Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region

2023 Butterfly Release

Join us on June 3 at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens for the 2023 Butterfly Release! Purchase your butterfly by May 21st.

Walk to Remember

Join us on October 1, 2023 at MacDonald Park for the Walk to Remember! Stay tuned for more details.


The BFO-Kingston Annual General Meeting is coming up on June 14 at 2:30pm. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing or calling 613-634-1230.

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. 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. Financial, marketing and/or fundraising experience is an asset.


Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region is hiring! We are looking for a part-time contract Fundraising Coordinator to join the team in June. View the job description here and apply by May 31st by emailing your application to


We are excited to announce that tickets are on sale now for the 2023 Quilt Raffle for just $5! See more details here. Proceeds from this raffle support the ongoing operations of BFO-Kingston and allow us to continue to provide grief support in the community. For your chance to win one of three beautiful handmade prizes, donated by Quilts Kingston, please contact us at 613-634-1230 or The draw takes place on June 4, 2023 at 2pm at the Quilts Kingston Quilt Show.


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 2:30pm, 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 with COVID protocols in place; all other groups continue to meet on Zoom.

#WeAreHere to #SupportYGK 

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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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


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