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Aditi Loveridge, Finalist for the 2023 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

I am so proud to announce that I have been named a Social Change award Finalist for the 2023 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

From a pool of a record-breaking 11,000 nominees, 20 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent 7 Award Categories.

The Social Change Award recognizes an exceptional leader of a registered charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit that is dedicated to their unique brand of social change.

I am incredibly honoured to be one of 3 Regional Finalists being recognized in this category (I couldn’t have made it this far without the incredible PILSC team, particularly my soul sister Danyelle Kaluski)

The winners will be announced and celebrated in person in Toronto at the 31st Annual Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Follow the latest news on this award vist womenofinfluence.ca

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

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Featured as a guest on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen.

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Aditi speaks with Yahoo CAnada on grief supports for Canadians

Featured on Yahoo!Style, Aditi speaks on opening PILSC after spending many years as a pregnancy loss coach and noticing a gap in the supports offered to patients.

Link: https://ca.style.yahoo.com/pregnancy-loss-canada-britney-spears-190054499.html?guccounter=1

PILSC speaks as a key stakeholder to the Standing Committee on Private Bill 220

On November 1, 2021 we were asked to speak as a key stakeholder to the Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills to discuss Bill 220, Employment Standards (Expanded Bereavement Leave) Amendment Act, 2021. 

We were deeply honoured to be asked to present. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our community.

To read the transcript, view our blog post here.

Aditi Speaks to CTV about the 2023 Run / Walk Fundraiser

The PILSC Legacy Run/Walk is being held on Sunday June 25, 2023 at Nose Creek Park in Airdrie, Alberta (or virtually for those who cannot attend in person). The 2km/5km run/walk (you choose the distance) raises funds and brings awareness to the impacts of infertility, miscarriage, termination for medical reasons (TFMR), stillbirth, neonatal loss and sudden infant loss syndrome (SIDS).

Held annually, this family-inclusive event raises vital funds to provide no-cost support and community services through the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre (PILSC). The journey through loss is complex and PILSC believes no one should have to walk through it alone.

Join us this year and together, we can bring to light the often-silenced topic of infertility, pregnancy and infant loss.

Visit our Fundraiser here.

Aditi Speaks to CTV about Infertility Awareness Week

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Fertility Matters Canada is promoting awareness, support, and conversation about fertility, pregnancy, infant loss, and family building for National Infertility Awareness Week. Aditi Loveridge, founder and CEO of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre, discusses how her organization raises awareness of the toll that infertility takes on couples and offers support for those who suffer. 

She shares her personal story of losing two pregnancies before giving birth to a living child, and how this experience inspired her to create the center. A fundraiser in June is mentioned to support the organization in providing cost-free support to families struggling with infertility. Aditi emphasizes the financial burden of fertility journeys and the importance of accessible support.

Learn more here: (watch at 32 min mark)

On Global News talking about a new Calgary Bylaw

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On April 27th, 2023, Aditi was asked by Global TV to speak about a new Calgary bylaw. The proposed bylaw in Calgary would require graphic images of fetuses to be concealed in an opaque envelope bearing a content warning and the sender’s details. The bylaw was proposed following complaints from residents about unsolicited images causing trauma for some. While some support the bylaw, others have raised concerns about free speech and advocacy, with the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform pushing back. The bylaw is expected to go to a final vote in Calgary city council.

Read more here

The Calgary Guardian

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On April 4th, 2023, PILSC was featured in the Calgary Guardian in an article titled “Charitable Choices: Aditi Loveridge, Founder and CEO of PILSC” by Demian Vernieri 

Visit the article on Calgary Guardian

(link not working? View a copy of the article here)

The Breakdown with Nate Pike

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While many have been paying close attention to the Bills that the UCP are passing, it’s equally important to pay attention to the ones they have failed to pass.

Bill 220 is a bill that would legislate that parents who experience the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth have the right to take three unpaid days from work, and it’s in danger of falling through the cracks.

To learn more, we sat down with Founder and CEO of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre, for a very challenging but very, very important conversation. 

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LGBTQ2 people will face disproportionate impacts if Roe v. Wade is overturned: experts

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Featured in Global News Canada, Aditi speak about Roe vs Wade and LGBTQ2S+ rights.

Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/8814001/lgbtq2s-people-disproportionate-impacts-roe-v-wade-overturned-experts

If the above link doesn’t work, you can read a backup copy on our website here

Changes urged for new bill granting unpaid leave for pregnancy loss

Featured in CBC, Aditi requests changes to a new bill that allows grieving parents three unpaid days away from work. .

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/changes-urged-for-new-bill-granting-unpaid-leave-for-pregnancy-loss-1.6436571

If the above link doesn’t work, you can read a backup copy on our website here.

October shines light on pregnancy and infant loss awareness

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Featured in Global News Canada, Aditi speak about pregnancy and infant loss.

Link: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/october-shines-light-on-pregnancy-and-infant-loss-awareness-1.5633203

If the above link doesn’t work, you can read a backup copy on our website here.

How women are helping other women heal from infant and pregnancy loss

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Featured in Global News Canada, Danyelle and Aditi speak about PILSC and how it started.

Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7833549/women-helping-women-infant-pregnancy-loss/

If the above link doesn’t work, you can read a backup copy on our website here

Calgary MP pushing for extended bereavement leave for parents

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Featured in CTV News Calgary, Aditi shares some unknown truths about loss and it’s prevalence.

Link to original story: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/calgary-mp-pushing-for-extended-bereavement-leave-for-parents-1.5475007

If the above link doesn’t work, you can read a backup copy on our website here

The Morning News with Sue Deyell & Andrew Schultz

Sue Deyell and Andrew Schultz brought Aditi back on The Morning News! 

Link: https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-news-chqr/pregnancy-infant-loss-support-centre#description

Interview on CTV News Calgary

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Joelle Tomlinson on CTV News interviewed Aditi Loveridge about PILSC.org

Link: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1804382

The Morning News with Sue Deyell & Andrew Schultz

Sue Deyell on The Morning News interviewed Aditi Loveridge about PILSC.org

Link: https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-news-chqr/pregnancy-infant-loss-support-centre#description

Huffington Post - LGBTQ Pregnancy Loss And Miscarriage
Often Means Grieving In The Gaps

While many Canadians spend October preparing Halloween costumes and cooking Thanksgiving dinners, for midwife Sarah Cressman of Guelph, Ont. it’s also the month when she said hello and goodbye to her son, Luca.

Cressman’s water broke less than five months into her first pregnancy. With her health at risk, she laboured for 12 hours but there was no chance Luca would survive. 

Continue reading at https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/lgbtq-miscarriage-support_ca_5da5cadde4b0058374e94b01

(If you have issues with the link above, read the backup copy here)

Featured on Alberta Association of Midwives

In episode five, Lolly de Jonge tackles a difficult subject with two gracious guests, Tamara Lacelle and Aditi Loveridge. 

They discuss pregnancy and infant loss and the role of a midwife during those experiences. 

To listen, visit the Alberta Association website at https://www.alberta-midwives.ca/podcast/episode-05-pregnancy-and-infant-loss

 

Interview on Ends With Me by Madison Ariel

In this episode, we explore grief, change, and our relationship with death. Aditi is such a gift to not only the Calgary community but the rest of the world as well. She has given countless families and people access to resources previously not available to them. Her message is powerful and I am so excited to share her words of wisdom with you.

Aditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, mindfulness meditation teacher, writer, pregnancy loss advocate, owner of pregnancylosshealing.com and Founder of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. Aditi has personally navigated the complex journey after pregnancy and infant loss. Through both her personal and professional journey she found that there were more supports needed to holistically serve the loss community in Calgary. To fill this gap, Aditi founded the Centre. Aditi is honoured to help people connect to more healing options—so they can heal in their own way, on their own terms. 

Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7EAcpUnKtBGJ3np5gFcfok?si=trHOHsYMQVCDlPokNFItOw

Sisters in Loss Digital Summit

A guest speaker on the Sisters in Loss Digital Summit with Erica

2020 Women of Inspiration Nominee

Aditi is an inspiring woman who has taken her own tragedies and tough emotional journeys and turned them into supporting others to go through their own journeys. She has a quiet strength and drive that she used along with her passion for helping people to seize her moment last year and created an amazing support center for those that have suffered from pregnancy or infant loss. She has enabled an amazing safe place and a team of people to allow families to have the opportunity to grieve and continue their lives with the correct support. She has used her vulnerability to help and inspire others. She is a true Woman of Inspiration.

View the nomination at https://universalwomensnetwork.com/women-inspiration/nominees-finalists/

To Birth & Beyond - Podcast Episode 53

On today’s episode, we talk with Aditi Loveridge, Certified Coach and Healing Practitioner, all about pregnancy and infant loss. Aditi shares her story of loss, how to support those going through the grief process, and what kind of support you can seek as a grieving parent.

Listen to this episode at https://tobirthandbeyond.com/pregnancy-and-infant-loss-aditi-loveridge/

If you have issues with this link, listen to the backup copy here.

Are you Grieving? Do you need Someone to Talk To?

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre is a nonprofit registered charity in Calgary, our mission is to provide bereavement support to those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss through comprehensive and inclusive support offerings throughout each phase of the journey. We host seven specialized peer-based support groups at no costs associated with in Calgary, as well as a national pregnancy loss support hotline 1-888-910-1551.

Our hotline is a Canadian based resource that is also accessed from the USA. We provide virtual peer support for anyone who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. 

Continue reading at https://crackmacs.ca/guest-blog-posts/national-pregnancy-loss-hotline/

(If you have issues with the link above, read the backup copy here)

Grief Dreams - Podcast Episode 103

Aditi Loveridge is a Certified Life Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and owner of Pregnancy Loss Healing and Founder of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. Aditi supports people in their journey parents who have recently experienced loss, are trying to conceive after loss of any kind (pregnancy/infant loss, failed IVF, missed adoption), pregnant again after loss, and those still struggling after the birth of their baby. Aditi helps parents who have experienced loss to reconnect with trust so that they can step beyond anxiety and fear.

In this episode we talk about her grief journey following 2 miscarriages, starting her business, issues people can face after pregnancy loss, tips for helping others through pregnancy loss, and a grief dream of her child.

Listen to this episode at https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-grief-dreams-podcast-28269725/episode/episode-103-aditi-loveridge–30483234/

If you have issues with this link, listen to the backup copy here.

For social, radio, podcast, or television media appearances, please send an email with your information to social@pilsc.org. 

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50/50 Raffle

As part of our June 25th Run/Walk Sunday June 25, 2023 we are holding a 50/50 Raffle! Participating in this Raffle is open to everyone in Alberta. 

This is the perfect way to participate if you can’t attend the run/walk in person.

Want to join our Run/Walk? Visit this page

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please contact us at info@pilsc.org

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