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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 in-person, 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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dear World

On August 7th, I gave birth to my daughter Charlotte. We were thrilled that our oldest daughter would have a little sister. They could share clothes and toys and in fact they almost share a birthday. However, probably the most important thing that they share is their...

Life After the Loss of a Child …

Finding out we were pregnant with our first child was so exciting and scary all at the same time. Our story started like any other, we told our family and friends at 8 weeks, everyone was so excited! We couldn't wait to find out if it was a boy or girl! Weeks passed...

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...