Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the #1 cause of death for healthy infants under the age of 1 in Canada.
For nearly 40 years, the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID) has been Canada’s only foundation solely focused on SIDS, and also dedicated to reducing infant mortality and other sudden and unexpected infant and child deaths including stillbirth and miscarriage.
Since our inception in 1973, we have pursued our mission through research, advocacy and a peer-to-peer bereavement support network to assist families who have faced the tragic loss of an infant.
CFSID is an Official Participating Charity in the 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend!
Team Baby’s Breath is officially running in support of the Foundation on May 25-26th in Ottawa! Please click here for more information regarding the race, participating, and how you can support the team!
New CFSID Baby's Breath Forum
In response to goals to provide more interactive web services and forums to our community, we are pleased to announce a test-launch of a new online forum for those we serve. This forum will permit the posting of questions and answers from our community and CFSID staff. We look forward to your feedback regarding this new tool. Please click here to access CFSID’s new Baby's Breath Forum.
We are pleased to release the latest edition of The Baby’s Breath – our quarterly newsletter. This edition includes a very interesting history of SIDS research performed at The Hospital for Sick Children, penned by Dr. Ernest Cutz, Chair of our Medical Advisory Committee. The newsletter is available here.
New PHAC Safe Sleep for Your Baby Video
The Public Health Agency of Canada has released a new infant safe sleep video that outlines 5 easy steps for safer infant sleep. Please click here to access the video, and please share it widely with your networks!
Policy and Advocacy
In partnership with the Canadian Pediatric Society, Canadian Institute of Child Health and Health Canada, we were pleased to issue a 2011 Joint Statement on Safe Sleep through the Public Health Agency of Canada. This Joint Statement provides all infant caregivers with practical guidance regarding safe sleep practices in Canada. Please find a link to the Joint Statement on Safe Sleep here.