CPOMC will be holding support meetings for survivors of homicide the 1st Monday of every month commencing Monday, November 1, 2010, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Initially, CPOMC’s national office will be offering these meetings.  However, it is the intention of CPOMC to establish Chapters throughout Canada. As news of CPOMC reaches other Canadian survivors, and interest is expressed to form Chapters, support meetings will be held in various locations throughout the country.

Support meetings are open to all who have been bereaved by the loss of a loved one through the horrendous act of “murder”. Family and friends of homicide victims or anyone who feels directly affected by homicide are welcome to participate in a safe, confidential, compassionate and understanding environment.

We are not a therapy group – but a support group can be therapeutic. We are not a study group -although a great deal can be learned. As a peer support group we provide an opportunity and the freedom for people to talk, cry, laugh, and share their stories, experiences and remembrances with others who “understand”. A certified facilitator will be in attendance to help guide the meeting process.

Date: First Monday of every month starting November 1st 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location:
Room A1, Kanata Baptist Church
465 Hazeldean Road
Kanata, Ontario (West Ottawa)
K2L 1V1

Please enter church via the door with a stairway on opposite side of building from Farm Boy store. Also, back door of church building is wheelchair accessible, and there is plenty of free parking. If transportation to meetings is required please contact CPOMC and we will do our best to assist you.

For more information:  E-mail: cpomc@rogers.com

Note: Support meetings are for ADULT survivors of homicide (18 years of age or older). The nature and subject matter of support meetings are not suitable for children. CPOMC does not currently have a program to address the needs of children survivors of homicide victims.  However, it is a priority to develop an appropriate youth support program. Younger survivors and siblings very often do not vocalize their feelings, but suffer their own immense grief in silence.