The 8th annual Butterfly Effect has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

We are feeling the loss of this event and the symbolic meaning along with our community. Even though we cannot gather to remember our loved ones, we are sharing ways to honour those who are no longer with us. We have a message from Jessica Hughes, Associate Director of Bereavement Services, to share ways to honour those and create new memories since we are not able to come together as a community this year.


Funds raised at the Butterfly Effect have been designated to our grief and bereavement program over the years. This includes counseling, grief groups, walking groups, and our Celebration of Life. This year, we ask that you make a donation to our Compassion in Crisis campaign. You can designate your gift to the Grief Support pillar and know that your gift will help community members receive the support they need at their most vulnerable time. You can continue to make a difference.

Stay well, healthy and safe.

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