Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region

2024 Butterfly Release

Join us for the annual Butterfly Release at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens on June 8th! Purchase your butterfly by May 26th

Walk to Remember

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 Walk to Remember! Stay tuned for details on the 2024 event


Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on June 13th at 2pm! If you are interested in attending this hybrid meeting either on Zoom or in-person, please send an email to to receive the details.

The Board of Directors is looking for new members to be elected at the AGM. If you are interested, please read more about what’s involved here. A strong and vibrant Board of Directors is essential to the continued growth and effectiveness of BFO-Kingston. The time, effort and advocacy that Board Members provide have a substantive impact. Being a Board Member is a unique opportunity to utilize one’s strengths to extend BFO-Kingston’s legacy and help those in need of grief support. Grant writing and/or event planning skills are an asset.
For more information, please contact the office at 613-634-1230 or


Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region continues to offer both group and one-to-one peer support with phone conversations, video conferencing or in-person. Please call or email for more information or to register.

The office is open most days between 9:30am and 12:30pm, but we suggest calling ahead to ensure someone is there before arriving. Phone and email continue to be the most reliable way to contact us; voicemails and emails will be replied to within two business days.

Support Group Sessions of Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region  

Please email or call 613-634-1230 to register.

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

Suicide Loss                                            First Wednesday Monthly         6:30 p.m.

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

Living with Loss                                     Third Tuesday Monthly              6:30 p.m. 

*Mourning Break                                   Fourth Tuesday Monthly           11:00 a.m.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss                 Last Tuesday Monthly                6:30 p.m.


*meets in-person; all other groups continue to meet on Zoom.

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With funding provided by:   Community Foundation for Kingston & Area 


Please e-mail or call to register  or    613-634-1230 

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