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Organization Details
Alternate Name BFO- Midwest ; BFO-MR ; CV19
Areas Served Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
Description & Services
Description (Service) Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region provides peer support to bereaved families, children and individuals in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County. Our programs include 8-week peer support groups for parents grieving the death of an infant and parents grieving the death of a child (of any age). Our Living with Loss program is an open, mixed-loss group for adults (18+) meeting each month in Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph and Mount Forest. We also have a Living with Loss group specifically for those grieving a substance use death (drugs or alcohol). This group meets in Kitchener. No registration is required for Living with Loss groups. Our Healing Little Hearts program is professionally-led and for children ages 4-12. A concurrent group for parents/caregivers is held alongside the children’s group. Lastly, our Good Grief group is for teens ages 13-17 led by bereaved volunteers and a registered Social Worker. 
BFO-MR also offers memorial events and a lending library with grief-related books and resources.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Online registration is required for our groups for parents and Healing Little Hearts for children. 
Living with Loss requires no registration. All our programs are self-help, mutual aid.
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Bereavement Support Groups
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-603-0196
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Carly Kowalik, Program Coordinator, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region; Email:
Alternate Contact Jaime Bickerton, Executive Director, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region; Email:
Address and Location Information
Public Comments While programs in our affiliates' offices are suspended, we're offering text-based live support for grieving people through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Our volunteers are all bereaved people trained by professionals to provide this service. 
On all platforms @bfoprovincial
Site Location Kitchener
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
The Family Centre
65 Hanson Ave, Ste 1042
Kitchener, ON N2C 2H6
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Intersection Homer Watson Blvd. and Ottawa St. S
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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