Day 1 Grant

Day 1 Fertility and Fertility Friends Foundation are working together to alleviate the financial and psychological burden of fertility treatments. Apply to a Day 1 Fertility Grant through our general application platform.

The hardest part of struggling to bring home a baby is surprisingly not the medical challenges we face, but the emotional and societal hurdles that often go unnoticed. On top of that there are major barriers in regards to access and financial consideration that can stop us from reaching our dreams.

That is why I have partnered with Fertility Friends Foundation, to help remove the financial burden and provide innovative emotional support by providing Day 1 grant recipients with unique coaching and community support.

Emily Getz

Founder of Day 1 Fertility

Day 1 Fertility


Emily Getz Bio

Emily Getz, Founder of Day 1 Fertility

ABOUT Day 1:
Day 1 is on a mission to take the suffering out of the fertility journey by providing innovative and unique coaching offers, which give patients new perspectives, mindset tools, strategies community and more in an effort to turn infertility on its head and take our power back.
ABOUT EMILY GETZ: Emily Getz is a Certified Fertility, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Coach, Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, Mindset Coach, fellow fertility patient and the founder of Day 1, a first of its kind fertility support network and host of The Day 1 Podcast.

In October 2019, Emily was pregnant with her second child whom she lost unexpectedly at six months pregnant. This experience changed her life and was the precipice of how Day 1 came to be.

Day 1 Fertility was created because Emily recognized a gap in support, education and coaching within the fertility industry due to first hand experience. Two rounds of IVF and completely isolated, Emily combined her experience professionally and personally in an effort to disrupt the way fertility patients are supported. Today you find her preparing for her 5th round of IVF. Check out the article she wrote for The Toronto Star here.

Day 1 Grant

Day 1 Fertility, in partnership with Fertility Friends Foundation, would like to give away:

All applicants will be reviewed by Fertility Friends Foundation’s medical and financial committees.  Everyone applying will receive an equal chance to receive the grant. 

The Day 1 Grant Eligibility Criteria:

Fertility Friends Foundation funds a range of procedures including, but not limited to, in vitro fertilization, egg and sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy.  We do not reimburse for treatments that have already begun or give funding for Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and reside in Ontario.  Applicants must have a medical diagnosis of infertility certified in writing by a medical provider with the following exceptions:

1.  Applicants who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
2.  Applicants who are single


  • Applicants must have seen a Reproductive Endocrinologist within the previous 6 months.

  • All applicants must not have a medical condition that would pose a serious risk to themselves or, in the case of females, the child they would carry (e.g. active acute infections).

  • All applicants must possess the means to offer continued child support (at least one partner must maintain employment).

  • Recipients must begin treatment within 6 months after receiving the grant.


Clinical Criteria For Grant Applicants:

Applicants MUST be between 18 and 50 years of age.


  • Heterosexual couples MUST meet the ASRM definition of infertility

  • Same sex females: MUST have completed 6 IUI cycles unless other diagnosis of infertility has been made.


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.


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.