In 1992 Aruna participated in the BFO-Toronto Infant Loss program. Life came full circle for Aruna in April 2010 when she joined BFO-Toronto as Executive Director. Working for BFO-Toronto is Aruna’s opportunity to give back to an organization that was her lifeline. Aruna has worked in the charitable sector since graduation from University in 1982 and brings with her over 27 years of experience as an Executive Director in the not-for-profit sector.
Aruna’s goal for BFO-Toronto is to continue to offer free-of-charge grief support to all those who need help during their most vulnerable and saddest of times. Aruna is grateful for all that BFO-Toronto has done for her and her family and is honoured to do her part in helping other bereaved individuals in their time of need.
Sarah Garcia-HellerVolunteer and Program Coordinator
Sarah Garcia-Heller first became involved with Bereaved Families of Ontario- Toronto as a peer volunteer in the Children and Pregnancy/Infant Loss programs in 2013 and was hired as the Program and Volunteer Coordinator in January 2016.
Sarah has worked in the Non-Profit sector for her entire career as an advocate, front-line worker, project coordinator, and delivering outreach and training. Her post-secondary studies (through University of Toronto, Ryerson and Humber College) focussed on supporting children and families who were new to Canada and working with marginalized populations.