News Updates

Derek Fage of Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa speaks with BFO Ottawa Board Chair Micheline Lepage about BFO Ottawa programs and her own grief journey.

December 15, 2022

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Rogers Mich

Sam Laprade of CityNews Ottawa interviewed BFO Ottawa’s new Board Chair, Micheline Lepage. They spoke of BFO Ottawa’s programs and events, and the often-overlooked need for grief support in our community.

December 2, 2022

To listen to this interview, click here.
The interview is 11 minutes 50 seconds into the recording.

The Sam Laprade Show

Jackie Perez of CTV News Ottawa covered BFO Ottawa's annual Butterfly Memorial Event

June 12, 2022

On Sunday, June 12, the Ottawa community came together to experience the Butterfly Memorial Event.

Click here to watch the CTV News coverage of the event.

CTV News Ottawa

Andrew Duffy of the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article on BFO Ottawa's annual Butterfly Memorial Event

June 10, 2022

You can view the article here.

Click here to view photos of the event. 

BFO Ottawa

Sam Laprade interviews BFO Ottawa's Micheline Lepage

May 30, 2022

Micheline spent time talking with Sam Laprade from CityNews Ottawa about BFO Ottawa's June 12th annual Butterfly Memorial Event, how BFO programs help support the bereaved in our community, and shared her own experience with grief after the loss of her son.

You can listen to the interview here. It is 11:30 minutes into the recording.


The Ottawa Citizen interviews BFO Ottawa about COVID grief, two years in

March 11, 2022

Mai-Lan, a BFO Ottawa support group participant, shares her story of COVID grief, and Jane Davey, BFO Program Manager, talks about the impact COVID has had on our grieving community.

BFO Ottawa

Sam Laprade interviews Paula Laponse on air

December 13, 2021

Paula Laponse spent time talking with Sam Laprade from City News Ottawa this week, about her journey with grief. Listen to Paula’s story here:

Please listen to the audio above. The interview is 2.30 minutes into the recording.

BFO Ottawa

Coping with grief during the pandemic

November 5, 2021

​Listen to the radio broadcast between BFO Ottawa program manager Julie Ann and Angie Kokott of CTV News Edmonton here:

Please listen to the audio above.

BFO Ottawa

BFO Ottawa speaks about the pain of deferred grief during the pandemic

October 12, 2021

Our Program Manager, Julie Ann Levett, spoke with Ottawa Citizen writer, Blair Crawford.

BFO Ottawa

COVID-19: Canada’s First National Day of Remembrance

March 11, 2021

Today, we’re thinking of all those who have lost loved ones during this difficult year. Light a candle with us today.

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