Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region is a small charity that does not receive government funding.  We depend upon the generosity of our community members, as well as our present and past participants for their support.

Your donations help children, youth and adults who are living with grief to heal and grow. Please choose how you would like to make a difference with one of our giving options below.  Your donation will be eligible for a tax credit as a charitable gift.

$1200… pays for one family to participate in a 10-week peer closed group program when a parent or sibling has died

$500… allows one teen to participate in the 10-week Art Therapy for Grief Program

$250… the real cost for 1 adult to participate in a closed group for ten weeks

$100… pays for a meal for 10 families at the start of the Parent/Youth group session

$50… covers the photocopying costs for grief related materials at Support and Share Day & Support and Share Night for one month.

$25… buys art supplies for one session of the Children’s Art Therapy for Grief program

Our charitable donation number is: 85343 2730 RR0001


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Direct Your United Way donations through your workplace to BFO:

Did you know you can direct your workplace United Way donations to Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region?  Add our charitable number, 85343 2730 RR0001, and our address to your donation slip. United Way will provide you with a receipt for your donation directly.  We do not receive the names of those who donate to us through the United Way, so we thank you in advance for your support.


Create a Third-Party event:

Turn your passions into successful fundraising events.  This is a great way to have fun while raising funds for BFO.  The ideas are endless.  Here are some of our favourites:

Deb and Dan got married
$6,000 for BFO

Jane makes Gingerbread Houses
Over $2,600 raised annually

Zena hosted a Cooking for Healing Workshop

Become a sponsor

Our sponsorships help us build and maintain strong relationships throughout the Ottawa area.  In addition to financial support, our sponsors have provided spaces for us to hold our support groups and events.  They’ve also hosted fundraising events on our behalf.

Contact us at (613) 567-4278 or email to discuss how we can partner to support healing and the building of a compassionate community.

We wish to thank the following sponsors, funders and donors for their contributions