Bereaved Families of Ontario

Site: Ottawa Region

Alternate Name BFO
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
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail, visit website or facebook page for more information
Languages English
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.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-567-4278
After Hours Phone Leave a message, call will be returned
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Jane Davey, Program Director
Primary Executive Laurie Rail, Chair of the Board
Other Details
Established 1987
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
Accreditation No

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