Join us on June 23rd for the 3rd Annual PILSC Legacy Run/Walk!

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

Social Connections

These groups are not support groups, but a chance to connect with others who can relate to the journey of miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDS or infertility. They are for adults who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant and who would like to connect with others in a casual and social environment.

Seasonal Wreath Craft & Chat

Invoke the energy of Spring with a seasonal wreath to welcome in the return of the warmth and sunlight. The circular shape of a wreath is an important symbol of hope and represents the wheel of the year, a reminder of the season’s shift. Join us for an evening of crafting where we will be creating a wreath to symbolize the unique path we’ve walked through loss. This workshop is free to attend, all materials are included. Supplies and snacks will be provided.

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome). Pregnant people also welcome. Please no babes in arms or children in attendance.
When: May 27th, 2024
Time: 7 – 9pm MST
Where:
 PILSC Centre
Cost: FREE

Macrame Creation

Embark on a creative journey with us through the meditative process of Macrame. We’ll be crafting personalized Macrame keychains, adding names and gemstone beads to symbolize your own personal journeys. Feel free to bring a small keepsake to incorporate into your macrame creation, making it a unique reflection of your personal story. Join us for an enjoyable evening of crafting, socializing, and creating beautiful macrame keychains together. This event is free to attend, all materials included. Supplies and snacks will be provided.

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome). Pregnant people also welcome. Please no babes in arms or children in attendance.
When: June 10th, 2024
Time: 7 – 9pm MST
Where:
 PILSC Centre
Cost: FREE

Filled Hearts Craft & Chat

Join us for an enchanting evening of connection as we craft heartfelt wall hangings together. In this event, we’ll be making unique wall hangings of felt hearts, each filled with secret messages for your beloveds, your babies and your heart.

Let your imagination soar as you envision the special recipient of each heart, whether it be a partner, a child, a friend, or even yourself. This event is free to attend, all materials included. Supplies and snacks will be provided.

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome). Pregnant people also welcome. Please no babes in arms or children in attendance.
When: July 22nd, 2024
Time: 7 – 9pm MST
Where:
 PILSC Centre
Cost: FREE

Labyrinth Walk

Walking the Labyrinth can help lead you to your center. It can help you find your strength when life and loss has overwhelmed you. We walk into the Labyrinth reflecting on our journey and as we approach the stillness in the centre, we enter into a sacred place. We leave and walk out of the Labyrinth with a new awareness and perspective, as we call in hope for the future. 

Join us for a gathering at the Labyrinth where we will sit under the trees and share in a simple picnic together before entering the Labyrinth. Please feel free to bring blankets to sit on, a snack to share and warm clothing as this event will be held outdoors for the entire evening. 

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome). Pregnant people also welcome. Please no babes in arms or children in attendance.
When: August 19th, 2024
Time: 7 – 9pm MST
Where:
Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, 37 Silver Springs Dr NW, Calgary AB
Cost: FREE

Love Lives On: A Community Family Photoshoot

Once a year, the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre arranges a community photoshoot to capture some memorable moments that show the connection and healing power of our work. This is a free photoshoot and we would be honoured for you and your families to participate!

We’re inviting everyone from all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations who have experienced:

  • Pregnancy or infant loss
  • TFMR
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy after loss
  • The birth of a living child after loss

This photoshoot will support us building a campaign to showcase the needs for the centre. The photos may be used in various print and digital media to create awareness and educate audiences on our programs and services. There will be activities for families and children. Light snacks will be provided.

You will receive a complimentary digital copy of your photo(s).

Details:
Date and Time: Sunday September 22nd 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (MST)
Location: Rundle Ruins (631 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1C5)
What to bring: Please bring any momentos of your baby, pregnancy, or journey that you wish to have photographed with you. Partners, siblings, and grandparents are also welcome to attend.
What to wear: This event will run rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Otherwise, please wear what makes you most comfortable as we want to showcase your individuality!

This program has been partially funded by

FAQ

What to expect at a PILSC peer support group

A hybrid group is a peer support group that gives you the option of attending in person at the PILSC office in downtown Calgary or attending virtually on Zoom for those living outside of Calgary and for anyone who prefers to attend virtually.

Your hybrid group will have a designated facilitator for those who attend in person and the second facilitator will be supporting the group on Zoom. We have technology called Meeting Owl that allows for a seamless interaction experience between those attending in person and those who attend virtually.

(PILSC hybrid group using Meeting Owl technology with in-person and virtual attendees)

To see a video of a Hybrid group, see this video

For our 7-Week Groups, we require that all participants attend either the first or second session and as many sessions as possible to allow for a safe and consistent group environment. That being said, life happens and let us know if you are unable to attend a session by emailing info@pilsc.org.

As with all of our services at PILSC, we believe in the importance of removing barriers to accessing services. All of our groups are offered at no cost to participants. For those who have the means and ability to help support the centre and our groups programming, we graciously accept donations: https://pilsc.org/donate-to-pilsc

All of our online groups are open for anyone to attend anywhere in the world.  Some of our groups that meet in person will have a hybrid option so you can attend any group virtually, regardless of your physical location.

You will receive a confirmation email from the Jane booking system and the day before your group you will receive an email welcoming you to your group. For 7-week groups, there are forms to fill out in the Jane booking system so please fill those out as we require your mailing information to send you materials for your group.

Yes, you are welcome to attend a group more than once. Every time you attend will be different because so much is determined by the people in a group with you. We also have various monthly groups that you can try after an 7-week group to meet others who have experienced.

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Join us on June 23rd for the

3rd annual PILSC Legacy Run/Walk

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Want more information? Visit https://pilsclegacyrun.com

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.