Welcome Empty Arms!

At One Small Step, we have a wealth of charities for you to explore and get to know. We’re honoured to welcome Empty Arms to our site today, and we look forward to sharing their work with you and anyone you know.

Empty Arms has service available to anyone in the community and surrounding communities,  who is experiencing, or who has experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant. To ensure everyone receives the support they need, they provide their services free of charge. Their certified birth and bereavement companions are trained to provide emotional support that extends beyond the needs of the families at the hospital.

Their companions assist families navigating the health care system as well as provide resources to assist making informed decisions. Their services are available at any point during a loss journey, and they include the following:

  • Neonatal end-of-life services

  • Monthly in-person support groups

  • Online support groups

  • One-on-one peer mentoring

  • Lending library

  • Family member specific resources (sibling, grandparent, etc.)

  • Support from a certified birth and bereavement companion

  • Supported use of a CuddleCot ™

  • Photography (maternity, newborn, and end-of-life)

  • Memory Making options and mementos

  • Lactation information

  • Postpartum information and support

Empty Arms believe in a future in which individuals and families who experience perinatal loss receive the best comprehensive care and support during each stage of bereavement and throughout their grief process.

Support their vital work today, and learn how you can make a difference in your community.




May 27, 2022