Annual Butterfly Release

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, BFO-Toronto will be hosting our Annual Butterfly Release. The release will be held at our Healing Garden, located at Duplex Parkette. The event will be held with the option to attend in-person or virtually.

BFO-Toronto 5K Memorial

Get some exercise and raise money for BFO-Toronto. Our 5K Memorial will be held on October 24, 2020. Feel free to participate in whatever capacity is comfortable for you whether it be running, walking or biking. We will have preset routes set up if you want to see a friendly face along the way but you are welcome to use your own 5K route. To set up your fundraiser page, go to our CanadaHelps page.

UPDATE: We have postponed the event from October 3rd to October 24th.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Online Yoga Class – Wednesday, August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7- 8:30PM on Zoom, visit this link to register:

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 that 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 support, please get in touch! We are still operating and are here to support you. We are offering one-to-one phone or video calls, peer-led group supports and very soon we will also be announcing new meetings and activities. Feel free to connect with us at or (416) 440-0290 x102.

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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