BFO-Durham Covid -19 update
With the updated COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS putting us in Phase 3, THIS OFFICE IS NOW OPEN .with limitations on number of people allowed inside taking personal space into consideration. PLEASE CALL 905-579-4293 should you need support.
ALL drop-ins will now be held in the office with the exception of the infant loss and sibling loss which will remain on ZOOM until further notice
As of September 22nd 2021
anyone entering Bereaved families of Ontario – Durham Region must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and identification upon arrival.
If you are not vaccinated we can provide phone support by calling 905-579-4293.
effective July 2021
The office will now be OPEN for in person meetings.
Please phone Monday to Thursday between 10am and 3pm if you need help.
• No entry to anyone experiencing any Covid -19 related symptoms
• Only 1 or 2 people from the same household can visit per appointment
• Social distancing rules will still apply. All persons should maintain at least a 2 metre distance from each other
• All visitors please use hand sanitizer upon entering the office
• The washroom, kitchen area and Library will remain closed
• Door handles etc. will be disinfected between appointments
THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE
How to set up for a FREE Zoom meeting
ZOOM is VERY easy to use
For our BFO meetings, there will be a link provided that you just click and voila you are there. Make sure you have your audio on (so everyone can hear you), you do NOT have to connect a video if you don’t want to be seen – but let’s face it… we want to see and hear each other during this stressful time.
Create your FREE account https://zoom.us/freesignup/
Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. However, if the host has restricted joining meetings using authentication profiles, then the participant will need a Zoom account to access the meeting
How do I signup for Zoom?
You can sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us/signup.
How much does Zoom cost?
A basic Zoom license is free. Learn more about available Zoom plans and pricing.
Joining a Meeting
How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.
How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.
Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.
Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen and speak during the meeting, share your screen, and view the webcam video of other participants.
Bereaved Families of Ontario–Durham Region is a non-profit organization which has been supporting families in the Durham Region for 25 years.
This organization provides support programs to bereaved parents, young adults and teens. These programs offer support where bereaved individuals can learn to live with their grief, decrease their sense of isolation and help adapt to everyday living.
BFO-Durham facilitates the development of self-help/mutual aid support services and resources for families with a unique focus on the death of a child.
Newly bereaved parents are often apprehensive to contact us as they do not know what to expect. When you first contact us by phone, Jane Carter, our Executive Director will put you at ease, assuring you that we can help. She may ask a few questions, but she will especially listen to you. Should you decide to visit in our office, she will further explain what to expect; it is important to note that our services are free to all members.
948 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4W2
Raffle for hand-made Knitted XL Blanket Tickets are $5 ea or 5 for $20
contact the office or email/e-transfer to Adele -my email address can be found in our newsletter. (please provide your name & contact telephone number)The draw will take place during the Spring Dance in April 2022 (this is to enable plenty of time/opportunity to raise funds)
The memorial butterflies sold by BFO Durham Region are now available to order in an outdoor version. Each butterfly will come mounted on a metal spike along with a plaque with the name and dates of your loved one. They can be purchased for the same price as those on our memorial wall in the BFO Durham Office $100 . (A tax receipt for $60 will be issued for each purchase)To place your order please call Bereaved Families of Ontario at 905-579-4293
Butterfly Memorial Wall
Your Butterfly can be purchased for $100 by contacting the BFO Durham offices. Every butterfly is individually handcrafted by local artist Yvan Leclerc. For every Butterfly purchased, $60 will go to Bereaved Families of Ontario (Durham Region). A charitable donation receipt will be provided.
Bracelet Fundraiser for BFO-Durham in memory of Violet Davidson (on-going)
In loving memory of Violet (Babe) Davidson, the Davidson family are pleased to announce that the Fundraising Bracelets for BFO Durham Region are now available at the office. There are 4 colours to choose from at a price of just $3 each.
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