Black Ribbon Program

The Black Ribbon Program is intended to support persons who have experienced a loss and are encountering difficulty in dealing with their grief and mourning.  They have been requested by hospice operators, physicians, cemeteries, funeral homes, family members and many others. They have helped communities heal after the loss of their young, helped individuals after the loss of family and friends.  We hope that it will help you to share your grief.

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The Black Ribbon
The Black Ribbon is a modern day version of the “black arm band” which was commonly worn in British based cultures. The Black Ribbon is intended to be a modern death symbol.

The Black Ribbon is supported by a grief group program and related materials that are available to professionals who are providing grief and loss support.

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The Rainbow Ribbon
The Rainbow Ribbon pin is a new addition and is intended for those who are mourning the loss of a pet. Pet grief is usually disenfranchised. The pin gives the opportunity for voice for their stories about the bond they shared with their pets and assistance in telling the stories to these mourners.

Accompaniment Card
Both The Black Ribbon and the Rainbow Ribbon pins are accompanied by a card. The card will, often times, have more significance than the pins in that the pins tend to be passed from mourner to mourner while the card is kept and treasured by the original recipient. | download accompaniment card |

Ordering
The Black Ribbon and Rainbow pins are offered free of charge in small quantities to mourners. Persons requesting larger quantities are asked to contribute to the cost of the pins and cards. To order the Black Rainbow or Rainbow Ribbon with Accompaniment Card, please contact us at:

Bereavement Support – The Black Ribbon
300 King Street, PO Box 5129
Spruce Grove, AB
Canada T7X 3A2

P: (780) 962 6313
F: 1 866 824 8175
E: mcewen@highlander-counselling.com