Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW)

Find Your Joy


In 2007 Canadian Infertility Awareness Week was established to raise awareness and hope within our community. CIAW has since come to be the largest national event focused on increasing public awareness around the impact of fertility and challenges our community face in their attempts to build their families. Our role as an organization is to support the 1 in 6 Canadians impacted through support, education and advocacy. ART providers now offer us the best opportunity to achieve pregnancy and or the completion of your families.

The year 2022 is marked to be that of manifestation and our goal is to bring our members attention to the moments of JOY we all experience. This year FMC is encouraging 1 in 6 Canadians to journal their experience, making note of the twists and turns that come with heartbreaking disappointment, but also those moments that fill our hearts with profound JOY.

In the weeks leading into April 24-30th we’re asking you to reflect on your path to parenthood, and to share your JOY, be it the validation of your struggles, your first successful retrieval, that long awaited phone call reporting your fertilization, first positive beta HCG or perhaps the sound your child makes when they are first placed in your arms. Share your moment, your JOY, as it will bring all of us together, supporting your journey and that of others while you place your hope in the hands of our health care providers.

Giving You the Green Light

Wear Green

The colour green symbolizes health, growth, life, and fertility. It evokes feelings of refreshment, peace, rest, and JOY. In Canada, we wear green to raise awareness, show support, and start important conversations about fertility, pregnancy, infant loss, and family-building.

Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) is literally giving you the Green Light! Join us as monuments across the country light up GREEN on Wednesday, April 27th in support of you and your fertility story!

For a full list of cities and towns participating, please visit our events section.

Get involved

Hear Us. Join Us. Support Us.

April 24th - 30th, 2022

Fertility Matters Canada

Support. Education. Advocacy.


Fertility Benefits Matter

Learn how you can get better fertility benefits at work.


What’s happening

Check out our CIAW events! Join us April 24 – 30, 2022


The Canadian Fertility Show

Our partner in community education.


Fertility Spotlight

Share your story in your own words. Your voice is your power.


Our blog

Advice from those accessing care and our experts.


Figuring Out Fertility

Everything you need to know from Canadian fertility experts.

Support matters

Partners That Care

Presenting Sponsor

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Platinum Sponsors

EMD Serono

Bronze Sponsor