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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

No Closure

From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child, something in me knew that something was wrong. Call it instinct or mother's intuition but for some reason I didn't let myself get too excited. I really had no reason to feel this way as I was fortunate...

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 –...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

My Loss

I am your typical 30 year old wife of a Canadian soldier and mother to two pretty fun loving kids. We weren't planning on having another baby, but we were in for such a surprise! I woke up one morning feeling funny. I just knew something was going on with me. Sure...

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...

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...