Funds for Parent Support Groups

We are running a microgrant program for hospitals and community organizations who wish to host peer support groups for NICU families.

Each year we are thrilled to learn of the important work being done for Canadian families of premature babies. Historically families have often felt a lack of support and a deep sense of loneliness and isolation during their baby’s hospitalization following their premature birth. Through collaboration with hospitals and community groups, we are helping to ensure families have a place to turn, peers to lean on, to ensure a more positive experience during an uncertain time.

We have provided hospitals and community organizations with funding to organize and facilitate peer support programs. 

Through the sharing of refreshments, craft time, conversation, and education, these groups are providing parents a safe and welcoming place to turn while in and outside the neonatal intensive care unit.

Learn more from our friends at McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario

Participants

 

Hospitals

CHU Sainte-Justine - Montreal, QB

 

Health Sciences Centre – Winnipeg, MB
 

IWK – Halifax, NS 

Kingston General Hospital - Kingston, ON

London Health Science Centre Children's Hospital - London, ON

McMaster Children’s Hospital - Hamilton, ON

Michael Garron Hospital - Toronto, ON

Regina General Hospital -  Regina, SK

St. Boniface Hospital - Winnipeg, MB

St. Michaels Hospital - Toronto, ON

Stollery Children's Hospital - Royal Alexander NICU Site - Edmonton, AB

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Hamilton, ON

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON

Victoria General Hospital - Victoria, BC

Community Groups

Parents of Preemie Association (POP) - Ottawa, ON

Preemie Parents of Waterloo-Wellington Region, ON

Calgary Playgroup - Calgary, AB

 

Apply 

Are you a hospital representative wishing to learn more about our Peer Support Grant?  Please review our application process, submit your application and we will contact you.

Microgrant Application – Peer Support Program 

Please answer the following questions to tell us about your program. 

Note: If you are starting a new group, please describe your intentions for your program for each question.

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