Infertility support groups in Canada

If you're looking for infertility information and support, you'll find attentive ears and caring hearts at support groups across the country.


British Columbia Endometriosis Society,, Adriana Dawes, President. —URL not available, Nov. 28, 2008

New Reproductive Alternatives Society, 250-754-3900, Founding member, Shirley Pratten. Support group for families created through donor conception. —Oct. 9, 2002

Fort Langley Infertility Support, Angie, 604-856-0769, —Nov. 28, 2008

Fraser Valley Infertility Support, Surrey/White Rock, Langley and the Fraser Valley. Co-leaders: Misty; Glenna. Meeting at Ocean Park Library, third Thursday of the month, 7-8 pm. —July 25, 2013

Nanaimo Infertility Support, Sonia, 250-756-7747, —Nov. 28, 2008

Vancouver Infertility Support Group, 750 W. Broadway Ave., #1418, Vancouver V5Z 1J1. Holly Yager and Emily Koert. Meeting the second Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm. Email: —July 25, 2013

The "Family Passages" support group for fertility closed in 2011. It was run by yoga therapist Sue Dumais. —July 25, 2013

The "Vancouver Infertility Peer Support Group" (VIPS) run by Jennifer Hillman is closed. It was founded in 1982. —July 25, 2013

VancouverNo Kidding!, Box 2802, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 3X2, 1-604-538-7736,, "Social club for childfree and childless couples and singles." Some members have chosen not to have children, some weren't able to have children. 36 chapters in 5 countries. —Nov. 28, 2008

Victoria Infertility Support, Brenda, 250-920-5854, —Nov. 29, 2008


Calgary — IAAC Calgary, Michelle, 403-266-2867, Meets the second Wednesday of the month. Informal meetings to meet others who share the experience of infertility. Calgary chapter of IAAC. —May 15, 2013

EdmontonInfertility Connection of Edmonton, Irene Ryll, 780-481-6618,, Support for people experiencing infertility. Meets monthly, except July/August, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Women's Centre, Room 1823-2. Est. 1997. —Nov. 30, 2008

Fort McMurray Infertility Support, Jodi, 780-880-6975, —Nov. 30, 2008

Grande Prairie Infertility Support, Mikle Carter, 780-882-7296, —Nov. 30, 2008


Regina Infertility Support. Anna, 306-522-9445, Meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900, 13th avenue. —Nov. 30, 2008

Saskatchewan IAAC Support Group. Bonnie Malenfant (Prince Albert, 306-763-1697, runs the MSN Group:, with support from other Saskatchewan residents on the path to parenthood; group is moving, Feb. 2009. Saskatchewan chapter of IAAC. —Nov. 30, 2008


Winnipeg Infertility Support Group. Bev Friesen, 204-489-6202, Information/support line: 204-488-2673. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, Winnipeg Infertility Resource Centre, 215 - 161 Stafford St. 204-488-2673. Manitoba chapter of IAAC. —Nov. 30, 2008


Aurora Infertility Support, Christine, 905-473-6382, —Dec. 1, 2008

Barrie Infertility Support Group, Jennifer McDermott, M.A. Clinical Therapist, 705-728-7636, Meeting 7-9 pm the last Wednesday of the month; some exceptions: see web site. All welcome in a safe and caring environment to discuss coping with the stress of infertility. —Mar. 9, 2011

Barrie/Orillia Infertility Support, Jennifer, 705-326-3974 or 705-321-3974, Micheline 705-689-1845. —Dec. 1, 2008

Burlington Infertility Support, Becky, 905-319-5947; Rebecca Hodson, Meeting the last Thursday of the month. —Jan. 25, 2012

Durham IN Fertility Support Services. Meeting 7:30-9 pm at Second Cup in Whitby (Taunton and Garden) on Feb. 6, 20; March 5, 12; April 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 18, 2012. Support groups and counselling services. Jodi Aslin, 289-387-1246. —Jan. 30, 2012

GuelphInfertility Guelph, Patty, Meeting the third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm, at Unitarian Congregation, 122 Harris St. Share stories and make new friends. Men and women welcome. Facebook page.

Halton Infertility and Pregnancy Support Services groups, Rebecca Hodson. Meeting every two weeks with optional Infertility/Fertility Yoga session. For primary and secondary infertility; miscarriage; ending treatment and moving to child-free living. Workshops, support groups, yoga. —Jan. 25, 2012

Hamilton and Surrounding Area Infertility Support, Nicole, 905-628-2367, Meeting the third Monday of the month at Everwood Wellness Centre, 801 Collinson Rd., Dundas L9H 5E2. —Dec. 1, 2008

Hamilton Infertility Support, Gabrielle Klimstra, 905-521-5080 (76602), Gabrielle Klimstra. Meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the West End Clinic, 690 Main St. W. —Dec. 1, 2008

Kitchener/Waterloo Infertility Support, Melanie, 519-880-0209, —Dec. 1, 2008

London — Conceiving Wellness Support Group, Lois Ostolosky, Conceiving Wellness, 519-200-9592. Meeting the second Sunday of the month. Share your experiences with infertility. For London and Southwestern Ontario. —Jan. 25, 2012

LondonEndometriosis and Infertility Support Network London, J.E. Larsh, 359 Speight Blvd., London N5V 3J8, 519-453-0601. Meeting every third Tuesday of the month from September to June. Telephone support for women of all ages with endometriosis. Lending library. —Jan 30, 2013: tel. no. not in service

LondonInfertility London, Charmaine, 519-657-7743, For London and surrounding areas. For date and time, see Meeting Dates —May 27, 2013

London and Surrounding Area Infertility Support Group, Meeting the second Monday of the month, TRY Recycling Offices, 11110 Delaware Rd., Delaware ON. Casual, supportive group: just understanding friends going through the same struggles. Share over a coffee with caring and considerate others. Rides available. Starts Feb. 11, 2012. Information: 226-268-2777. —Jan. 30, 2013

Mississauga Infertility Support, Virginia, 905-625-6328, —Dec. 1, 2008

Ottawa Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC), #342, 2100 Marlowe Ave., Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, 514-484-2891, 1-800-263-2929,, National body representing Canadians with infertility. Newsletter, library, information packages. Chapters across the country. Founded 1989. —Dec. 1, 2008

Ottawa Infertility Support. Trudy, 613-371-3535, Kim, 613-868-1339, —Dec. 1, 2008

Sudbury Infertility Support, Barbara, 705-693-1212, —Dec. 1, 2008

Timmins Infertility Support, Sylvie, 705-268-6806 —Dec. 1, 2008

Toronto — The Endometriosis Network of Toronto (TENT), Box 46026, College Park P.O., 444 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont. M5B 2L8, 416-591-3963. Jan Silverman, 416-351-3721, Meeting the second Thursday of the month at the Women's Health Centre, 790 Bay St. (at College), 8th floor. Share your experiences and your life of living with endometriosis. Non-profit volunteer organization offers support and information on endometriosis. Newsletter InTENT. —Dec. 1, 2008

Toronto Infertility Network, Diane Allen, 160 Pickering St., Toronto, Ont. M4E 3J7, 416-691-3611, fax 690-8015,, Support group meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at Healing on the Danforth, 1397 Danforth Ave., Toronto, facilitated by Jane Graham, RN, MEd, a nurse therapist working with people challenged by fertility. Diane Allen also runs the announcement-only email list Infertility Network. —Dec. 1, 2008

Toronto Infertility Support. Jan Silverman, 416-351-3721, Dalit, 416-783-6887, Meeting the third Thursday of the month at the 8th Floor, Regional Women's Health Centre, 790 Bay Street (at College). Downtown drop-in support group for women and couples with difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. —Dec. 1, 2008

Toronto — Parenting After Infertility. Jan Silverman, 416-351-3721, Meeting the third Wednesday of the month, 8th floor, Women's Health Centre, 790 Bay St. (at College). Drop-in support group for women who are mothers after infertility, through birth or adoption. —Dec. 1, 2008


Beauce Infertility Support, Stephanie, 418-387-8998, —Dec. 1, 2008

Gatineau Souhait-enfant, 92 boul. St-Raymond, bureau 304, Gatineau, 819-771-2277, 1-800-363-0718, Céline, Francophone group, meeting on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Gatineau chapter of IAAC. —Dec. 1, 2008

Montreal Endometriosis Support Group,, Meeting the first Thursday of the month. Mutual support and information-sharing for Montreal women diagnosed with endometriosis. Est. 2004. —Dec. 1, 2008

Montreal-Verdun Infertility Support, Sarah, 514-732-0012, Meeting the third Tuesday of the month at Elgar Community Centre, 260 Rue Elgar, Nun's Island. —Dec. 1, 2008

Victoriaville Infertility Support, Mélanie, 819-752-2683, —Dec. 1, 2008


Fredericton Infertility Support, Pamela Burton, 506-451-6846, Meeting the third Saturday of the month (except June/July/Aug) at Rm. 212, MacLaggan Hall, 33 Dineen Dr., Univ. of New Brunswick. —Dec. 1, 2008


Lunenburg County Infertility Support, Tammy, 902-644-3690, —Dec. 1, 2008


Infertility Support Group, Kelly, 902-887-3234, —Dec. 1, 2008