Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central Region

Grief support for children, teens, parents and adults of all ages.


Our Mission:


Bereaved Families of Ontario-South Central Region is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide well organized, and professionally supervised, self-help/ mutual support programs for bereaved families who have lost a member through death.


Our Mission

Our mission is to create a caring, non-judgmental environment where bereaved are able to connect with other bereaved individuals and develop a better understanding of the powerful emotions of grief.

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Our History

Support programs originally were provided both in Toronto and in the Oakville area. While the original mission of the organization was to provide support to mothers, fathers and siblings who had experienced the death of a child in the family, the mandate was soon expanded to include supporting children, youth and young adults who had lost a parent. In addition, a program was initiated which recognized the special circumstances around supporting parents who had experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn/infant loss.
In 1988, the Metropolitan Toronto chapter of Bereaved Families was formed. Over time, other affiliates have also formed throughout Ontario, to meet the needs of bereaved individuals in their communities.



thousands of Dollars Raised

Bereaved Families would not exist without the contribution of all our volunteers, all the donors and our sponsors



Years Serving communities

We have been providing Peer-to-peer support to grieving children, youth, adults and caregivers. All our services are FREE to the public



hundreds of Individuals Impacted

We understand that everyone has their own grieving style. In total we have served 330 bereaved individuals in 2018 through our bereavement support.


Get Involved

However you get involved with us, together we will make a difference in our community. Sign up for program, volunteer or make a donation. Bereaved Families of Ontario - South Central Region’s primary mandate is to provide grief support to families who have experienced a death.  Grief support programs are are offered in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara Region and the Counties of Brant, Norfolk and Haldimand, when sufficient numbers warrant.


Sign Up For a Program

Our programs are led by highly trained volunteer Grief Facilitators who have experienced a loss. Our goal is to provide non-judgmental and safe environment to help in the aftermath of death.

Volunteer opportunities

We have the most dedicated volunteers. We couldn't do what we do without our volunteers . Together, we're making a difference – and you can, too. Become a volunteer today

Make a Donation

Regardless of size, your donation will immediately impact our current programs, new initiatives and greatly influence our future as a vital bereavement resource.