Family Support

Sunnybrook Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network (PAIL Network) is dedicated to improving bereavement care and providing support to families who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or the death of their baby/babies. We are a provincial program that operates as a part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre‘s DAN Women and Babies program.

Our support services have been tailored to meet the specific needs of grieving families, and are available at no cost to all families in the province of Ontario. We are uniquely sensitive to the experiences surrounding pregnancy and infant loss because many of us have been there, too.

Education for Care Providers

PAIL Network is recognized as the leading Canadian source of educational resources and materials for healthcare professionals, caregivers, clergy and funeral directors on how to be a therapeutic presence with a family at the time of their loss and in the days and weeks that lie ahead.

We offer a full-day Compassionate Care Workshop for professionals who may encounter families experiencing loss. This workshop equips professionals with the information and tools they need to provide the sensitive care required by the bereaved families they care for. This workshop is co-led by two PAIL educators, including one healthcare professional and one family member with a lived experience of loss. This approach provides a balanced curriculum to ensure professionals receive the practical information they need when a loss is imminent or has occurred, as well as the guidance to support a family’s psychosocial care needs.

City Whitby
Toll Free 1-888-303-7245
Who can use this service Families who have experienced a loss and are looking for support and professionals who are caring for someone who has experience a loss.