Tuesday Monthly Support and Share Nights

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

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, noon to 1:30 pm.  

Closed Groups 

People who are looking for more in-depth peer support to deal with their grief will want to sign up for this program. The same group of participants come together each week to explore their grief more deeply. 

Closed groups are typically offered in the Spring and Fall. 

Annual Butterfly Release

Coming on June 6, 2021 at 3 pm, members of BFO Ottawa's community come together to remember their loved ones. They listen to a guest speaker, and  watch the  release of live butterflies in Beechwood's Botanical Gardens. 

Annual Tree of Life Ceremony

Held every year at the beginning of December before the holidays begin, BFO Ottawa's community comes together to listen to a guest speaker, hang ornaments on our tree of life, and light candles in memory of their loved ones. 

Art Therapy

BFO Ottawa offers art therapy sessions to help people express their grief through active art creation. Expressing grief in this way helps with  emotional, creative and spiritual growth. 

Educational Workshops

BFO Ottawa's trained facilitators are available to offer customized workshops on grief support,  for organizations that would like our assistance. 

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