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Initial support2018-08-17T13:14:13+00:00

One-to-one initial sessions

For those new to BFO, we offer an initial one-to-one support session. This is a place where you can feel safe to share your story with someone who has experienced a similar loss, and is a trained volunteer. This meeting is a chance for you to get some immediate support and also to explore the possibility of joining a mutual support bereavement group.

Closed groups

Closed groups at BFO are small, closed-membership groups of 8-12 people who have experienced like-losses and want to explore their grief in a confidential and supportive setting.

The groups are facilitated by two peer volunteers, with similar losses, and are supported by volunteer professionals.  Generally groups meet once a week, in 2-hour sessions, for 8 weeks.

If you are interested in participating in a group please call the office at 416-440-0290

Open groups

Open Group Programs at BFO are for any adult over 30 years of age who has experienced the death of a parent, sibling, child, other family member or the death of a partner.

BFO-Toronto peer volunteers who have experienced similar losses facilitate groups, which are open discussion format with no set topics.  Attend as many drop-in sessions as you need.

Please call 2-3 days in advance of each session to book your spot.

Support groups