Five New Safe Sleep Centres to be opened across Ontario Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant
Deaths (CFSID) will be announcing a major contribution from the Ontario
Trillium Foundation (OTF) on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 8:00p.m. at the
2008 National Baby's Breath Conference. Mr. Peter Hammond, OTF Chair of the
Niagara Grant Review Team, will be attending at the Sheraton on the Falls
Hotel in Niagara Falls.
    The 2008 Baby's Breath Conference theme is: One Hope, One Message, One
Dream. The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID) is
dedicated to reducing infant mortality and the rate of sudden and unexpected
infant deaths, and to the emotional support of those who are affected.
    The OTF grant will fund the openings of five Safe Sleep Centres across
Ontario and the delivery of workshops on safe sleep to health care agencies in
these communities. "CFSID is extremely grateful for the Ontario Trillium
Foundation's support of our efforts. With this grant, CFSID will provide an
educational network across the province sending one message with the most
current safe sleep research and findings", stated Andrea Clement-Christie,
Chair of the CFSID Board of Directors.

    The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID) delivers
infant health and safety education through an extensive network of volunteers
in communities across Canada. CFSID provides resources and services for all
infant deaths including miscarriage and stillbirth with respect to peer
support, public educations, awareness and supports Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS) related research. "Well over 60% of infant deaths occur in an
unsafe sleep environment. This training will deliver the education that is key
to saving lives", said Mary MacCormick, CFSID Executive Director.

    The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of
Ontario. For over 25 years the Foundation has supported the growth and
vitality of communities across the province. It continues to strengthen the
capacity of the volunteer sector through investments in community based
initiatives. For more information on OTF please visit:

For further information:

For further information: on CFSID, please contact: Tel: (905) 688-8884,
Toll-free: 1-800-363-7437, Fax: (905) 688-3300, Website:,

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