Pausing 1:1 Peer Support Bookings

As we work to clear a high demand for peer-to-peer support, we are temporarily pausing our 1:1 sessions.

Spring groups will be starting soon, so you can expect to hear from us in the next couple of weeks.

We expect to start the 1:1 sessions again by late spring!

We appreciate your understanding. For additional resources you can reach out to and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

One-to-one Sessions

We offer single session individual support sessions for those eligible for closed groups, and for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, homicide or overdose. Individual support is a place where you can feel safe to share your story with someone who has experienced a similar loss, and is a trained volunteer. This meeting is a chance for you to get some immediate support and also to explore the possibility of joining a mutual support bereavement group.

Support Groups

BFO holds weekly support groups, facilitated by peer volunteers and volunteer professionals. Closed groups are small, closed-membership groups of 8-12 people who have experienced similar losses and want to explore their grief in a confidential, supportive setting. Open groups are available for adults, with group meetings consisting of open discussion.

Learn More


Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 686868 to text with a trained Crisis Responder

Crisis Helpline: 1-866-531-2600

Distress Centres of Toronto Helpline: (416) 408-4357

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