"Specializing in Self-Care Retreats for Grieving Mothers"
"Specializing in Self-Care Retreats for Grieving Mothers"


Sponsorship Opportunities  


  All bereaved moms are welcome to attend the retreat. Some however are not in a financial position to be able to participate. When I hear this, my heart breaks even more for them. Some family members and work places are able to assist a loved one and provide the financial support needed. For those who do not have these options or avenues available, we are hopeful that the sponsorship option can be a harmonious solution.


  In sharing with others about the retreat, almost every single person asks "how can I help?" Since doing these retreats, I have been meeting with individuals and business owners who wish to lend a hand. Through their generosity, and with the support of Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central Region, the possibility is now being realized for mothers who would not otherwise be able to attend.


  Each sponsor will be asked to email a business sized card jpeg file that will be displayed below with this sponsorship page. We welcome your story or if you wish to include a caption with your sponsorship, it too will be displayed along side your card.


If you would like to provide sponsorship as an indivudal, you are most welcome and may also include  your story and a picture of yourself if you like (again in jpeg format) or remain anonymous. Sponsorship can also come in the form of donations to the Comfort Care Basket that each moms receives, or to Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central Region, 905-318-0070.


Please contact Kimberly with your interest/intention to discuss the details further. We are hopeful that a nominal amount per sponsor will add up to amounts that can lighten the financial load. Please share this information with others whom you think may be interested. A receipt for tax purposes can be issued.


If you are a bereaved mother who would like to attend but are finding it impossible due to finances, please contact Kimberly in the contact form on this site about the sponsorship options.


Thank you to all sponsors, your gift is deeply appreciated and far reaching.


Kimberly Ryan, and Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central Region 

Our Sponsors


Our First Sponsor!  Katie Wilson with Arbonne has not only provided a financial sponsorship but is also donating skin care products to the Moms Comfort Basket.


Thank you Katie!

Paula Owler  - Massage Therapist




Beth Mason  - Reflexologist of Port Perry




Kathy McSpadden  - Doterra Essential Oils



Kim Dobias, Reflexologist



Jen Defour  - www.CeLove.ca  

                 ~ Angel Mom Volunteers ~

Thank you so much to everyone making these retreats possible year round!


A special thanks to our volunteers; Brenda, Carole, Judy, Chrissy, Michelle, Ida & Jenny, Donna, Marcia, & Jan!!!

So much gratitude to our devoted VOLUNTEERS!!!  

If you would like to become a part of our support system...

These retreats would not be possible if not for the volunteer moms who provide support throughout the weekend. These volunteer moms,  also bereaved mothers reached out because they wanted to give back.  They cook, tidy up, help organize, wash dishes, sit with a mom, participate in the discussions, find "stuff" and generally hold space for the moms all weekend long.  They "know" this journey well and they bring their love and care 100%. 


We want to extend our gratitude and unending respect to: Brenda, a gentle soul, who reached out at the very first retreat and has been volunteering ever since;  Michelle and Jan who gave of themselves and their yummy dishes a while ago;  Carole and Judy who have been a part of many and who continue to inspire and bring their expertise and energy; Donna who gives so deeply of herself and with such a calm presence; Chrissy who brought us music, yoga, crystals and her joyful spirit; and Marcia who owns the Farm B&B, and who gives herself to ensure that the moms have everything they need including that down home farm spirit.


Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Your support is enriching and unfailing and brings such a strong and welcome presence to the retreats all weekend long. 


Kimberly Ryan 

  is a bereaved mother. Her son Matthew died suddenly in August 2009 at the age of 27 as a result of complications from addictions. Kimberly had been involved in meditation and alternative health modalities long before the tragic loss of her son, and now uses her knowledge and wellness background to offer a place for other moms who are bereaved. She does this as a give back or pay it forward; this is a not for profit offering, and she is always seeking practitioners who will donate their time to the moms.


Please contact Kimberly at:


Phone:  +1 519 909 9644       


Email: ryankimberly1023@gmail.com




Dates of Upcoming Retreats

The May retreat has been cancelled. Updates on future dates will be posted as soon as there is information available to confirm a date. Those moms who were interested have been contacted, if for some reason, you have not been notified please contact Kimberly. Thnnkyou and be well.









   Welcome ALL mothers who are bereaved. There is no time frame on our grief, whether your loss was long ago or recent. Each of us has experienced the death of a child.

  We gather together for self care, support, and comfort. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat and learn more about who I am, what this is all about, and discuss if this is good timing for you.


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