I’m Alica Forneret, and I’m dedicated to creating new spaces for people to explore grief and grieving.
I am honoured to live, work, and operate my business on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples - while acknowledging the great, deep, and profound grief associated with colonialism and its impact on their lands, families, communities, cultures, and peoples.
The bulk of my grief work focuses on how we can support each other through death-related loss and the grief sparked by (and before) end-of-life experiences. I am fiercely committed to making sure that our conversations about grief, death, and dying go beyond hospital rooms and funeral homes, and am excited to contribute to how we handle grief in the workplace, in our personal relationships, and, most importantly, publicly. I currently work with an extensive network of international creatives, foundations, and wellness organizations, as collaborative partners for print, digital, and experiential grief work.
I am becoming certified as a Life Cycle Celebrant to help people celebrate both life and death. I am a council member on the BC Women’s Health Foundation’s Young Women Council. And I am honoured to be part of lululemon’s inaugural lululemon Luminaries program cohort.
My written work has been featured on the pages of popular magazines and books, including (but not limited to) Modern Loss, Grief Dialogues, Vancouver Magazine, Loam, and Kinfolk. And my story and voice have been featured on CTV News, Grief Out Loud, InStyle, and more. You can find me writing my newsletter from coffee shops, running workshops with Reimagine in NYC, and hosting Death Over Dinner events across the United States and Canada.
CTV News Motherless Mother’s Day
Interview on CTV Morning Live
Grief Out Loud by The Dougy Centre Ep. 104: Grief & Work
Coming Back by Intuitive Grief Guide Shelby Forsythia Ep. 70: Dead Moms Club
Mud to Lotus by Angela True Ep. 3: Interview with Alica Forneret
Kilter & Mint Ep. 41: Commemorate & Commisserate
I'm 33, Healthy, and Planning My Own Funeral
InStlye Magazine by Susie Bearne
Press & Interviews
3 Young Vancouverites with Fresh Perspectives on Death and Grief
Grief Dialogues: Stories on Love and Loss (Book)
”Grief is like swimming in the ocean (and I hate the ocean)” Essay
“Going Green After You’re Gone”