Our Mission

Bringing the community together to create a safe and supportive network of resources for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

While we know the loss of a child, whether it be during pregnancy or as an infant, is one that society has a difficult time talking about, we want you to know that we are here for you!

Through the joint effort of a committee consisting of local community members the PILO NSM program was created.  A common consensus from those with lived experience was that there just wasn’t enough peer to peer support available to those who had experienced the loss of a child. Our goal is to change that.  The PILO NSM program will create a safe and supportive network for families and will help to remove the stigma that surrounds pregnancy and infant loss.

This specialized program is designed to offer practical and emotional support through Home Hospice Association’s ‘Our Babies, Our Grief’ six week progressive healing peer support program facilitated by our professionally trained volunteers.

The key message is it is important to us to let you know that you are not alone, your child is important and we are here to help you.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. To register with PILO NSM please complete the Referral Form or contact our team member Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator, at louise@hospiceorillia.ca or call 705-325-0505 Ext. 209.


About our Volunteers

The PILO NSM volunteers are screened in accordance with the standards of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

Our volunteers come with a wide range of personal and professional lived experience surrounding Pregnancy and Infant Loss.  If you feel you would be able to assist another who has experienced this type of loss we would love to hear from you.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer please contact our team member Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator, louise@hospiceorillia.ca or call 705-325-0505 Ext. 209.



Upcoming Events

    You provide Hospice Orillia permission to share your loved ones name and/or photo during the Candles Remembrance ceremony and on the Hospice Orillia website, and the Hospice Orillia Facebook page.

    Thank you!

    A special heartfelt thank you goes out to our committee members and community partners who have given so much of themselves to ensure the successful launch of this crucial program.

    “Volunteers are the heart of our community, they give of themselves like no other.  To open your heart to those who are hurting for no other reason than to help them is a true testament to the caliber of our volunteers.” ~ Amanda

    PILO NSM Committee Members

    • Allie Mason
    • Amy Muhr
    • Angie Limmer
    • Caroline Laidlaw
    • Christa Folz
    • Christine Hart
    • Colleen Ladouceur
    • Dave Holmes
    • Jaime Charlebois
    • Lisa Phillips
    • Jessica Gladwish
    • Mallory Holmes
    • Rae-Ann Wilkins
    • Shelly McMurray
    • Sue Morris
    • Tasha Robitaille

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