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Families

We know it hurts. We are here to help.

To access our support services (at no cost to families), please complete our request for support form and our coordinator will contact you within two business days to discuss support options.

* All of our support groups are meeting online *

How we can help

We offer a variety of peer-support services (at no cost to families) to parents and family members who have been affected by pregnancy or infant loss. Our support services are offered over the phone and online, and are available to residents of Ontario.

Resource library

Peer support programs

Grief is as unique as the people who experience it. PAIL Network offers support through peer-led support groups and one-to-one peer support. Learn more.

Request for Support
Peer Support Programs

 

Stories of loss

Read stories of loss

Whether you have recently experienced your loss or it happened some time ago, it can help to know that you are not alone. Read stories of loss, or share yours with our community.

Our Stories

Resource library

Resource library

Our resource library contains a number of publications and websites that can help you through the grieving process, and can help you access extended support. Learn more.

Resource Library
Booklets for Families
Supporting Grandparents
Helping Others Understand Your Grief
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Memorial events

Memorial events

We hold a number of annual memorial events to acknowledge and validate the importance of a baby’s short life, and to facilitate the mourning process. Learn more.

Commemorative Events
Events Calendar

Featured Stories

The Ongoing Journey

My husband Nigel and I were together for 7 years before we were married, so the natural step after the big plunge was to have children. We enjoyed our married life for a while but realized that we were not getting pregnant. So we went to see a specialist and they...

Here Is My Story

My husband and I were a University sweethearts. We had been together for ten years before getting married and always dreamed of having a family of our own someday. We were just waiting for the "right" time. After being married for two years and being away in Jamaica...

Everything is fine ….

My ex and I had tried for a baby with no luck so I figured I couldn't get pregnant and we decided to just let it be. I ended up falling pregnant to my surprise in January 2007 and found out in March. Everything seemed to be going good, I had horrible sickness but my...

Incompetent Cervix

Everything in life was going as planned and I guess seemed too perfect. My husband and I had gotten married and started trying for our first a couple months after. We found out we were pregnant on April 21st, 2022. My whole pregnancy was going great until the morning...

A Matter of Time

My husband and I found out we were pregnant with our son on March 1st 2012 and right from when I found out I had a feeling something was wrong with my child. I went for my 12 week ultrasound and within 2 hours my doctor called me and said something is wrong and was...

Life After Recurrent Miscarriages: My Journey Towards Renewed Strength, Acceptance, Self-Love and Inner Peace

According to, "a small number of women (1%) will have repeated miscarriages". I am one of these women. I experienced 7 consecutive early miscarriages (6-12 weeks gestation) before the birth of my only daughter in 2009. I consider the number 8 to be my lucky number –...

Trystin

On February 8, 2010 I felt the last kick of my little angel. On February 9, 2010 I saw the doctor and she was unable to find a heartbeat, it was confirmed by an ultrasound that my Trystin had no heartbeat. I was sent home and returned February 10, at that time I was...

A Metamorphosis

Devastation: I always wanted a large family, I wanted to be the Mom who spent my days at home with my kids, creating things and learning and filling our time with joy and laughter. We were well on our way to creating that life I had imagined with our incredible little...

There is Hope

I wanted to share my story with hopes it helps someone who has had to endure the pain of losing a baby. Reading other people's stories has helped me. So I hope this helps someone else. My husband and I got married June 9 2012. We wanted to get pregnant soon after. So...

A Small Difference

Our daughter, Alyssa Marie had lost oxygen a few weeks prior to her birth (we found this out after the autopsy results) she somehow regained it while in utero but there was too much damage to her brain for her to survive. She was born alive and was beautiful; she...