For nearly 40 years, Baby's Breath (previously The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths) has been Canada's only national foundation focused on SIDS, and more recently also dedicated to reducing all sudden and unexpected infant deaths including stillbirths.
Since our inception in 1973, we have pursued our mission through research, advocacy and a peer-to-peer bereavement support network to assist families who have faced the tragic loss of an infant.
The death of an infant is a devastating event not only for the parents, but for the entire family. Siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are all affected by the sudden death of a baby. Baby's Breath believes no one should endure the grief of such loss alone. We feel an ethical responsibility to each other to support those going through this difficult time.
Many of our volunteers consider their work to be an opportunity to honour their lost children, while contributing to efforts to end SIDS, stillbirths and other unexpected infant deaths.