The Canadian Infertility Awareness week is May 19-28, 2015. As Canadians, we need to be vocal about our struggles with infertility. Awareness promotes understanding, builds community, and hopefully will help shape the future of fertility funding in Canada.
When we first started trying to conceive, I found it difficult to find Canadian-specific infertility resources. Then, I discovered the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) and reached out to volunteer with them.
I recently had a call with Carolynn Dube, the new Executive Director of IAAC. I’m super excited about the upcoming changes and new initiatives they are rolling out.
To build awareness, IAAC is hosting the #1in6campaign.
IAAC is looking for Canadian’s affected by infertility to share their stories. They will feature 1 story each day in May leading up to the 2015 Canadian Infertility Awareness Week.
If you are interested, submit your write-up along with 1-2 high resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are being accepted from April 3 to April 30.
If you aren’t interested in submitting your story, help build awareness by using the hastags #1in6 and #IVFCanada on your social media channels.
Together, we are not alone.
Together, we can give a voice and a face to infertility.
Together, we can build a positive future for those facing infertility in Canada. ❤