The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has now become Baby’s Breath. Our new name effectively reflects our broadened mission to prevent sudden and unexpected infant deaths and stillbirths by:
• Advocating for and supporting research
• Disseminating information
• Providing bereavement support to families
Our new updated mandate provides a critical voice to inform, direct and shape our activities as we serve and advocate on behalf of Canadian families who have experienced the tragic loss of an infant. Baby’s Breath also endeavours to support research into health or medical conditions linked to sudden unexpected infant deaths and stillbirths. We are confident that this change of identity will assist us to mobilize support and to refocus our advocacy efforts.
Since baby boxes have become increasingly popular in Canada and we have had many inquiries on their safety, Baby's Breath has released the following statement on these style of boxes. To read the full statement please click here.
Alberta MP Submits a Private Members Motion Aimed at Helping Grieving Parents
Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie, submitted a Private Members’ Motion aimed at helping parents who have suffered the loss of an infant child, including in the case of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Real Canadian families who have lived the unthinkable
SIDS is the number 1 cause of death in babies under the age of one. Yet little research is being done in Canada to help understand why these babies die. Hear these real Canadian families who have lived the unthinkable. Help us raise awareness, share this video.
Baby's Breath is launching a new video to help raise awareness about SIDS
SIDS remains the number one cause of death for infants under one year of age in Canada. We need to join forces and speak up. We need to speak up for our babies who fell asleep and never woke up. We need to speak up so that people realize that SIDS is a medical condition that will only be understood through medical research. We need to speak up to advocate for breakthrough SIDS research to begin in Canada. Help us share this video.