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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network PAIL Network provides a variety of unique support services that have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of 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. http://pailnetwork.ca/parents/

About Kids Health- Providing families with reliable information on topics influencing child health and family quality of life. Overseen by Sick Kids. http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Baby Steps- this site was created by a family whose son died. It is connected with The Hospital for Sick Children and has many resources and interactive areas for people who want to pay tribute to their loved ones, or who want to learn more about their grief. www.babysteps.com

Bereaved Families of Ontario Site- this organization helps families dealing with the death of any family member.  They provide excellent support groups for siblings and have access to wonderful resources. www.bereavedfamilies.net

Bereavement Ontario Network- A network of individuals, groups, and organizations which,through the exchange of ideas, resources, and energy, is dedicated to helping the bereaved and the dying.  The web site contains information about regional representatives, newsletters, insurance, message board, and a live discussion room. www.bereavementontarionetwork.ca

CHEO-Grief and bereavement resources

List of books and booklets.

http://www.cheo.on.ca/En/griefbereavement

Gentle Birth - a midwifery site
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/griefLoss.html

Kidshealth-KidsHealth.org is one of the largest sites on the Internet providing expert health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth.org has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own focus, tone, and design. There are hundreds of in-depth articles and features - and the site is growing every week. www.kidshealth.org

March of Dimes Resource Center- this site has a kit for parents who have experienced a baby’s death. These are available in English and Spanish, and reflect a holistic approach to grief. They are available at no charge to bereaved families. www.modimes.org

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep:
NILMDTS aims to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS educates and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. NILMDTS believes these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy. www.nowIlaymedowntosleep.org

Ontario Funeral Services AssociationSite- this site includes an area where you can ask questions, lists 300 member homes, as well as contains information for ordering brochure. www.ofsa.org

Robert’s Press- this site provides many resources for purchase for grieving people. Books for parents who have experiences miscarriages and perinatal loss. As well, they are Canadian. www.robertspress.ca

SANDS- Stillbirth, and Neonatal Death Society (Australia/England)- SANDS is working to support bereaved parents, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died. www.uk-sands.org

SIDS Foundation Site- this site is dedicated to working with people who have experienced the death of a baby to SIDS. www.sidscanada.org

Sunnybrook Hospital-Resources for grieving parents 

Booklet for parents experiencing early pregnancy loss: Silent grief
http://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=wb-nic-gresources