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Death in Our Community

As a faith community, we are grieving a death that has deeply impacted many of us. Evan Cheung is a beloved student, who graduated Grade 12 this month. Evan is a vital part of our CREO community and worked as a team member of our Tenth Kids Staff. 

Can We Talk About This?

When someone we love dies by suicide, we grieve and care for one another in the wake of shock. It can be tough to find safe spaces to share about our suffering and loss in our faith communities. But together we can find healing. 

We Are A Community

We don't need to grieve alone. We have counselors ready to create sacred space that allows for all of us (our youth, CREO leaders, and family members) to process our grief in our own way. Each of our listening circles held on our Tenth campus this week has allowed for deep grief, while respecting our need to go at our own pace.


Students are invited to attend one (or both) of our evening sessions in the Upper East Hall. Parents and family members, you're welcome to come with your student to process this together. Please enter through Entrance C at Ontario and Tenth.

What To Expect

Both nights will include listening and care. Our gifted facilitator will allow for students and all present to share out of what they are feeling and experiencing, or simply listen as a "witness" to another's shared hurt. This is a sacred and powerful step toward healing, especially in the first days following this traumatic loss. If you have questions, contact Aisling "Ashling" 

Thursday Night, 7-9pm, Youth Therapist, Matt Linzel, Burnaby Counseling Group

Friday Night, 7-9pm, Youth Therapist, Matt Linzel, Burnaby Counseling Group

Sunday Morning Following Mount Pleasant Morning Services Counselors Available

Resources  (Scroll Below for Attachments)

Small Steps Toward Healing

Tips for Talking About Suicide 

Next Week

We will be sharing more mental health resources in the coming days to continue the important process of healing. We will also be sharing important opportunities for Summer hangouts, as points of contact, so that our CREO students can connect with their peers and support relationships. We won't do this alone.