What We Do

No matter when, how, or who you lost, we provide an environment and resources to help you in your grief journey. Our programs and services range from one-to-one support sessions to 8-week support groups and are based on the peer-to-peer support model in which individuals with similar experiences share their stories, provide support, and inspire hope.

We are a community who has the courage to share and explore grief, and to be a beacon of hope for the future.

We travel the road together. We help the healing begin.

Upcoming Events

Friday February 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 – Talk & Social

Supporting loved ones through their Grief Journey – presented by Jocelyn Anderson

LocationThe Wallace Gastropub, second floor

*Friends and family of BFO participants are encouraged to join.
*Cash bar and food available for order.
*There is no cost, donations are welcome.
*RSVP preferred but not required.

*To RSVP email mcochrane@bfotoronto.ca

Saturday March 28th in the afternoon (time TBD) – Journaling

Journaling through your Grief Journey – led by Jacob Scheier

Location:  BFO Toronto office, 202-250 Merton Street

*Limited to BFO participants
*No experience required.
*Coffee & tea available. Please bring a pen and journal or paper.
*There is no cost, donations are welcome.
*Limited number of spots, RSVP required.

*To RSVP email mcochrane@bfotoronto.ca

Initial Support

1-to-1 initial support sessions with trained volunteers

Support Groups

Drop-in groups and 8-week closed programs

Initial Support
Support Groups

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It took a long time for me to be ready for help, but when I was, BFO-Toronto was there for me. The people and stories helped me find a healthy perspective and taught me how to cope with my new life.

Matt S.

The BFO Spousal Loss Group provides a gay positive space where I can process, share and learn from the experiences of my “grief buddies”.

Suza S.

There were laughs, tears, new perspectives. The peer-to-peer support method really helped. I’ve even made some friends in grief.

Ryan H.


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