This November 20th will mark 20 years that National Child’s Day has been nationally celebrated in Canada. This date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.
Generations of Hope assists Alberta couples struggling with the financial burden of costly infertility treatments and raises awareness of the widespread occurrence of infertility in Canada.
Did you know that 1 in 6 couples struggle with infertility and 76% of Albertans believe that the province should tie IVF treatment to a public funding policy?
To the point, infertility is a medical issue and helping those who struggle with this medical condition to be able to conceive and start their own family creates a stronger community and, in the end, will save the Alberta government literally millions of dollars ($78 million over 5 years).
Did you know that the potential cost of just one cycle of In Vitro Fertilization is $13,000? Can you imagine how financially paralyzing it would be if every family that struggled with infertility went $13,000 in debt just to have a baby?
By supporting public funding for IVF we create healthy, positive, contributing families in our communities. A single embryo transfer is the best way to do this and it can be better mandated when the government is helping out financially.
This National Child’s Day, show your support for everyone who is struggling with infertility by signing the Generations of Hope petition and sending a message that you believe that you support public funding is necessary.