Bereaved Families of Ontario Kingston Region

2021 Butterfly Release

Please stay tuned for an update on how this year’s event will proceed with pandemic protocols

Walk to Remember 2021

Last year we held the Walk by staying within our own bubbles. Thank you for your support!

Please stay tuned for updates on this annual event for Fall 2021

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region

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Who We Are
If you are visiting this website, chances are someone important/special to you has died or you are preparing for a death. We are a supportive community who understands grief. We have all been there. We hope you will find that these pages are a comfort and a place to remember those we love, as well as a resource for information about BFO Kingston Region’s programs and services. We believe that when bereaved families come together to support one another, they can influence the growth of a healing and caring community.

May 2021 Update:

The Annual General Meeting for Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region will take place at 4pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will take place on Zoom. You can register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcOuurz0uHtz9Bq5iR4OxDF_lxcR_29Cp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

At this meeting, an election will take place for the Board of Directors for 2021-2022. The list of potential Directors is below. If you are interested in a position on the Board or would like to make a nomination, please contact the Nominating Committee Co-Chairs via the BFO – Kingston Region office: bfo@kingston.net or 613-634-1230.

Chair: Laura Kennedy

Vice-Chair: Matthew Williams

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Nadine Greenwood

Member-at-Large: Kelly Bell, Cheryl Paquette, Kathy Pringle

Past Chair: Rick Frasso

COVID-19 Update:

This is a difficult time for all of us, particularly those grieving during the isolation of COVID-19.

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region will continue to offer group support on Zoom, and one-to-one peer support with phone conversations or video conferencing during the pandemic. Please call or email for more information, or to register.

During the provincial shutdown, BFO’s office is closed and we are working remotely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding. Voicemails and emails will be returned by the next business day.

 

Virtual Support Group Sessions of Bereaved Families of Ontario –Kingston   

Please email bfo@kingston.net or call 613-634-1230 to register.

Parent (Loss of a Child)                         First Tuesday Monthly               6:30 p.m.

Spousal-Partner Loss                            Second Thursday Monthly        6:30 p.m.  

Living with Loss Grief Support            Third Tuesday Monthly              6:30 p.m. 
            This Living with Loss group will help support                                                                          attendees from all the other groups and will                                                                            have multiple facilitators available to breakout                                                                                into virtual rooms. 

Mourning Coffee                                     Fourth Tuesday Monthly           11:00 a.m.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss                  Fourth Thursday Monthly           6:30 p.m.

 

We also continue to support the community through 1:1 phone support.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out in this difficult time. 

 We will do our best to ensure #WeAreHere to #SupportYGK 

 With funding providing by:   Community Foundation for Kingston & Area 

            

Please e-mail or call to register   bfo@kingston.net  or    613-634-1230 

 

 

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We are Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region. We provide programs, services and resources based on a mutual support model to individuals, families, children, groups and communities. We are the bereaved helping the bereaved learn to live with grief. We can help the healing begin.
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Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region

993 Princess Street, Unit 14 Business Centre, 
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1H3

Our apologies if Google Maps misdirects you to our offices.

We are located across from the Kingston Centre Loblaws, behind the Mark’s Work Warehouse,
It is a large red brick building with Unit 14, JSM Business Centre on the side.  Please enter through the door with the red awning

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We are a charitable organization registered with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Our charitable registration number is 86521 1718 RR0001