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Support and Share Night

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Guest Speaker for January 7th is Leah Bell.  Leah will be speaking to us about Surviving Suicide.

Leah is a resilient activist who resides in Ottawa, and is currently the Loss by Substance Use Program Coordinator here at BFO Ottawa. Her talk will primarily focus around her mother’s suicide and the role that BFO Ottawa played in gently guiding her through the long process to healing.

For 35 years, this monthly program has been supporting individuals and families on their journey of grief.  The night begins with an educational talk, followed by an opportunity to connect with others who are grieving a similar loss to yours in one of our 8 support groups.  Groups are led by trained facilitators who have grieved and experienced a loss similar to yours.  You are not alone.

The evening begins with our guest speaker followed by break-out sessions into 9 different  peer support groups:

  • for Youth (high school age)
  • loss of Child
  • loss of Perinatal (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant)
  • loss of Spouse
  • loss of Parent/Other
  • loss of Sibling/Friend
  • by Suicide
  • by MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying)
  • by Substance Use
No pre-registration required. Everyone is welcome.
Suggested donations of $10 per person, $20 per family are appreciated

First Tuesday evening of every month

7:00–9:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30. Arrive early to sign-in

22 Barnstone Drive, Nepean, ON K2G 2P9, (also known as Rivera Prince of Wales Manor).  If the parking lot is full, there is plenty of parking on the residential side streets, as well as in the nearby shopping mall (a two block walk).

Sign in at the front desk and walk down the stairs to the hall in the basement.

Contact us for more information: (613) 567-4278 or


January 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rivera Prince of Wales Manor
22 Barnstone Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2G 2P9
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