Small Wonders a boon for couples seeking to get pregnant
May 20, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
TORONTO – Ten years ago several members of the Small Wonders board realized that infertility is a real disease that causes much pain and sorrow and touches many.
One in six couples experiences infertility. Most couples who decide to pursue treatments undergo multiple attempts before succeeding.
The costs are exorbitant as each IVF treatment can cost more than $10,000. In Ontario, OHIP doesn’t fund infertility treatments, making it an impossible dream for most.
After much consideration, Small Wonders was born. Its mission was to help Jewish couples who are experiencing infertility. Its vision was to be a beacon of hope, a provider of financial and emotional support, and a provider of education. These founding goals remain true today, 10 years later.
In 2011 Small Wonders opened offices on Bathurst. The group provides emotional support. Couples are encouraged to call the help line for emotional support, medical information,and referral information.
The group also provides financial assistance. Couples can apply for a grant to help cover treatment costs. Couples are welcome to come to Small Wonders’ offices and use the library and computer stations.
The organization has an active and involved board and steering committee, as well as dedicated staff members and volunteers.
Through fundraising Small Wonders is able to provide these vital services.
The organizations annual bake sale will be held Thursday, May 24. This popular event features delicious and beautiful baked goods.
This year we have added exquisite floral arrangements. All proceeds benefit couples dealing with infertility. We encourage everyone to attend.
For more information, contact Small Wonders at (416) 742-0090 or visit www.smallwonders.ca.