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BFO-MR receives OTF Grant to better support grieving children, families and individuals

A Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is enabling Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) to build a strong foundation for the future as […]

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Celebrating two years of successes made possible through Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grow Grant

When Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) started work two years ago to expand its grief support group for adults grieving a death by substance use, staff couldn’t […]

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Amy’s Story

If she had to use one word to describe her son, Amy says that Matt was joy.  He was a happy, content, energetic boy who loved watching sports with his […]

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Erin’s Story

It is said it takes a village to raise a child, but Erin shares it also “takes a community to help support someone who grieves the death of their child.” […]

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Andrea’s Story

In 2008, Andrea watched her mother’s valiant battle with cancer end. She was just 10 years old. Andrea comes from a small community near Peterborough, a community she credits with […]

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5 ways to support someone grieving pregnancy loss or death of an infant

This guest post was written by: Melissa Reid, MSW, RSW, Owner/Counsellor, Calming Tree Counselling When a family experiences a pregnancy loss, neonatal death or death of an infant there are […]

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day – Here is What BFO-MR Is Doing

  In commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2020, we are launching an education campaign during the month of August. We hope to reduce the stigma and prejudice associated with deaths […]

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An update from Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region

It is hard to believe that July is almost upon us and that we will soon be in midst of the dog days of summer. It is less difficult to […]

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What’s Happening at BFO-MR

It is hard to believe that it’s been eight weeks since the team at BFO-MR started working from home. It has been two months (!) since we transitioned our support […]

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Mary’s Story

Patience was one of Daniel’s great qualities.  He was compassionate and caring – a man whose inner struggles never steered him away from working hard to care for his family. […]

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Cindy’s Story

Cindy has always been comfortable around death and supporting people when they are grieving.  She herself has personal experiences including the death of her parents. Although difficult, she was able […]

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A message from our Executive Director

Be safe. Be kind. We’re in this together. It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for everyone. There is much uncertainty as we navigate the Covid-19 […]

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