Bereavement/Grief Counselling and Groups

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Bereaved Families of Ontario (Toronto)

80 Woodlawn Avenue East
Toronto ON M4T 1W6
(inside the YWCA building)

For further information, please contact us at: or Tel: (416) 440-0290

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed on all statutory holidays and Easter Monday and the holiday break.

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Affiliates across the province offer a range of individual and group support programs for preschoolers (3-5), children (6-12), adolescents (13-17), young adults (18-30), parents, parents of infants, and grandparents.

Watline Postal Outlet
P.O. Box 10015, Mississauga, ON L4Z 4G5

Contact information for regional affiliates:

C.O.P.E.S (Community Of People Extending Support)

Offers bereavement follow-up four times per year for six weeks at a time.

No charge to attend.

The Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education

Provides individual, couple, family and group counseling and bereavement support.

Hospice Association of Ontario

Provides information/referral on bereavement support groups.  Available through local hospices.

Adult Grief Support Program, East Toronto

A self-support group sponsored by the Toronto East General Hospital and area funeral directors open to all residents of Toronto.
Telephone: 416-926-0905 ∕ 416-496-6431

Adult Grief Support Program, West Toronto

A self-support group sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Centre and area funeral directors open to all residents of Toronto.
Telephone: 416-515-0197

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario

Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario is a self-help volunteer support organization that offers programs and services to individuals, families and groups throughout the Jewish community of Ontario who are affected by the death of a child.

4600 Bathurst St., 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M2R 3V3
Telephone: 416-638-7800 ext. 202

Bereavement Support Group

Providing support to those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5
Telephone: 416-480-4440
Fax: 416-480-4496

The Centre for the Grief Journey

3243 Grassfire Crescent, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3J8
Offers professional seminars, as well as individual counselling and a grief seminar support series for groups.
Telephone: 905-624-8080
Fax: 905-624-6742

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

PAILNetwork provides a variety of unique support services that have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of grieving families.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
P.O. Box 177, Pickering, ON L1V 2R4
Telephone: 905-472-1807  Toll Free: 1-888-301-7276
Fax: 905-472-4054

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

To provide support in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory environment for any children, teens and their families experiencing the emotional effects of the death of a loved one.

38 McDonald Street, Barrie, ON L4M 1P1
Telephone: 1-705-721-KIDS (5437)
Fax: 1-705-737-LOVE (5683)

Taylor Place Self-Help Recovery Group

For widows over the age of 55.
Taylor Place Senior Adult Centre
1 Overland Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 2C3
Telephone: 416-447-7244