Who We Are

Bereaved Families of Ontario ~ York Region began in 1991 by four mothers who came together to share the pain of the deaths of their children and in response to the needs of the community. They wanted to ensure that there was support for all of those who suffered the loss of a child. Today, BFOYR celebrates 25 years of providing services to individuals, seniors, children, youth and families through our support programs. 

Our Mission

Bereaved Families of Ontario ~ York Region (BFOYR) provides bereavement support services by trained volunteers and staff to individuals and families grieving the death of a loved one. 


Our Vision 

BFOYR provides a lifeline to individuals and families grieving a death by providing compassionate support in order to cope with their journey through grief.  We all experience the death of a loved one and BFOYR is committed to increase awareness in our community through education in the death, grief and bereavement. 

BFOYR relies SOLELY on the generosity of individuals, corporate donations, annual membership appeals and fundraising events throughout the year to run our programs and services. Visit our donation page and support BFOYR today! 

Contact Us 

Phone Number: 905-898-6265 or 


Toll Free 1-800-969-6904

Email us: ​

Bereavement Programs and Services:  bfoyr_program@bellnet.ca

Events:  bfoyr.events@gmail.com

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