The need for a network was ﬁrst discussed in 1989 at a bereavement conference in Hamilton.
The ideas, enthusiasm and energy generated during that conference led to a meeting a year later at which a blueprint for the Bereavement Ontario Network was developed.
The Network itself does no grief counselling or provide any direct service. Instead, it ﬁlls a distinct void by providing linkages between the various groups, counsellors, and bereavement resources already in place.
Today, the Bereavement Ontario Network provides an opportunity to access, in a reciprocal manner, the knowledge, experience, wisdom and sensitivity of other members throughout the province. You can use BON to access this support for your clients, and yourself, from across the province.
BON offers an annual conference, a directory of members, member forums, regular virtual connections (Fireside Chats), this website, and the services of volunteer Regional Representatives. These Regional Representatives reﬂect all areas of the province and are available to answer questions about the organization, its resources and how it can assist you.
For further information about Bereavement Ontario Network, our Regional Representatives or to apply for membership please contact our Administrative Assistant at: .