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One Year Anniversary!

One year ago, on April 10th 2014, the Ontario Government pledged to help the 1 in 6 infertile couples across the province afford their first round of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Members of Conceivable Dreams – and many families across Ontario – are eagerly anticipating the details of the province’s IVF funding plan and the Advisory Panel’s eligibility criteria and regulations work with respect to eligibility. Thanks to you, …Read More

Media Advisory

Media Advisory – current and past patients available for comment on Ontario’s In Vitro Fertilization http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/media-advisory—current-and-past-patients-available-for-comment-on-ontarios-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-health-funding-514204361.html

ONE.

(This post is by author Karma Brown originally posted on the blog Karma’s Dogma, excerpt with permission of the writer.) In ONE day my life completely changed. I think about that a lot now, how you can go to bed ONE person, and wake up the next morning to news that fundamentally changes everything you know, trust, believe, expect, and hope for. How you can forever be changed by ONE thing. Eleven years ago today a …Read More

Ontarians Struggling with Infertility Welcome Funding for IVF Treatment

TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ – A coalition founded by people struggling with infertility welcomed the news that there will soon be health funding for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Ontario. Conceivable Dreams, The OHIP for IVF Coalition, was responding to this morning’s announcement by Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, that the Wynne government will cover an initial round of IVF treatments starting in 2015. “This is a huge …Read More

Ontarians Struggling with Infertility Optimistic Following Reports of Pending Funding Announcement

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, a coalition founded by people struggling with infertility expressed great optimism that there may soon be good news for the 1 in 6 Ontarians having challenges starting a family. Conceivable Dreams, The OHIP for IVF Coalition, was responding to published reports the Wynne government is considering a formal funding announcement as early as this month. “Infertility is a devastating medical condition.  The thought that IVF …Read More

My Family Day Timeline

Family Day 2008. Just as our then-Premier, Dalton McGuinty, was announcing a new holiday designed to give “Ontario families more time to spend together”, we were desperately trying to create a family.  We had just received the devastating news that it would take “an act of God to get pregnant on our own”. In-vitro fertilization would be our only chance to conceive a child.  To add insult to injury, we …Read More