About Us

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) provides peer grief and bereavement support to families and individuals in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County and surrounding areas.

Our facilitators, who are bereaved themselves, bring compassion and a unique understanding to our 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.

Current programs

If we don’t have a program suited to your specific needs or comfort level, we have extensive connections in the community and can help you find alternative support options. Through these connections, we also stay up-to-date about changing needs in the community and keep our programming flexible so we can adapt and provide programs and services where they are needed most.

There are 10 BFO affiliates whose work is carried out in communities throughout Ontario. If we aren’t in your area, please refer to the provincial website for contact information for each of the other affiliates.