Our Story

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Aditi Loveridge (she/her), Founder:
“I had a client just this week that started to cry and said I’m just so moved that somebody like you started this space for complete strangers and wanted to help us find peace and healing on our own journeys. Watching you and what you are doing is making me want to be a better person.

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre is a space that individuals and families can come and receive grief support on their path to healing after pregnancy or infant loss.

It’s a comprehensive and inclusive space that families can come, gather, meet their community, and really know, see and feel that they are not alone.”

Danyelle Kaluski (she/her), Chair:
“Grief doesn’t go away. It’s a journey that you go through for your whole life. 

It’s been in the last 18 months that I have really been able to, myself, dig into my own grief journey and through that have been able to support other families while they dig into theirs.”

Aditi Loveridge (she/her), Founder:
“The journey is long and it’s lonely, so our space connects you.”

Danyelle Kaluski (she/her), Chair:
“The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre is really the crown jewel of what we have been working towards. “

Aditi Loveridge (she/her), Founder:
“Our drop-in space, when you first enter, it is known as Quinn’s corner. When we were open people were coming in, an hour before sessions, having a cup of coffee, sitting in that space, reflecting, having their alone time. That’s really what we designed that space to be. 

Then we have a beautiful group space. When we are back in person, we can offer our group support as well as yoga and all of our workshops. It’s very intentional. It’s not clinical in it’s look, and that was the approach that we wanted.

We offer a mental health program, one-on-one counselling sessions to our clients, both individuals and couples.

We also have seven peer support groups and our pregnancy loss support helpline that is a number that you can call in or text for immediate, anonymous peer support. 

When we are normally open, we offer somatic healing therapies. We offer acupuncture, reflexology, massage, yoga and more. We are offering our yoga still online, remotely. We also offer tarot card reading as well.

So just a lot of different options. That’s what we felt was lacking in the support offerings – there weren’t enough options on the path to healing. 

One of our foundational missions and visions is that the centre is a diverse and affirming space for people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. So our black, indigenous, people of color members as well as our LGBTQ+. We know that all people on their path to parenthood experience loss. It’s not just one type of person.

We believe that you deserve support no matter what you look like, who you love, or how you identify.

There is no cost to clients, at this point, for our services. That is 100% dependant on donations.”

Kristina Oriold (she/her), Tiny Footprints Founder:
“Adit’s programs are just so amazing what’s she has offered, and what’s coming out of the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. We are just so proud to be behind that.”

Jen Woods (she/her), Tiny Footprints Co-founder:
“In Calgary, to date, there has been really only one program under the Alberta Health Services umbrella which we have supported in the past. It’s a phenomenal program but sadly, it’s not enough to support the city. 

When Aditi approached us and told us her vision, and what she was doing, we were just so excited to be able to get behind her and support her so that more Calgarians could get the services and supports that they need.”

Aditi Loveridge (she/her), Founder:
“Having Tiny Footprints support this year is pivotal for us. It came at such an amazing time. During this pandemic over the last 6 months, we have seen a 3x increase in the clients and families accessing our services. So we have really gotten that confirmation of how vital and needed these supports are. 

For Tiny Footprints to come on board this year, at this specific time has meant the world to us, and we are forever grateful for their partnership.”

Danyelle Kaluski (she/her), Chair:
“I think the main goal of the centre is really connection. We are here to support you and connect with you through the journey of pregnancy and infant loss. It’s a very lonely path you travel and we are really here to connect.”

Aditi Loveridge (she/her), Founder:
“Any time I see a client move even slightly towards that hopeful, more optimistic empowered space, that to me is why we show up every day.”

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