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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.

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

Aaron’s Story – Perinatal Hospice

This Saturday October 15, 2016 is the first time that Ontario is marking the internationally recognized Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. After having a miscarriage with our first pregnancy in 2013 and a healthy son born in 2014, my husband and I hoped that we...

Someone’s Missing

My husband and I decided we were missing someone from our family and we wanted to try for one more baby. Our third and final baby. After some difficulty conceiving our second, I expected it to take a while. After a year we got in touch with a fertility clinic and...

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...

The Unexpected

My partner and I got pregnant December 2014. When we found out we were thrilled, and had no worries at all. We live in our beautiful little home, with our two dogs and our cat, our careers are great and we knew that this would be the time where our family would grow....

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...

Here One Minute, Gone the Next

It's has been almost 4 months since I gave birth to the love of my life. I have always wanted to be a mother. It is truly my hearts desire. When I found out I was pregnant in Nov 2013 I was overjoyed. My dream was coming true. I have always been a worrier and from day...

An Unexpected Loss

Last summer, everything was going perfectly. I was newly married to an amazing man, had a job a liked, lived in a cute little apartment, and I was so excited to start a family. I had absolutely nothing to complain about. It only took two months before we were pregnant...

From 3 to 0 in 23 Weeks

On December 19th, 2009, my boyfriend John and I found out we were expecting. We were so excited. None of us has children, yet we both wanted them. The entire family was excited. My parents were finally going to be grandparents, our in-laws were going to have their...