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Special Session- Coping with the Holidays December 14th, 2016

posted Nov 25, 2016, 1:08 PM by Bereaved Families

At BFO-Toronto we recognize that the holidays can be a particularly tough time for our group participants. We would like to invite those who have participated in a group to register in advance for a special Coping with the Holidays session. This session will be offered on December 14th at either 2pm or 6:30pm. Please register in advance, unfortunately, space is limited and we can not accommodate walk-ins.  Please register by clicking on either link below:
Coping with the Holidays, December 14th, 2:00pm-4:00pm:
 Afternoon Session 2-4pm
Coping with the Holidays, December 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm:

Evening Session 6:30-8:30pm

If you have not attended a group before at BFO- Toronto but find yourself in need of support please call our offices at 416-440-0290

Mixed Loss group cancelled August 3rd

posted Aug 2, 2016, 3:38 PM by Ryan Holt

We apologize for any inconvenience, however, group at 2-4PM is cancelled tomorrow evening. Our next group will be August 17th. Please RSVP by phone or email at programsupport@bfotoronto.ca. Thank you

July 27th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group Cancelled

posted Jul 27, 2016, 1:11 PM by Bereaved Families

We apologize for any inconvenience, however, group is cancelled for this evening. Our next group will be August 10th. Please RSVP by phone or email at programsupport@bfotoronto.ca. Thank you

Monday August 1st, 2016 Suicide Loss

posted Jul 27, 2016, 1:11 PM by Bereaved Families

Due to the holiday, our building will be closed and we unfortunately have to cancel our Suicide Loss Support Group on Monday August 1st at 6:30pm. We are currently looking to reschedule for later on in the month. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP CANCELLED JULY 4TH, 2016

posted Jul 4, 2016, 9:41 AM by Bereaved Families

    We apologize for the inconvenience but this evenings suicide support group is cancelled. Our next group will be on Monday, August 1st at 6:30pm. Kindly RSVP 24 hours in advance to let us know if you will be participating. 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss June 29th, 2016 cancelled

posted May 17, 2016, 7:57 AM by Ryan Holt   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 9:41 AM by Bereaved Families ]


 We apologize for any inconvenience but our pregnancy and infant loss group is cancelled for the evening of June 29th, 2016. Our next group will be on July 13th at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Please RSVP by calling 416-440-0290 one to two days in advance. Thank you.




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posted May 4, 2016, 1:31 PM by BFOToronto   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 11:53 AM by Bereaved Families ]

An interview with our Executive Director on Metro Morning

posted Apr 6, 2016, 9:37 AM by BFOToronto

Woman who's been through 5 miscarriages hopes disability decision will end workplace stigma
Interim decision by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says one woman’s miscarriage is a disability

By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: Apr 05, 2016 3:49 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016 3:49 PM ET

An interim ruling by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, that says a miscarriage can be considered a disability, may lead to more people talking openly about the pregnancy loss, according to an advocate for bereaved families.

An interim ruling by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, that says a miscarriage can be considered a disability, may lead to more people talking openly about the pregnancy loss, according to an advocate for bereaved families. (Getty Images)

Aruna Ogale hopes a recent legal decision will push women who experience miscarriages to talk about it with their employers and take time off work—​something she says she never had the courage to do after her five miscarriages.

"I think people will start talking about it. I think it will become de-mystified. I think women will now get more support," Ogale said in an interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

An interim decision by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says that one woman's miscarriage should be treated as a disability. The decision could signal a significant shift in the province's disability law.

Ogale, the Executive Director of Bereaved Families of Toronto, says her miscarriages happened more than 20 years ago, but she still remembers them, and what it felt like to go straight back to work.   Continue reading...





BFO-Toronto in the news: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal rules ‘miscarriage is a disability’

posted Apr 6, 2016, 9:30 AM by BFOToronto

Global News
April 6 2016

TORONTO — In what could be a precedent setting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled in an interim decision that an applicant’s “miscarriage is a disability.”

Wenying “Winnie” Mou claims she was dismissed from her job because of a combination of a factors in 2013, including the death of her mother-in-law and the loss of a pregnancy.

She says those events triggered a severe and disabling depression, and soon after she was fired.  Read more...

April 4th Suicide Loss Support Group Cancelled

posted Apr 4, 2016, 9:34 AM by Bereaved Families

Unfortunately, the Suicide Loss Support Group for this evening has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Every attempt has been made to contact those who RSVP'd in advance. Our next session will be held on Monday May 2nd.

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