8-10 Week Adult Programs

Throughout the year we offer programming to support individuals through a deeper exploration of their grief experience.  These 8-10 week programs provide a safe and supportive space to be in grief, to share, and to listen; where those who have experienced a loss can connect with those who have experienced a similar loss.

Peers help reduce the isolation that many people experience in grief and provide hope that healing is possible.  Our peer support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who have experienced loss, received support, and want to help others heal.

One or all of these groups (Loss of Spouse, Loss of Child, Perinatal Loss, Loss of Parent/Sibling/Relative/Friend and Loss by Suicide) are offered in the spring and fall.  Please see program brochure below to see an example of our programs.

View our Program Brochure: here

Each of these programs require registration, and are limited in their size.  Once registration is complete, the program becomes what we term a closed group for the duration of the program.

NOTE:  An over the phone interview/intake is required to finalize registration for any of our seasonal closed group programs.  We also ask that participants experience our ‘ongoing’ programs before registering for an 8-10 week closed group.  


The following programs are now receiving registration:
Loss by Suicidefor more information and to register, click here
Loss of Parent/Sibling/Relative/Friend – for more information and to register, click here
Loss of Spouse/Partnerfor more information and to register, click here
Loss of Childfor more information and to register, click here

Please feel free to contact the office at (613) 567-4278 or office@bfo-ottawa.org for additional information or assistance in registering for seasonal programs.

We also offer weekly and monthly peer support programs year-round that do not require registration and provide immediate support.  Please experience these programs before registering for a closed group.

Click here to learn about our weekly Support & Share Day program

Click here to learn about our monthly Support & Share Night program