior to the seminar date.

There will be a 10-min Zoom brief description right before the session, to learn about the tools you can use during our seminar. The functions you will learn here are: Mute / Unmute, “Raise Hand,”  speaker. If you would like to attend it, please indicate so in your registration form. *If no one requests, there will be no mini-lecture provided on that day.

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