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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

Together Through Loss: Rural Ambassador Program

Our Together Through Loss rural group ambassador program is ideal for individuals in rural communities who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of those navigating the journey of grief and loss. Our unique social connections groups create a space free of judgment where support is the priority. If you are located in any of these areas, we invite you to join our local, support groups below!

Morrin, AB

This location is led by:

Moneka Robinson
(She/her)

Moneka holds a Masters of Counselling psychology degree from Yorkville University and is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Additionally, Moneka intends to become Registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Moneka has been a teacher for 15 years and has primarily worked with students with complex needs and youth at risk. Moneka currently teaches junior high and high school social studies and is the Inclusive Education coordinator for her rural school just east of Calgary.

When: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: TBA

Sarnia, ON

This location is led by:

Lo-Anne Chan
(She/her/elle)

Lo-Anne is a fierce community advocate. She sits on the board of various social service agencies to deliver a cultural perspective to policy discussions and awareness campaigns. 

Lo-Anne is a mother to four children on earth and one in Heaven. Her journey began in the second half of pregnancy when her daughter was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Having to travel upwards of three hours to access specialized medical teams, Lo-Anne understands the roller coaster of anticipatory grief, navigating the clinical approach of the medical system and parenting through loss.

When: COMING SOON
Time: COMING SOON
Where: COMING SOON

Don't See your Town or City Above?

We have big plans for our Ambassador Program! Let us know by sending an email to Jennifer@pilsc.org

Want to become a Rural Ambassador?

The Together Through Loss: Rural Ambassador Program is ideal for individuals in rural communities who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those navigating infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, Termination for Medical Reasons (TFMR), and neonatal loss. Our Together Through Loss Ambassadors play an important role in offering peer connection to those experiencing loss in rural areas. In this volunteer role, you will be helping to implement, coordinate and lead a monthly informal social connections group in your local community.

FAQ

Our Rural Ambassador groups differ from our support groups in that they are informal peer gatherings focused on bringing the community together through their individual experiences of loss. The foundation of these groups is connection and a sense of belonging. Rural Ambassador groups are unique and offer a space to build relationships within your local area.

In order for our Ambassadors to plan effectively we do ask that you register to attend a group in your local area. You can register up to 24 hours before your group starts and attend as many groups as you would like. You will receive a confirmation email upon booking and a welcome email with location details.

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

Yes, at PILSC we believe grief is a life-long journey and our community addresses the life-long impacts of loss and at every stage of the parenting journey (initial grief, trying to conceive, pregnant again and parenting after loss).

Rural Ambassador groups are in-person and held at various locations. To find out if there is a group near you, please visit https://pilsc.org/get-help/join-a-rural-ambassador-group/ for more information. If we currently do not offer a group yet in your local community, we offer a variety of online support groups. All of our online groups are open for anyone to attend anywhere in the world. Please visit https://pilsc.org/get-help/groups-navigator/ for more information.

We are always taking new applications and encourage you to check out our Rural Group Ambassador Program. Please visit https://pilsc.org/give-support/become-a-local-ambassador/ for more information.

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.