Strategic Direction

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region has provided peer grief support in this community for more than 20 years. As our community evolves, it is necessary that our organization does as well. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is no longer the answer, and standing still is not an option.

To ensure we are meeting the needs of the bereaved community, we need a plan to guide us; a road map to make sure we are on the right path to success – a strategy to help us build a strong, sustainable not-for-profit. Our Board of Directors and staff have worked hard to identify our priority areas of focus and are working towards achieving the goals outlined in our plan.

We are excited about what the future holds for our organization and grateful for our members’ support along our journey.


In January 2020, the Board of Directors and staff revisited the Plan to assess progress and identify new strategic priorities. The plan was updated in 2021 and includes:

  • Inclusion of our DEI commitment statement into the BFO-MR framework.
  • The addition of diversity, equity and inclusion as a priority area of focus.
  • Revisions to existing priority areas to be inclusive of our DEI commitment and reflective of the evolution of our organization since the initial adoption of the plan in 2017, including the impact of Covid-19.
  • Revisions to our current program offering.
  • Modifications to priority area descriptions to provide greater clarity and purpose.

NOTE: We have not engaged with community in the update of this plan. These revisions are a starting point from which our organization can continue to move forward.

Five priority areas describe the strategy and actions of BFO-MR for the next five years. Our goal is to ensure we are meeting the needs of the bereaved in our community while building a strong, sustainable organization.

To review our updated strategic plan, please click here.

For the version approved in 2017, you can click here.

We’d love your ongoing feedback about this plan. Click here to provide your comments.