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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

Vera

Today I’m sharing a deeply personal story of grief – the kind that is usually unfortunately swept under the rug. The grief of pregnancy loss. #pregnancylossawarenessday #PAILNetwork #pregnancyloss #Grief #miscarriage #latemiscarriage #missedmisscarriage "People grieve...

No Memories

We became pregnant in April 2012, my first pregnancy - and I had read everything under the sun. I booked my Doula the minute the test was positive. We were so, so giddy. It wasn't an easy pregnancy. The nausea was never ending, but our baby was progressing well. I...

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...

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 life after loss

I found out I was pregnant with Callie on Christmas day 2009. I was very sick throughout my pregnancy with her. I could barely hold down any food for the first 4 months. I also had a scare when I was 7 weeks pregnant. Everything turned out fine and my little girl...

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...

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...

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...

Surprises ~ Good and Bad

This was our second pregnancy and a bit of a surprise as we had not really been devoted to "trying" for another baby. We had a hard time conceiving with our first and a handful of complications with our first pregnancy (healthy 2 year old girl now!) We had an...

Christmas Twins

My husband and I got married in 2006 and were blessed with a daughter the following year. I say blessed because I was told that I wouldn't be able to hold a pregnancy do to my PCOS and surgeries done prior. After my daughter was born we got pregnant 6 years later. We...