Bereaved Families of Ontario / Toronto
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Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for individuals who have recently lost a loved one. Counselling may be in the form of one on one counselling or group work. Services are not necessarily dementia specific.
For people who have experienced the death of a parent/caregiver, child or sibling. Groups for children, adolescents, young adults and adults.
Our members have experienced deaths in their families due to prolonged or short-term illnesses like cancer and HIV/AIDS as well as sudden or traumatic deaths from heart attacks, accidents, murder and suicide.
Not dementia specific.
Telephone support available Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
One to One Support : Our trained volunteers can meet with you one on one to give you a safe place to share your story with someone who understands because they have experienced a similar loss. This meeting is a chance for you to get some immediate support and also to explore the possibility of joining a mutual support bereavement group.
Mutual Support Bereavement Groups: small, closed-membership groups of 10 people who have experienced like-losses and meet to explore their grief in a confidential and supportive setting. The groups are facilitated by bereaved volunteers who are supported by volunteer professionals. Generally groups meet once a week, in 2-hour sessions, for about 10 weeks.
To register, or for more information, please call the office at 416-440-0290.