Membership

Membership in Widowed Friends of Halton is exclusively for single widows or widowers. We are not a grief support group or a dating group, but are a social community for individuals who have experienced spousal loss and wish to meet, participate in social outings and develop friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss.

Why join our community?

Widowed Friends is a social group for people who share a common experience in the loss of a spouse. It is not a grief support group, but provides opportunities to reconnect socially with people in the widowed/widower community following spousal loss.

Benefits of membership include:

  • alleviating depression associated with grief
  • opportunities to attend a wide variety of activities, dinners, and social events in a comfortable supportive group setting
  • new friendships
  • support from group members who share a common experience
  • multiple optional weekly events to choose from.

Testimonials

To read some of our members’ thoughts on the value of the Widowed Friends community, click on our Testimonials page.

How to join:

Widowed Friends is a community group for people who have lost a spouse or partner. For that reason we ask that prospective members provide a proof of loss ( ie copy of death certificate or obituary) and read carefully and sign our disclaimer statement.

We recommend that prospective members wait 3-6 months following a loss before joining our community, so they have time to start on their recovery journeys.

If you require grief support, please refer to our Resources section or contact your family physician.

To apply for membership, please email us at widowedfriendsofhalton@gmail.com with all your contact details.

Fees:

The annual membership fee is $50.  These fees help defray some of the costs associated with administration, planning and organizing all the events for our growing community.

Payment of the membership fee is due within 30 days of approved access to the group. Payment can be E transfered to widowedfriendsofhalton@gmail.com or in person, at an event within the first month.

Proof of Loss is required prior to Membership approval and can be emailed to widowedfriendsofhalton@gmail.com

The Organizers reserve the right to remove any members who violate the terms of membership. Please review our Code of Conduct for more details.

Refund Policy
Membership fees are refundable minus an administrative fee of $25 within the first 2 months following payment. After the first 2 months, fees are non-refundable.

The Rosie Fund  

Our members value our community and want to share it with others going through the grief and recovery process.

We recognize that sometimes prospective members may not have the funds available to be a member and participant, so with the generous donations of our members, we have established The Rosie Fund, to support those who require financial assistance.

This fund is designed to help individuals on limited budgets take part in our events. In order to access funding we ask that individuals provide financial information such as a tax return, notice of assessment or bank statement so we can assess what proportion of membership or events The Rosie Fund will cover. Please contact Stephanie or Dorothy to discuss your application for the Rosie Fund.

 

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