Together Through Loss

An Ambassador Program for Rural Communities

Become part of a movement to make a difference in your local rural community

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.

Ambassadors will receive:

  • Full training (offered twice annually)
  • Opportunities to help develop skills and experience in communications
  • Community building
  • Leadership development

Participants will have the opportunity to make new connections while building a local network and developing a sense of belonging.

Live in a Rural Area?

Ambassador Program Details


  • Total commitment time of 6 months (with option to continue)
  • Attend one 3 hour training session and complete online training modules. Please note: the 3 hour training sessions are offered twice a year in January and in August
  • 2 hours each month to host a social connections group in your local community at a venue of your choice
  • Attend two check in meetings every 6 months with fellow Ambassadors and PILSC Leadership team

Program Timeline

Ambassador onboarding + training to be completed which includes:

  1. Self Directed Online Volunteer Training
  2. Online Group Facilitation Training
  3. Online Rural Ambassador Training

February – June
Ambassador Rural Groups begin and run monthly

Recognition Ceremony | No Ambassador Rural Groups held

Ambassador onboarding + training for new applicants

September – December
Ambassador Rural Groups begin and run monthly

Your Skills

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
  • Great communication skills and active listening
  • Awareness of your own experience with loss and activations
  • Honoring the integrity and confidentiality of holding community space


During your time as an ambassador, you may wish to participate in fundraising activities for your local community to acquire snacks and beverages or an event space. You will gain access to a library of resources to use when promoting your events. These resources include social media and email post templates, sponsored item request letters, official promotional graphics and images as well as a PILSC letter to use to approach local businesses in your area


If you’ve decided becoming a PILSC Ambassador is right for you, complete the application form by clicking the button below so that we can get to know you a little better. Once completed, we will review your application and contact you within 3 business days.

If you have any questions about our program or the application process, please contact

Our Core Values

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


We were founded by bereaved parents who address the programming gaps that still remain for the community.

Grief as a lifelong journey

We provide support that addresses the lifelong impacts of loss and at every stage of the reproductive journey (initial grief, trying to conceive, pregnant again, and parenting after loss)


Accessibility is critical in accessing care. As such we offer our programming at no cost. As well, we offer in-person and remote support, making support accessible from anywhere.

Diversity and Inclusion

We hold an affirming space for people of all faiths, 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), abortion, infertility, loss through surrogacy and missed adoption.

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please connect directly with our Program Assistant, Shelagh via email at

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 (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.