Parents Orphelins is there for you
Parents Orphelins represents hundreds of parents across Quebec who have experienced perinatal bereavement.
It is through the experiences and stories of these parents that we have come to identify the most common questions that arise when experiencing such a tragedy. It is therefore mutual assistance that we offer you through various services, including assisting you in finding what could facilitate your progress, while respecting your needs, your values and your personality.
We offer services for parents experiencing perinatal bereavement, their loved ones and caregivers, everywhere in Quebec:
Informal, respectful and comforting exchanges over a good coffee and snacks: so many opportunities for meetings between parents experiencing perinatal bereavement in Montreal. For the dates of the next coffee-talks, consult our calendar.
Do you have a question, would you like to register for one of our activities or do you need the attentive ear of a parent who has experienced perinatal bereavement? Leave us a message, we will make sure to call you back within 24-48 hours.
Activities offered from time to time for bereaved parents and their loved ones, such as documentary screenings on perinatal bereavement, craft activities, thematic workshops and more. Check out our calendar.
The goal of the Luminous Walk is to make a positive gesture to raise awareness of perinatal bereavement and to offer bereaved parents a moment of support in the process of their bereavement. Parents come together in memory of their children, but also to mark Quebec Day for Awareness of Perinatal Mourning (October 15).
It was in October 2014 that the Association organized its very first Luminous March. The event, bringing together some forty people, orphan families and their loved ones, supporters and stakeholders, took place on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies and allowed everyone to make peace with life in the most lenient weather.
The event was greatly appreciated by the participants who expressed the desire that this tribute celebration become an annual tradition. According to Marilou Bourassa, novelist who took part in the march, “the organizers judiciously put in place strong symbols to offer participants a great opportunity to make peace with life”.
A quick and efficient way to learn more about the activities and services of the Association, to obtain information on perinatal bereavement in Quebec and to interact with other members. It is also access to certain reports, testimonies and articles on perinatal bereavement. Access all of our social media below.
We also invite you to consult our PO-Thèque where you will find a directory of books on perinatal bereavement.
Each individual is unique and has their own needs and their own rhythm of bereavement, but we offer you ways to encourage you to take acts of compassion towards parents you know who are going through perinatal bereavement.