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


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 is ready for new adventures and our travel club has great destinations in mind.Click here to Learn more

What to Expect as a Member

As part of our community you will have access to:

Virtual events:

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

 In person events* (GTA):

  • Outdoor Club – Coffee in the Park, Walking Group
  • “Dinner Out with Friends” throughout Halton
  • Meet & Mingle Social Events
  • Special events – Day trips, Christmas Gala and Annual Anniversary celebration*

Upcoming Special Events: 

The Walking Club!  meets weekly on Monday mornings! 

Thinking about travel again? Barefoot Travel will discuss travel in Canada – May 31st

Financial Q&A – Join us to have your financial questions answered and find out the financial outlook for the next few months – June 6th

*Widowed Friends is working to ensure we are responsibly protecting the health of our members and volunteers, so in person events are subject to change or may be suspended pending provincial recommendations and restrictions.

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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