A shoulder to lean on
Many pregnant women face challenges. We meet these challenges by helping people from all walks of life. If you are pregnant and distressed we are here for you regardless of:

  • race
  • age
  • religious or non-religious beliefs
  • marital status (single or married; with or without children)
  • financial status (student or worker)

You are not alone
Birthright works on a one-to-one basis. The Birthright volunteer becomes a friend you can turn to at any time. We can offer you:

  • friendship; we listen and empathize
  • encouragement
  • concrete help

We provide:

  • pregnancy tests
  • maternity and baby clothes
  • referral for medical care
  • referral for legal advice
  • referral for professional counselling
  • community resource information *

*Community Resources
Includes Information on:

  • parenting skills
  • prenatal development
  • continuing education
  • adoption agencies
  • family services
  • Children's Aid
  • social assistance
  • maternity homes; accommodation
  • immigration
  • welfare assistance
  • hospital insurance (OHIP)
  • home nursing assistance

Please note: our services are available in French. We have bilingual volunteers on staff.



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