Facilitators, who are bereaved themselves, bring compassion and a unique understanding to Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region programs. Volunteers are extensively trained so they not only bring their personal experiences and grief journeys to the programs they facilitate, but also the necessary education and resources to ensure a positive experience for our members.
PARENTS GRIEVING THE DEATH OF AN INFANT - 8 week Program for parents who have experienced death of a baby during pregnancy, as an infant or a child up to the age of two. Program runs twice a year - in the spring and the fall, however registration is open year round.
PARENTS GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A CHILD - 8 Week Program for parents who experienced the death of a child from 3 years of age and up.
HEALING LITTLE HEARTS (For children ages 4-12) - 6 Week Program helping children understand and cope with feelings of loss when they have experienced the death of a loved one. A concurrent group for parents/caregivers is held alongside the children's group.
LIVING WITH LOSS - For adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, this group is designed to provide on-going support and some basic education about the grieving process. It is an open, drop-in group and no registration is required. This program is offered in Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph and Mount Forest.
Mount Forest - 1st Wednesday of every month
Location: Birmingham Retirement Community, 365 Birmingham St E, Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L2
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LIVING WITH LOSS FOR ADULTS GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE BY SUBSTANCE USE - Peer support group specifically for individuals impacted by drug or alcohol-related deaths. We hope to lessen the stigma, encourage dialogue and create a safe, welcoming space for people who are grieving to share stories about their loved ones and learn to heal.
ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT - Offered once/per month for parents when group isn't immediately available.