Benefits of Membership

Widowed Friends is a welcoming place to meet new friends who have also experienced loss and understand the feelings and thoughts you have. Together we are stronger.

Find New Purpose and Meaning

At Widowed Friends you’ll find an understanding and compassionate atmosphere, resources for navigating the grief process, and help regaining your confidence after loss. We believe that by interacting with others and participating in a variety of different events and community activities we gain strength to move forwards on a new life path.

As part of our community you will:


Meet new people

Offer a welcoming place to meet new friends who have also experienced loss


Rebuild your confidence

Regain confidence with rewarding experiences


Make connections

Social connections to help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation


Get support

Regular group discussions of the grief journey


Learn from the experience of others

Resources on navigating the grief process


Get social

Monthly virtual and in-person social events including guest speakers


Get access

Access to a “Members Only” resources and special events


Text 2 Connect

Option to join our texting only program – members keep in touch via text once a week or more, and share greetings and updates.


Receive a weekly newsletter

Weekly newsletter outlining upcoming events and activities, recipes, things to do and more


Join a book club

Book Club meets monthly to discuss a book of the month and share thoughts and conversation


Travel with others

Widowed Friends Travel Club provides opportunities to connect with other members to plan trips to great destinations.

What’s Happening This Month! 

As part of our community, you’ll have access to: 

Connect with us through our Virtual monthly events:

  • Weekly Social Hours
  • Virtual Bingo
  • Peer Support sessions
  • Grief Support Group
  • Guest speakers
  • Book Club
  • Travel Club

 Connect at in-person local events in Halton:

  • Walking Club 
  • Breakfast & Dinner get togethers  (Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga)
  • Coffee Talks -members meet up at a variety of location for a morning chat and coffee
  • Community Connect – members have an opportunity to create and arrange their own events with other members

Connect with us at special online events:  

Peer Support: Connect with members to share experiences & gain support in an open and friendly environment.

Attend online events with guest speakers

Check out Travel Club opportunities. to share travel info and book trips with other members

*Widowed Friends members and volunteers health and well-being are our number one priority.  Our programs are subject to change or may be suspended pending current health situations.

I’m ready to join 

Have a question?

If you have questions about membership or about our community, first visit our FAQ page.

Or contact us for more details.

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