Dr. MacKinnon recently completed a major project with the Canadian Virtual Hospice. Made in collaboration with its pan-Canadian partners, is an online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving. is also an educative tool for those working in health care. It complements existing community-based grief supports and helps address the lack of grief resources available, particularly in rural and remote regions. Unique in the world, was developed by a national team of researchers, educators, health care providers and family members who have “been there.” Funding was provided by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. 

These videos are provided with the permission of the Canadian Virtual Hospice. 

Instrumental and INtrinsic Grief Styles


BEreavement as a Deeply Personal Experience


Psychology and Grief WOrk


In addition, includes 115 short video clips of men and women sharing their experiences of the death of a spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling; cultural perspectives; and, expert advice. We are grateful to those who shared their very personal stories in the service of others. Available online, allows users to explore their grief from the comfort of their own home, at any time of day, and at their own pace. It is free for Canadians and confidential.

Webinar: Hosted by the Family Caregivers of British Columbia

Dr. MacKinnon gives a webinar on Grief and the Many Losses of Caregiving. Grief is often one of the most complex dilemmas in life. Many struggle with the loss of a loved one and the loss of a long-held purpose. In this webinar, participants will explore topics including grieving an expected loss, grieving the loss of the caregiver role, managing situations that trigger grief, understanding how grief can vary among family members, dealing with clumsy advice and finding a way forward. Participants will be introduced to two free online grief resources developed by the Canadian Virtual Hospice that can be accessed 24/7 from the comfort of one’s own home. is an online resource for grieving adults. is for parents and caregivers who are supporting grieving children and teens.

Click here to review the webinar..