COVID-19 Update from BFO- Toronto 

Although Toronto Public Health is advising that the risk of contracting COVID-19 is still very low, we have decided to suspend face-to-face services in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. All one to one meetings, support groups, training, and community events will be suspended, effective March 16th until Monday April 6th.

BFO- Toronto will still be operating, however our office will be closed to the public. We are aware that this is a difficult time for everyone, especially those of us who are navigating our way through the loss of a loved one. The city’s tense atmosphere and decreased face to face interactions can worsen feelings of loneliness and grief. While these closures are in effect, we will be offering 1-1 phone or Zoom (online video conferencing) calls. If you would like to book a phone call with one of our staff or volunteers, please email us to make an appointment at

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

Saturday April 18th, 1 – 4PM  – Writing Workshop- Back by popular demand!

Writing 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

Hold the date… Friday May 29th Quiz Night & Fundraiser – Supermarket Restaurant & Bar – 6:30 – 9:30PM

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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