About PILSC

MISSION

The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre is a registered charity based in Calgary, Alberta, serving the loss community worldwide. 

Our mission is to support and connect individuals of all identities, backgrounds or circumstances, who have experienced the trauma around miscarriage, stillbirth, Termination For Medical Reasons (TFMR), neonatal loss, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or infertility. 

We acknowledge that the journey through loss towards healing is as complex as it is individual. As such, we offer many no-cost pathways to healing including a help line, peer support, mental health sessions, and somatic therapies. 

VISION

Our centre is a place for individuals and families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss or infertility to connect and build community. Our vision is to provide a broad continuum of care and compassionate support that all parents, including diverse and marginalized populations, can access no matter what stage of the parenting journey they are in (acute grief, trying to conceive, pregnant after loss, or parenting after loss, etc.).

VALUES

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre holds the following values close to our hearts:

  1. Community – We were founded by bereaved parents who address the programming gaps that still remain for the community.
  2. Grief as a lifelong journey – We provide support that addresses the lifelong impacts of loss and at every stage of the parenting journey (initial grief, trying to conceive, pregnant again, and parenting after loss)
  3. Accessibility – We offer in-person and remote support, making support accessible from anywhere.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion – We hold an affirming space for all people regardless of faith, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, socio-economic status, sexual orientations and gender identities. We hold affirming space for diverse types of loss including termination for medical reasons (TFMR), infertility, loss through surrogacy and missed adoption.

Our Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please connect directly with our Program Assistant, Shelagh via email at shelagh@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing Shelagh. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.

Shelagh

Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.