Support & Share Night Program

Our speaker for the months of November & December is Ian Henderson whose topic will be Surviving the Holidays – Part I and Part II

The holidays can be anything but Merry for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. There are constant reminders of celebrations, traditions, and knowing that spending time with family and friends will no longer be the same.

Surviving the Holidays helps navigate us through the holiday emotions, surviving celebrations and how to handle traditions, by offering coping tips and techniques to make this difficult season a little easier.

Ian is a bereavement educator and coach who has helped many through their grieving process.

For over 35 years, this monthly program has been supporting individuals and families on their journey of grief.  It provides an educational component and a peer support group component. Each month we provide an opportunity for you to connect with others in one of the 5 peer support groups that are led by our understanding and compassionate volunteers.  The night begins with an educational talk, followed by an opportunity to connect with others who are grieving a similar loss to yours in a supportive group environment.  Groups are facilitated by trained, understanding volunteers who have grieved and experienced a loss similar to yours.  You are not alone.  You can see our past speakers and their topics here.

The 5 peer groups provided each month include:
Loss of Spouse
Loss of Child
Perinatal Loss
Loss of
Parent/Sibling/Friend
Loss by Suicide

When

The first Tuesday of every month, from 7–9 p.m.  No registration required.
(Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar  6, Apr 10, May 8, June 5, July 10

Cost

We ask for a donation of $10/person or $20/family for those who are able to contribute.  Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.  

Where

St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, lower hall, 2400 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa

Look for the sign on the side door of the church hall. Inside the church, take 10 steps and you’ll see stairs and an elevator to the lower level.

Transportation

Parking is available in the parking lot. For those taking public transit, OC Transpo Bus #8 stops in front of the church.

Information

Contact us for more information: (613) 567-4278 or office@bfo-ottawa.org