Fertility Friends Foundation

Fertility Friends Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that provides educational resources and financial support for families going through fertility treatments.

Fertility Friends Foundation offers grants to cover expenses associated with assisted reproduction such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg and sperm donation and gestational surrogacy. Our foundation provides education and resources to families who are in need of support along their journey.  

What is going on at Fertility Friends Foundation this month:

Meet our Spring 2024 Grant Recipients

Fertility Friends Foundation is excited to announce our Spring 2024 grant recipients!

NEW! The Lucy of Anishinaabe Fertility Grant

Fertility Friends Foundation, and G. Scott and Sarah Paterson are working to change that narrative and create a more equitable future for indigenous families.

The IVF Cycle Program

Fertility Friends Foundation grant recipients who are patients of one of our IVF Cycle partner clinics receive assistance to help offset some of the expenses associated with fertility treatments, making it more feasible for individuals and couples to pursue their dream of starting their family.

It’s incredibly frustrating and psychologically painful for physicians and patients to have to delay fertility treatments or choose fewer effective therapies because of financial limitations.

A foundation destined to help those families in need achieve their dream of parenthood seemed like an obvious solution. It is time to act!

Dr. Chloé Roumain

Chairwoman of the Board & Co-Founder, Fertility Friends Foundation



Baby Maximus

“Thank you for what Fertility Friends Foundation did to help get us our family, that we have dreamed of for such a long time!”

2022 Spring Grant Recipient

Baby Asher

“He is perfect and we are so in love. This could not have been made possible without your hard work and dedication, and we extend our utmost gratitude and appreciation to you all for everything you’ve done for us. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for everything. Our experience with Fertility Friends Foundation has been nothing but spectacular and you should all be proud of what you do.”

2022 Spring Grant Recipient
Justyn & Cameron

Dr. Shannon Corbett 2SLGBTQ+ Fertility Fund

This fund was created in memory of Dr. Shannon Corbett who was an unwavering beacon of hope, expertise, and support through every patient’s care. Her life’s mission as a physician was to support individuals from the 2SLGBTQ+ community in realizing their aspirations of forming their own families. 

Day 1 Grant

Fertility Friends Foundation and Day 1 Fertility are excited to share, Day 1 Grant, where 10% of proceeds from Day 1 Fertility will go towards individuals or couples who hope to build their families through assisted reproduction.  Day 1 believes in selecting applicants who are diverse in terms of ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, relationship status, and medical history. 

Family is Everything

Family is one of the most important, if not the most important thing in our lives. Take time every day to appreciate your loved ones and connect as a family.

Building a family

Our task as parents is to nurture that growth — their emotional intelligence, self-regulation, compassion, and growth mindset, their hearts and minds.

More to Love

A parent’s love is unconditional, and it can change people for the better. The authentic love of parents helps children develop an identity, capacity, and responsibility to share that love with others. 

Our roots remain one

Creating a family full of joy and love is the ultimate goal.  Many people place a high priority on creating a family of their own.  

You are all I need

Creating a family full of joy and love is the ultimate goal.  Many people place a high priority on creating a family of their own.  

Fertility Friends Foundation

There is immense psychological distress that accompanies infertility and this is amplified by financial challenges.  Fertility Friends Foundation wants to alleviate this burden and ensure everyone has access to building a family of their own. 

Listen to Dr. Chloé Roumain speak about the Foundation’s mission and goals to assist the infertility community.  

Did you know that 1 out of 6 couples suffer from infertility?  It is true.



At Fertility Friends Foundation, we believe in breaking down barriers to parenthood for every individual in Canada, irrespective of their chosen fertility clinic.  Our commitment extends beyond clinic affiliations to offer support and grants to anyone navigating the challenging journey of fertility treatment.  Our inclusive approach reflects our dedication to helping a diverse range of patients, recognizing that the path to parenthood is unique for each individual or couple.

Inclusive Grants: We provide grants to fertility patients across Canada, regardless of the clinic they choose, ensuring a broad and supportive reach for those in need.

Community-Centric Focus: Our foundation is rooted in fostering a sense of community and support, bringing people together on their fertility journey.

If you believe in an inclusive and community-driven approach to fertility support, we invite you to be a part of Fertility Friends Foundation.  Together, let’s make the dream of parenthood a reality for everyone, no matter which clinic they choose.

Join Us in Lending a Helping Hand

Many individuals are looking for help to start a family on their own. The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible to alleviate the financial and psychological burden of infertility.

Grant Application

Grants are open to individuals or couples who hope to build their family through assisted reproduction.  Our committee takes financial hardship seriously and consideration will be given to each grant recipients.

Register to our enewsletter

You will receive news from Fertility Friends Foundation, special features, and interesting information about fertility treatments.

Contact Us

Have questions about Fertility Friends Foundation?  Reach out to us and we will be in touch. Let’s help those in need of fertility treatments.