Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

No Cost Comfort Boxes

The mental health impacts of pregnancy and infant loss are profound. Researchers have found that 29% of birthing people who experienced a pregnancy loss, had anxiety, depression and PTSD-like symptoms for an extended period of time after the loss.

The above statistics demonstrate not only the high number of losses that occur but also the long-term impacts that pregnancy and infant loss have. The topic is highly stigmatized and a deeply isolating experience. Receiving tangible items of support and comfort can make a huge difference to families navigating grief. 

What's in Every Box?

We have intentionally created comfort boxes to gift at NO COST to someone navigating the journey through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, termination for medical reasons (TFMR), abortion, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or infertility.

No Cost Comfort Box

100% of the businesses that contributed to the boxes are owned by female-identifying entrepreneurs and 95% of the items are curated by Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) owned businesses. It is our mission to amplify and support BIPOC business owners however we can.

Each comfort box contains:

  • Miscarriage Affirmation Cards by Natalie KalverKamp
  • A Light Remains Candle by Land of Daughters
  • Dream pillow by The Silver Moccasin 
  • Tea by Sarjesa Tea
  • Loss and Grief Intention Bottle by Mama J 
  • Luxury Bath or Shower Bombs by Mama J 
  • Journal by PILSC (UPDATED)
  • Mala Bracelet by Rekha Chugh
  • Pocket Hug by Love Jude 

Note: These boxes are open to anyone in Alberta who has experienced a loss within the last 6 months.

No Cost Indigenous Memorial & Ceremony Box

We are so grateful to Dow Canada for funding and partnering on a new pilot project: No Cost Indigenous Memorial & Ceremony Boxes. These boxes have been intentionally curated alongside Indigenous community partners and Fiddler Kiss Consulting. The boxes contain intentional items that allow you to participate in a culturally significant memorial or ceremony as an Indigenous family who has experienced loss. These items have been meaningfully curated and have been blessed by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Daisy Giroux. Each Memorial & Ceremony Box contains:

  • MIND: Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese
  • MIND: Journal by Loft Designs
  • BODY: 4 Prayer Ties
  • BODY: Ceremonial Tobacco by Nation Imagination The Aboriginal Gifting Co.
  • HEART: Relax Me Tea by Raven and Hummingbird Tea Co.
  • SPIRIT: Strawberry Spinach seed packet by Alcla Native Plants
  • SPIRIT: Leather Pouch
  • SPIRIT: A Light Remains Candle by Land of Daughters

Note: These boxes are open to Indigenous families in Alberta who have experienced a loss within the last 2 years.

Donate a Box for a Family

You can help make an impact on their grief journey by donating today

How your donation helps

$25 donation partial support to one family
$50 donation supports one family
$100 donation supports two families

*PILSC is a registered Canadian charity and all donations over $25 made will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Comfort Boxes In the News

We are proud to be featured in GlobalNews.ca!

Calgary volunteers create ‘bereavement boxes’ for parents dealing with pregnancy and infant loss

Pregnancy and infant loss are traumatic experiences made worse when people don’t get the support they need. And a local charity is now helping to recognize the unique challenges faced by members of the BIPOC community who are suffering the same losses.

When Aditi Loveridge was expecting for the first time 10 years ago, she never thought pregnancy loss would happen to her. She said…

Read more at GlobalNews.ca

Thank you to our Past Sponsors!

Our comfort boxes would not be possible without the help of Field Law, Mayfair Diagnostics and Knights of Columbus.

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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.