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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network: Community of Practice

December 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network is committed to supporting health and service professionals to provide skilled and compassionate bereavement care.  We heard you when you asked for more information and support.  Please join us to form a Community of Practice where we can all connect with one another to share our ideas, triumphs, and struggles.

The monthly Community of Practice is meant to be interactive, informative, and supportive.  We are seeking representation from across Ontario and will be monitoring registration to allow for this.  The number of participants may be limited, so please only register if you are able to commit to attending.  If you have more than one person from your organization that would like to participate, we ask that you only have 1 person register per session.

Topic: Spiritual Care of Bereaved Families; Self-Care for Professionals

Zoom details: Will be sent when registration complete

EventBrite link for sign-up: https://pailnetworkcopdecember2020.eventbrite.ca

Password for Registration: PAILCOP


Carmen Llanos Acero

Born in Madrid, Spain, Carmen worked as a TV Producer and Director before moving to Canada in the year 2000.  As part of her journey, she was ordained at Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Toronto. Applying her creativity and commitment to faith and justice, Carmen is also the founder of ICM España (MCC Spain) and has many years of experience working with community organizations.

Carmen is a gifted speaker and community builder having been invited to share her expertise and insight in conferences and panels on LGBTQ2S+ spirituality around the world.  She is a recipient of the MCC Toronto Vision Alive Award and the Homoprotestante Award for her work in social justice with ICM España.  To all of this work Carmen brings a deep understanding of multiculturalism lived out in community and grounded in justice.

Carmen obtained her Master of Divinity from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto where she is now currently studying her Master in Pastoral Studies.​

Carmen is a chaplain at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She also offers community development ministry at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church through programming leadership and spiritual care supports.

Bavly Kost

Bavly Kost holds an MA in Theology from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, an MPS from Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons) in History and Religious Studies and a Bed, both from York University in Toronto. He contributed an article in the second edition of The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections on Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity (OCP Publications, 2017), and has written for The Alexandria School Journal published by Agora University in USA. He works as a Spiritual Care Practitioner for the Scarborough Health Network in Toronto, Canada and he is a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario. He co-chairs the Perinatal Bereavement Committee at the Scarborough Health Network and works closing with the allied health professionals supporting mothers and family members who have experienced a loss in the birthing centre and emergency department.


December 16
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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