Bereavement & Counselling Support

Canadian Based

Bereaved Families of Ontario/Toronto

28 Madison Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 2S1
Phone: 416-440-0290
e-mail: info@bfotoronto.ca
website:www.bfotoronto.ca

Provides peer mutual support to anyone who has had a loved one pass away.

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario
Jewish Family and Child Service

4600 Bathurst Street
Willowdale, ON
M2R 3V3
Phone: 416-638-7800 ext 202

Self-help groups for parents who have lost a child; family nights; lending library.

Bereavement Ontario Network

P.O Box 24038
London, Ont.
N6H 5C4
Phone: 519-474-7700
website: http://www.bereavementontarionetwork.ca/

A network of professionals and volunteers who work in the grief, bereavement or
mourning field to share knowledge, experience and resources.

Candlelighters- Childhood Cancer Foundation

55 Eglinton Ave E Suite 401
Toronto, ON M4P 1G8
Phone: 1-800-363-1062
Phone: 416-489-6440
e-mail: staff@candlelighters.ca
website: http://www.candlelighters.ca/

National support and information network

Compassionate Friends of Canada

P.O Box 141
RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M 3S7
Phone: 1-866-823-0141
website: www.tcfcanada.net

A self-help support organization to guide people through a time of loss and their
personal grieving process.

Coping Centre (12 Branches)

1740 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON
N3H 4R8
Phone: 1-877-554-4498
Fax: 519-650-1949
website: http://www.griefsupport.cc/

Group support for bereaved children, teens and young adults.

Perinatal Bereavement Services of Ontario

6060 Highway 7 Suite 205
Markham, ON
L3P 3A9
Phone: 1-888-301-PBSO (7276)
Phone: 905-427-1807
e-mail: pbsocares@pbso.ca
website: www.pbso.ca

Support services for families who have lost a baby. Group support, one-to-one,
subsequent pregnancy support, and annual memorials. Educational training for
professionals.

Teresa House

124 Merton St.
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2
Phone: 416-596-7703
e-mail: info@kidstalkaids.org

A resource for families dealing with HIV/AIDS.

Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Group

200 Main St. W
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y4
Phone: 905-527-1992
website: http://www.camptrillium.com/

Offers year round recreational support for families affected by childhood cancer

Wellspring

Halton-Peel
2545 Sixth Line
Oakville, ON
L6J 4Z4
Phone: 905-257-1988
Phone: 1-877-499-9904

Network of centres that provide emotional and psychological support at no charge to
individuals and families living with cancer(therapeutic touch, peer support, Reiki, teen
support group)Pediatric Oncology Parents Support Group.

Good Grief

Paulist Centre
830 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ont.
Phone: 416-534-4219

Bereavement group offered in 6-8 week cycles in the evenings for those who have
suffered the death of a loved one.

Journey into Hope and Healing

CommunityCARE Home Hospice
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1A1
Phone: 416-406-6228
]Bereavement support groups for adults who have experienced the death of a
spouse/life partner. 8 Week groups at a cost of $75.00.

Community Bereavement Support Group

West End YMCA
931 College Street
Toronto
Phone: 416-603-1444

A nine week bereavement support group

Meagan’s Walk

website: www.meaganswalk.com

An annual “hug” around the Hospital for Sick Children

USA Based

ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources)

173 Duane Street Suite 3A
New York, NY
10013-3334 USA
Phone: 212-226-5525
website: http://www.acor.org/

An online resource consisting of mailing lists for cancer related issues.

Brain Trust – The Healing Exchange

Kendall Sq. Box 425743
Cambridge, MA
02142-0066 USA
Phone: 617-623-0066
e-mail: info@braintrust.org
website: www.braintrust.org/

An online resource for all age brain tumor patients and families to handle end of life
issues.

The Dougy Centre for Grieving Children

P.O Box 86852
Portland, OR
97286
Phone: 503-775-5683
website: http://www.dougy.org/

A peer support organization to share experiences locally and internationally. Assists
children in grief.

Rainbows

website: http://www.rainbows.org/

An international organization that uses specific strategies to help children cope with
loss and grief.

Online Resources

Bereaved Parent Yahoo Online Group

website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/BerParents

Provides support for parents who have lost a child.

Journey of Hearts

website: www.journeyofhearts.org

An online healing place for anyone grieving a loss.