A new website, created by Toronto financial advisor Jennifer Black, offers an online resource for widows and widowers. Widowed.ca addresses concerns individuals may have after the passing of a spouse, including questions about legal and financial matters, bereavement support, benefits eligibility and health and wellness.
Black says she developed the site in response to her own personal and professional experiences in dealing with loss. “I saw how greatly people were affected by the loss of a spouse and realized that there were a number of things they were seeking in terms of support,” she said. “They just didn’t know where to begin, or whom to trust in finding solutions. It’s such an emotional time, and their biggest fear is making mistakes.”