• Provide emotional support and referrals to community services as needed
• Use a strength-based and solution-focused practice
• Write notes summarizing completed phone calls
PAC members represent fields such as health care, social work, spirituality, funeral services and education.
We are committed to having our Professional Advisory Committee represent our community. We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring.
DIVERSITY AND EQUITY COMMITMENT: BFO-MR’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Committee, leadership and staff are committed to diversity and equity work. We have started this work internally and know that in order to best serve the diversity of people who live in our communities, this work must be intentional and ongoing.
Monitor, assess and evaluate existing BFO-MR programming to ensure the needs of the bereaved are met in the community
Identify programming and resource gaps in the Waterloo Region and Guelph & Wellington communities
Advise on the creation of new programming where gaps exist
Screen, evaluate and support appropriate research in the field of grief and bereavement in order to aid in improving BFO-MR’s services
Advise on relevant topics/areas of exploration related to grief and bereavement to guide the BFO-MR Conference Committee
Report to the Executive Director about current issues and future directions related to the programming components of BFO-MR.
Advise on professional development opportunities for staff and volunteer facilitators