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Who we are2018-08-09T17:34:23+00:00

What we do

We are a local charitable organization whose cause is to supportĀ a person, family or group dealing with grief from the death of a loved one.

Our core beliefs

We believe that mutual, peer support programs, led by experienced volunteer
facilitators, play a significant role in the relief of grief by:

  • Providing hope and coping skills though mutual support

  • Authentically relating to one another

  • Creating a safe and reliable space in which to grieve

  • Respecting that every person learns to live with grief in their own way

  • Building and sustaining mutually beneficial connections

  • Embracing the richness of unique and diverse life experiences

Our responsibility

We also believe that BFO-Toronto through its staff and volunteers has the
responsibility to be:

Compassionate
Providing hope for one another in a confidential, safe, supportive and nurturing environment. No one can understand the bereaved like another bereaved person.

Authentic
Authentically relating to one another with caring, empathy, openness and acceptance.

Understanding
Respecting that while there are common threads that weave themselves among the bereaved, every person learns to live with grief in their own way.

Inclusive
Celebrating and embracing the richness of unique and diverse life experiences. Our work must be framed within a context of equity and inclusion.

Transparent and accountable
Creating a safe and reliable space in which to grieve, through honesty and transparency. Our organization must be built on a foundation of integrity.

Well governed
Building and sustaining mutually beneficial connections with members, volunteers, donors and community partners. Always putting the community first.