4270 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON
Our 8-week closed groups provide a safe and supportive space to be in grief, to share your stories, and to actively listen to the stories of others. A place where those who have experienced a loss can connect with those who have experienced a similar loss.
Our peer-to-peer model of support helps to reduce the isolation that many people experience in grief and provide hope that healing is possible. Our groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who have experienced loss, received support, and want to help others heal.
Our closed groups require that each potential participant complete an intake interview to assess each participant’s readiness to attend the closed group. We require committed attendance for the duration of the weekly group. Each week the peer support volunteer facilitators will lead the group virtually by Zoom through activities specific to their loss, will provide support in the sharing of stories, and will facilitate the discussion of relevant topics.
Our suggested donation is $25 per week (which can be paid weekly, or in full once you have completed the pre-registration process) for those who are able to contribute you will receive a tax receipt. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to donate. At BFO Ottawa, we rely on individual donations, fundraising and community support to run our programs. Thank you!
Some things to consider before registering for a closed group:
If you are ready to participate in our closed groups please fill-out our pre-registration form. Someone will contact you for an intake interview which will take place sometime in September.