Tuesday Monthly Support and Share Nights

On the first Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm, a guest speaker joins us by Webinar, followed by virtual breakout groups by specific type of loss: loss of spouse, loss of parent, sibling relative or friend, loss by suicide and for youth (grades 7-12).  

In October we intend to add a bilingual break-out group, for those who are more comfortable expressing themselves in French.  

Wednesday Weekly Support and Share Walks

Our weekly walks are on hold for now. 

People come out simply to walk together along the trail behind the Parliament buildings.

The walk takes place every Wednesday, from 11:55 am to 1:15 pm. It starts from the foyer of the Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

Thursday Weekly Support and Share Afternoons

People who feel they could benefit from some virtual peer support over video conferencing will want in our weekly Support and Share Afternoons.

This group is open to all different types of losses, and   takes place every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 pm.  

Closed Groups

Each Spring and Fall we hold closed groups by specific loss type. Closed groups run over 8-10 weeks with the same group of participants. Together with trained facilitators they explore different topics each week.  

This October, closed groups will be held virtually due to social distancing rules in place. 

Educational Workshops

We share our expertise with others in our community, about how to help and inspire others. We offer various educational workshops throughout the year.

People or organizations who would like to learn more about the topic of grief will be interested in contacting us for more details

Butterfly Memorial Event

Held this year in early July, people from the Ottawa community gathered virtually, to remember and honour their loved ones. They listened to music and distinguished guest speakers, then watched as we released live butterflies in Beechwood's Botanical Gardens. 

Art Therapy

Art therapy can help people express their grief through active art creation. It supports emotional, creative and spiritual growth. 

Tree of Life Memorial Event

Every year in early December, before the holiday begin, the Ottawa community comes together to honour and remember their loved ones by listening to guest speakers and hanging ornaments on BFO Ottawa's Tree of Life. 

We are planning for this event to be held virtually. 

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