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Welcome to the SIDS Calgary Society web site. The purpose of this web site is to offer information and support to the parents, families, friends, and health care professionals of a baby whose death was classified as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Support services are provided free of charge.


Upcoming Events 


October is SIDS Awareness Month

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We will provide updates from our 1 day confernce in the coming weeks.
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The Bereaved Parent Network of Calgary invites You to the:
Title: Managing the Holiday Seasons Workshop (PDF)
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Location Hospice Calgary, Counseling and Education Centre, 1245-70 Ave SE
Description One of the many challenges facing bereaved parents and their families is coping with holiday seasons and special days. Seasons of Celebration can be an additional time of difficulty for parents who have had a child die through pregnancy loss, illness, or a sudden event. In recognizing the need for support, the Bereaved Parents Network offers this annual workshop.

The program will include a presentation by Liz Hides. Liz is a registered social worker and a grief specialist. She is co-owner of Healthy Directions, a center for grief, loss and life transition support in Calgary.

A panel of a bereaved parent, grandparent, sibling and friend will also share their experiences and present ideas for creating ways to honor the children and manage grief experiences during holiday seasons.

There will be a Creative Arts Session for bereaved siblings (age 5 and up) while parents participate in the workshop.
Registration/Contact: Registration is required for the Workshop and Creative Arts Sessions.

Please contact Megan Miller to register at 403-955-5474 or


2013 Remembering Services for Bereaved Parents (PDF)


Journey Through Loss of a Young Child Memory Tree

Date: Sunday December 1 at 1:00pm
Location: 4th  Floor -Alberta Childrenís Hospital, Conference Rooms 2, 3
Description: Journey through loss of a young child is a group for bereaved mothers who have experienced the loss of a young child. Informal meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month for both new and returning members. This group will be hosting the annual Memory Tree Event at Alberta Childrenís Hospital for bereaved parents who would like to decorate a tree at Alberta Childrenís Hospital in memory of their children who have passed away

Please bring a tree ornament to place on the tree. Refreshments will be served and then the tree will be moved to the main child space on the 2nd floor. Children and other family members are welcome to attend. The tree will be on display at the hospital until the New Year.  

If you are unable to come to the event you are welcome to hang an ornament on the tree at anytime during the month of December
Contact Info:

For further information e-mail Debbie at or Barb at



Caring Beyond - Candlelight Service

Date: Friday December 6 at 7:00 pm

Caring Beyond is a peer support group for parents who have suffered the death of a baby or babies due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death or termination due to poor prenatal diagnosis. 

This is a special ceremony to remember our precious babies whom we have loved and lost.  Families (including children) are invited to bring an ornament to decorate a Christmas tree in memory of their baby (babies). Ornament(s) may be retrieved at the end of the service, or donated to Caring Beyond.  Families are welcome to bring extended family members, children and friends to this event.

Contact Info: For more information please check our website at or call and leave a message on our answering machine (403-294-1131) to have a parent volunteer answer your questions



The Compassionate Friends Candlelight Ceremony

Date: Sunday December 8th at 6:45pm

Compassionate Friends is a self-help group for bereaved parents who meet monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Please bring a photograph of your child in a standup frame for display at the ceremony.  Also, if you have a digital photo (jpeg), please email a copy to prior to December 6th if you would like to have your child included in the PowerPoint presentation.

If you like, please bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to the Calgary Womenís Emergency Shelter after the event.

If you canít make it to the ceremony, please consider lighting a candle at 7:00 p.m. on December 8th and letting it burn for an hour. 

You will be joining the TCF International Candle Light Ceremony which unites bereaved parents around the globe.  As candles are extinguished in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a continuous glow of light around the world.
Contact Info:

For more information email


SIDS Calgary Society's Mission Statement

Our society is dedicated to:

  • providing comprehensive support to SIDS families
  • representing the interests of SIDS parents
  • educating health care professionals and the public
  • raising funds for this work and SIDS research


Contact Us

24 Hr Hotline

403-265 SIDS (265-7437)

Our Mailing Address

SIDS Calgary Society
P.O. Box 50087
Marlborough Postal Outlet
Calgary, AB

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We would like to acknowledge and thank Robin Albright for providing his artistic talent and time while creating our new logo in 2002. Robin's company is Two Birds, One Stone Design & Finished Art Inc.



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We would like to acknowledge and thank Robin Albright for providing his artistic talent and time while creating our new logo in 2002. Robin's company is Two Birds, One Stone Design & Finished Art Inc.



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