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Commemorative events

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network holds a number of commemorative events to acknowledge and validate the importance of a baby’s short life, and to facilitate the mourning process. Below are a few of the memorial events held throughout the year.

View our events calendar, or learn more about our commemorative events below.

PAIL Network family picnic

PAIL Network families bring their blankets, coolers, family and friends for a fun-filled day of socializing and remembering. This is a family friendly event held just outside of Toronto on the first Sunday in June.

Walk to remember
Bereaved families join in a walk through the Children’s Garden located at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, and in communities across Ontario. The walk is followed by a brief memorial service.
October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day candle-lighting ceremonies
October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Across the world, this day is marked with the International Wave of Light, where candles are lit at 7 p.m. to honour the short lives of babies lost in every country.  Small gatherings are held in communities across the province to remember and honour those lives lost, together.

Are you hosting a gathering for October 15? View our toolkit.