We inspire hope and healing for people in the Ottawa Region grieving the loss of a loved one


Empathy | Patience | Kindness | Compassion | Courage | Companionship | Self-Care

“Our ongoing commitment to all those involved with BFO Ottawa is to listen and learn and then lead through our actions in order to build and support an organization that is diverse, equitable and inclusive for all”.


We have been operating in Ottawa since 1978 when two mothers came together through a common experience of losing a child.

We are part of a provincial network : Bereaved Families of Ontario.


Resources offered through BFO include general grief literature as well as resources specific to losing a child, spouse, sibling, or parents and information specific to helping children deal with loss, loss due to suicide, or anticipating loss.