BFO-Durham Covid -19 update
Revised: Reconnect meetings going to once a month as of September 2020, they will alternate between in-person and zoom - please refer to calendar
BFO DROP-INS ARE RESUMING
DROP-IN’S AT THE BFO OFFICE HAVE RESUMED - PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO PRE-REGISTER AS SEATS ARE LIMITED. EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK ENTERING THE BUILDING AND IT CAN BE REMOVED ONCE YOU ARE SEATED. FOR THOSE PARENTS UNABLE TO ATTEND THESE DROP–INS WE WILL STILL HAVE OUR WEEKLY ZOOM DROP-INS ON WEDNESDAY FROM 1-3.
Regular DROP-IN’s for Monday Nights will be at the Office 7-9pm but you need to register by contacting the office in advance please.
The calendars below (September & October) show the new schedules.
As and when things change regarding the Covid-19 regulations, we will be sure to advise any changes to our scheduling.
effective May 19th 2020
The office will now be open for in person meetings by appointment only.
Please phone ahead to make your appointment before arriving at the office.
Appointments will be available on Monday to Thursday between 10am and 3pm.
• 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
April 9, 2020
Good Afternoon Everyone:
Starting next week we are offering virtual drop-ins on Monday and Wednesdays during the day and in the evenings through Zoom. Please note that the RECONNECT drop-ins are for parents who have completed a BFO-D 12-week support group. We also have a virtual drop in on Tuesday nights for infant loss parents.
Please email me or leave a message if you are interested in joining these virtual drop-ins.
We have attached an April schedule and a second attachment to set up Zoom on your home computer or tablet.
If you have any questions please contact me. For further calendars please check our website.
Please stay well 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
A Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meetings and send invitations to participants. Having a Zoom account allows you to create your own Instant Meetings or Schedule Meetings. An account also allows you to access your personal settings, where you can update your profile or upgrade your plan at any time.
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 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