Fertility Friends Foundation provides education and resources to families who are in need of support along their journey. We support infertility and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities through our IVF, egg and sperm donation, surrogacy grants and fundraising activities.
Michelle Flowerday LL.B is a Fertility Lawyer and a member of the Board of Directors who recently was on The Social for a segment on Surrogacy! 💕
Michelle is a passionate champion for couples facing infertility, for #2slgbtq people/couples seeking to start a family, for single people looking to grow a family alone, and for surrogates and donors assisting in the process.
Michelle is actively involved in the third-party reproduction community, as a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and a volunteer on fertility clinic ethics committees.
Listen to Dr. Frédérick Dzineku’s recent radio interview, in french, with Radio Canada (Ohdio) about access to fertility treatments. Access to fertility treatments remains complicated in Ontario according to the Ontario group, Conceivable Dreams. A new survey from the group reveals that 80% of respondents say they need treatments that are not currently covered by the province.
Fertility Friends Foundation aims to meet the needs of patients and help them pay for their fertility treatments.
Canadian Surrogacy Community/ Evolution Eggs
Listen to our chat with Angela Pickering, Founder & CEO, of Canadian Surrogacy Community & Evolution Eggs and learn about surrogacy, the process intended parents go through and more.
Listen to Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary, Executive Director, speak with Dr. Prati Sharma, M.D. F.A.C.O.G (OB/GYN, REI) from Create Fertility about everything you need to know about the causes of infertility and more.
Q & A Session about Fertility Law
Michelle Flowerday is a Fertility Lawyer LL.B from Flowerday Fertility Law discusses different aspects of fertility law from surrogacy, ova, sperm, embryo donation and more.
Infertility and the Holidays
Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary, Executive Director, Fertility Friends Foundation, hosts a chat will with Maria Packowski, Board of Director, about strategies on how to cope better with infertility during the holidays.
Answering the "Why"?
Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary, Executive Director, Fertility Friends Foundation, hosts a chat with Meaghan Doyle, MS, CGC from DNAide Genetic Counselling about genetic tests that uncover the causes of infertility and pregnancy loss.
All about Egg Donation
Listen to Petra Dach, Senior Client Relations Specializing in Canada and International from Extraordinary Conceptions discuss the process of egg donation in Canada and internationally.
2SLGBTQ+ Family Planning
Dara Roth Edney, MSW, RSW (she/her) Reproductive Counsellor from Informed Fertility is on IG Live discussing 2SSLGBTQ+ family planning, exploring donor, surrogate, and sperm bank options.
Canadian Fertility Awareness Week
Listen to Dr. Prati Sharma MD, FACOG (OB/GYN and REI), Board of Director, Fertility Friends Foundation talk about the struggle of infertility, fertility treatment plans and support systems, and Redefining (In)Fertility this week.
Canadian Fertility Show
Listen to Dr. Jodie Peacock, Founder of Canadian Fertility Show and Executive Director, Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary discuss the upcoming Canadian Fertility Show on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at The International Centre in Mississauga, ON.
Hear Alissa Magwood, MSc, Scientific Advisor with Igenomix Cananda and Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary, Executive Director on IG Live discussing genetic testing (preconception and preimplantation) and more.
Justyn & Cameron, Fertility Friends Foundation Grant Recipient
Listen to Board of Director, Kevin Heeney, and grant recipients, Cameron & Justyn, discuss their surrogacy journey and how appreciative they were for receiving a Fertility Friends Foundation grant.
Dr. Frederick Dzineku, Co-Founder discusses PCOS
Check out our latest IG Live with Dr. Frederick Dzineku, Co-Founder discussing Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Learn about PCOS, what you can do if you have been diagnosed, and more. #1in10
Jump-starting your LGBTQ+ family plan
Listen to Michelle Flowerday and Dr. Prati Sharma, Board of Directors, discuss LGBTQ+ family planning and what to expect.
Mental Health & Infertility
Listen to Dr. Georgia Witkin, Head of Patient Services Development at Progyny discuss the link between mental health & infertility, stigmas and what you can do.
Astrid's fertility journey, becoming an ambassador for 25 donations in 25 hours campaign
Listen to Board of Director, Astrid Loch, and Chairwoman & Co-Founder, Dr. Chloé Roumain, discuss Astrid’s fertility journey and how passionate Astrid is about raising money for fertility grants.
Check out our latest IG Live with Dr. Meivys Garcia, Medical Director and Owner of Markham Fertility Centre, discussing all things related to unexplained infertility (UI).
Learn about treatment options, will IVF or IUI work, and what does it mean if I am told “everything is normal”? #1in10
CBC News Radio
Join us to help support those struggling with infertility.
In spring 2022, we were a part of an infertility conversation with CBC News Radio. Hear Fertility Friends Foundation Executive Director, Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary speak about infertility in Canada and learn more about Fertility Friends Foundation.
Join Us in Lending a Helping Hand
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.
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