Living with Loss

Living with Loss is a peer support group for adults 18+, offering a safe space to connect with other people who are grieving a death. It is an open and ongoing group meaning it runs year-round and there is no obligation to attend every group; you are welcome to join at any point in your grief journey and attend as often or as little as you feel you need the support.

All Living with Loss groups are facilitated by two trained peer support volunteers.


SUMMER 2022 UPDATE

Living with Loss will not be running in July and August. Groups are being paused to give our incredible volunteer facilitators a much-deserved break after 2+ very difficult years, and to allow the BFO team to focus on facilitator training and group preparations for the fall.

Groups will resume in September and be offered* from 7-9pm:

  • 1st Tuesday of the month – virtual AND in-person (Kitchener – Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre)
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month – virtual

*Locations/formats are subject to change.

Click here to sign-up for our email list to be notified when registration opens for future groups.

(Check the “Living with Loss Group Reminders” list.)


Interim Support Options

Two BFO affiliates have virtual programs similar to our Living with Loss group which folks from our area are welcome to join. Click the graphics for more information and to register.

 

Please also check out our Grief Resources section and our In the Community page for a list of community organizations and counsellors who provide grief and bereavement services. If you have questions, you are welcome to reach out to us directly. If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact HERE 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247