Upcoming events

Everyone is welcome to attend BFO-Toronto’s first-ever virtual book club. This group will meet every Wednesday in May (May 4-May 26) from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Each week we will read a novel section and connect it to our own grief experiences through discussion.

The book we have selected for these sessions is Feeding My Mother by Jann Arden. In Feeding My Mother, singer and songwriter Jann Arden shares what it is like for a daughter to become her mother’s caregiver–in her own frank and funny words and in recipes she invented to tempt her mom. Full of heartbreak, but also full of love and wonder.

All loss experiences are encouraged to join!

To register or find out more information about the book/group, please contact the office at (416) 440-0290 ext 103.

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.

Volunteer Application

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 single session 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 programsupport@bfotoronto.ca or (416) 440-0290 x102. If you are expecting to hear from us by email and have not, please check your spam/ junk box. 

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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