Support for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Bereavement and Grief Support
- General Bereavement Support
- Support for Children and Adolescents
- Support for Homicide or Violent Death
- Support for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
- Suicide Prevention and Support
- Books on Bereavement
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support (nationalshare.org)
With a mission to serve those whose lives are touched by the death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life, this website features helpful videos, books and other resources, including a section devoted to grieving dads and other family members.
Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID) (www.sidscanada.org)
CFSID is dedicated to providing emotional support for those affected by SIDS, and to promote and support innovative SIDS research. This website offers education and resources related to SIDS, and the opportunity to post a memorial.
First Candle (www.sidsalliance.org)
First Candle is a U.S.-based non-profit uniting parents, caregivers and researchers with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.
Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) (www.bereavedfamilies.net)
Compassionate, nondenominational help for families and individuals dealing with death. Through the many affiliates in Ontario, BFO offers support after the loss of an infant, child, parent, sibling, grandchild or spouse.
The BFO’s affiliates in the GTA are:
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network (PAIL) (pailnetwork.ca)
Open to all parents and their caregivers, PAIL provides a variety of free support services tailored to grieving families. The organization has developed and implemented education training seminars for health-care professionals, caregivers, clergy and funeral directors on how to best support families.