Site: Ottawa Region
|Record #: OCR2543||Last Full Update: 09 May 2019|
|Legal Name||Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa Region|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave, Suite 303
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
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|Intersection||Bronson Ave and Somerset St|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Parking||Pay parking lot weekdays * free occasional parking on the street|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Support services for individuals learning to cope with grief after the death of someone significant.
Peer grief support groups facilitated by trained volunteers with the lived experience of a significant loss.
* Adults Groups for: Loss of Spouse, Child, Baby (miscarriage/stillbirth/infant under 1 yr), Parent, Sibling/Friend, Suicide, and MAiD
* Family Groups for Parents/Guardian, Children and Youth
* Remembrance Events: Tree of Life Candlelight in December, Live Butterfly Release and Walk to Remember in Spring, Labyrinth Walk in Fall and Spring
* Educational Outreach programs provided to the community
|Hours||Administration Tue-Thu 10 am-2:30 pm * hours may vary depending on part-time staff availability.|
|Meetings||Weekly Support & Share Day Drop-in: Thu 12 noon-1:30 pm. Suite 303, 211 Bronson Ave, Bronson Center. No registration required.
Weekly Walking Group: Wed 12 noon-1:15 pm. Suite 303, 211 Bronson Ave, main foyer. No registration required.
Monthly Support & Share Night Drop-in: 1st Tue of the month. 7 pm-9 pm. 2400 Alta Vista Dr, St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church. No registration required.
Seasonal 8-10 week Support Groups for loss of spouse, child, suicide and parent/sibling/friend: Fall, Winter and Spring. Registration required.
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Gatineau ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Application||Call, e-mail, visit website or facebook page for more information|
|Fees||Program ; None ; $10 suggested donation for weekly and monthly drop-ins * Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to donate|
|Service Categories||Bereavement Counselling ; Bereavement Support Groups ; Child Guidance ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Special Libraries ~ Death and Dying Issues|
|Waiting List||No waiting list for the ongoing drop-in support groups. Possible waiting list for the 8-10 week closed support groups offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring.|
|After Hours Phone||Leave a message, call will be returned|
|Primary Contact||Jane Davey, Program Director|
|Primary Executive||Laurie Rail, Chair of the Board|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 853432730 RR0001 ; Community Support|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is appointed.|
|Print Material||Resources available at the weekly and monthly drop-in Support & Share NIGHT program * literature available on general grief, specific loss, youth and grief, suicide loss.|
|Resources||Website, library at Bronson Center office|