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.

COVID-19 Update from BFO- Toronto 

We will continue to suspend all in person one to one meetings, support groups, training, and community events until further notice. However if you need us, please get in touch! We are still operating and are here to support you. We are offering 1-1 phone or video calls, peer-led group supports, and very soon we will also be announcing new meetings and activities. Please feel free to phone us or email us at programsupport@bfotoronto.ca or 416 440 0290 x102.

Upcoming Virtual Events

To sign up for any of the events below, please email kbuchanan@bfotoronto.ca with your name and what event(s) you would like to attend.

May 12th, 2020, 6:00- 7:30PM- Love Rocks Workshop
The ways that we can find to honour our loved ones are as unique as our relationships with them. In this workshop, we will make ‘love rocks’ which was an idea started by a couple in the US who lost their two daughters. It has become a global way to express love and spread a little joy. To make love rocks, you will need: rocks, scraps of fabric, sharp scissors and mod podge (any type). As we make the love rocks, there will be an opportunity (but not a requirement!) to discuss other rituals or crafts you have done to honour your loved one.’

May 19th, 2020, 2:00- 3:00PM- Community Plant-Along
Pick from a selection of seeds that you can grow in your backyard or balcony, and we’ll mail you all the supplies you need to get your seedlings started. Join us online at 2PM on May 19th to plant your seeds and learn about how best to care for them in urban gardens.

May 28th, 2020, 7:30- 9:00PM- Hold The Date – Online Quiz Night Fundraiser 

Details to come soon!

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.

Sponsors

cityoftorontologo
Cardinal funeral homes Ltd.
MacKinnon and Bowes Ltd.