Site: Ottawa Region
|Record #: OCR2543||Last Full Update: 09 May 2019|
|Alternate Name||BFO ; CV19|
|Legal Name||Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa Region|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave, Suite 303
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
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|Intersection||Bronson Ave and Somerset St|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Parking||Pay parking lot weekdays * free occasional parking on the street|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Note (25 Mar 2020): Due to COVID19, in-person programs are suspended until further notice. Text-based live support is available through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Support services for individuals learning to cope with grief after the death of someone significant.
Peer grief support groups facilitated by trained volunteers with the lived experience of a significant loss.
* Adults Groups for: Loss of Spouse, Child, Baby (miscarriage/stillbirth/infant under 1 yr), Parent, Sibling/Friend, Suicide, and MAiD
* Family Groups for Parents/Guardian, Children and Youth
* Remembrance Events: Tree of Life Candlelight in December, Live Butterfly Release and Walk to Remember in Spring, Labyrinth Walk in Fall and Spring
* Educational Outreach programs provided to the community
|Hours||Administration Tue-Thu 10 am-2:30 pm * hours may vary depending on part-time staff availability.|
|Meetings||Weekly Support & Share Day Drop-in: Thu 12 noon-1:30 pm. Suite 303, 211 Bronson Ave, Bronson Center. No registration required.
Weekly Walking Group: Wed 12 noon-1:15 pm. Suite 303, 211 Bronson Ave, main foyer. No registration required.
Monthly Support & Share Night Drop-in: 1st Tue of the month. 7 pm-9 pm. 2400 Alta Vista Dr, St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church. No registration required.
Seasonal 8-10 week Support Groups for loss of spouse, child, suicide and parent/sibling/friend: Fall, Winter and Spring. Registration required.
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Gatineau ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Application||Call, e-mail, visit website or facebook page for more information|
|Fees||Program ; None ; $10 suggested donation for weekly and monthly drop-ins * Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to donate|
|Service Categories||Bereavement Counselling ; Bereavement Support Groups ; Child Guidance ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Special Libraries ~ Death and Dying Issues|
|Waiting List||No waiting list for the ongoing drop-in support groups. Possible waiting list for the 8-10 week closed support groups offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring.|
|After Hours Phone||Leave a message, call will be returned|
|Primary Contact||Jane Davey, Program Director|
|Primary Executive||Laurie Rail, Chair of the Board|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 853432730 RR0001 ; Community Support|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is appointed.|
|Print Material||Resources available at the weekly and monthly drop-in Support & Share NIGHT program * literature available on general grief, specific loss, youth and grief, suicide loss.|
|Resources||Website, library at Bronson Center office|