BFO-Durham Covid -19 update

Revised Zoom Reconnect meeting calendars (as of July 20th)

Revised Monday Drop-In meetings going to IN-Person

BFO DROP-INS ARE RESUMING

DROP-IN’S AT THE BFO OFFICE WILL RESUME NEXT MONDAY NIGHT FROM 7-9.  THIS WILL CONTINUE EACH MONDAY IN AUGUST EXCEPT FOR THE LONG WEEKEND. 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.

THANK YOU

The Reconnect Zoom meetings are changing to evenings (7-9pm) every other week. 

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 changes for the Reconnect & In-Person Drop-Ins takes place July 27th

The calendars below (July & Aug) 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.

  July zoom calendar revised July 20th

August Meetings Calendar

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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.
Please note:
• 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

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April 9, 2020

Good Afternoon Everyone:

I hope this email finds everyone safe.  During this COVID-19 situation Bereaved Families of Ontario –Durham Region will continue to offer telephone support.  Please either email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at 905-579-4293.

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.

Jane Carter,

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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 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. 

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    The memorial butterflies sold by Region Bfo Durham 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
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