The Compassionate Friends of Canada is there to answer personal responses to inquiries made to the National Office for referrals to our local chapters and requests for information.
The Compassionate Friends of Canada National Office oversees and supports over 45 chapters across Canada.
The Compassionate Friends of Canada National Office develops and distributes grief-related materials to bereaved families and other TCF Chapters and a large number of social services, health and related non-profit organizations across Canada.
The Compassionate Friends is a registered charitable organization that is supported by voluntary tax-deductable donations.
The primary purpose of The Compassionate Friends is to aid in the positive reconciliation of grief and foster the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and their surviving children.
The secondary purpose is to provide information and education about the grief of bereaved parents and their surviving children.
The objective is to help those in their community, including family, friends, co-workers, employers and professionals, to be supportive.
With your help we would be fulfilling a national vision: ensuring that parents, friends, family and community services across Canada know who to call when the need arises.
About THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF CANADA
The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, self-help organization, offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause.
The Compassionate Friends has no membership fees--the price of membership is the death of a child, which makes TCF membership the most expensive in the world. Membership is open to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died.
The Compassionate Friends is comprised of a network of bereaved parents who know the pain, have travelled the journey and have found healing ways to survive their loss.