Grief Support
Taking Flight International

Grief Support Certification Course Benefits   



The Grief Support Certification Course developed by Dr. Jane A. Simington, PhD. and delivered by Taking Flight International Corporation: 

  1. Is an accredited program with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC Global). 
  2. Is transferable for 40 Continuing Education Unit Hours (CEUs) toward certification or re-certification as an Addictions Counselor with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors’ Federation (CACCF) and with the International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ICADC).

Course Benefits 


Upon Certification Graduates May:

  1. Support and counsel those who are grieving. 
  2. Offer community education on grief and grieving.
  3.  Support and counsel those who are dying and their family members.
  4.  Apply this certification for 40 Continuing Education Unit Hours (CEUs) toward certification and/or re-certification as an Addictions Counselor with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors' Federation (CACCF), and with the international certifying body, ICADC.
  5. Apply to CCPC Global to be recognized globally as a Certified Grief Support Counselor and use the acronym (CGSC). Application to CCPC Global must be made within one year following completion of the training. Re-certification is required annually.
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I was able to see other ways to heal myself and others. I felt safe in speaking about some of my experiences. I also have a sense of spirituality that I have never had before.  

April Quock,

Community Victim Support Worker, Dease Lake, British Columbia.

I learned so much about every aspect of grief. I feel much more confidence now in working with and recognizing symptoms of grief and loss. I feel lighter and freer than I did and have a clearer idea of where I can now go after healing some of my own past grief.

Heather Kristenson, 

Counselor, Edmonton, Alberta.

Jane’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, coupled with her passion for her work, and her capabilities as a teacher and facilitator make for an enriching experience. I feel blessed to have witnessed her in action.

Heather Scott, 

Coach, Sherwood Park, Alberta. 

The model of teaching- part presentation, role plays, video, music, the art, interactive discussions. Having someone knowledgeable in Aboriginal and other cultures was very helpful. Jane used layman terms rather that the $1,000.00 words. She is easy to follow and understand.


Rocky Ward,

Program Manager at Native Counselling Services of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Having the information in a binder is a wonderful idea as we can refer to it and keep on learning. I liked the variety of activities, the change from talking, to activity, to journaling, to sharing (4 part model) is excellent. The teaching and personal examples are very good. I likes the ceremonies using the four elements and I like learning in a group.

Sr. Bernadine Fetter,

Ursuline Community, Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

The process is touching on every level of the human being. The teachings are so holistic and carefully planned to guide one through in a safe manner. Jane you are amazing. God bless you! Thank you for giving me this information and healing. Everything was as it should be. Thank you to Jane and the work you do. The gift of healing at another level was my goal when I came and I have achieved this! The “Life Review” teaching and “The Hand to Heart” information was my favorite. Your teachings are so beautiful.

Harmony Dumas

CFS Family Enhancement, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

There is a comfort level that wasn’t there before.  I believe that I can deal with others grief far better, in the hope that their healing can start sooner. I now better understand what I have myself experienced.  This knowledge will make me effective in future experiences.  The sharing and openness of the participants, the safety I felt when sharing, no judgement, the camaraderie of the experience. 

Donald LeGoffe,

Grief Specialist, Lloydminster, Alberta.


With this training I have gained more of an understanding about grief and the impact it has or can have on a person's mental, spiritual and physical well being.

Carmen Dennis, 

Cultural Family Support Worker - Peoples Haven, Dease Lake, British Columbia.