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The Eric Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Making comprehensive support & compassionate care more accessible by nurturing professional expertise, strengthening communities, and removing financial barriers. 

The Eric Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2024 by Eric's parents Amanda and Ryan and his grandmother, Tammy Elliott, in collaboration with Home Hospice Association, to honor Eric's memory. Its purpose is to ensure that trained professionals are available to compassionately care for and support anyone who has experienced the devastating loss of a pregnancy or infant.

In Loving Memory of Eric Dean Elliott

May 31, 2021 - August 28, 2022

Tammy Elliott, a cherished member of our HHA community, and her family, have experienced one of the most profound losses any family can suffer. On August 28, 2022, Tammy’s grandson, Eric, who was just shy of 15 months old, was taken from this world far too soon after a drowning accident in the backyard of the family home.  


Despite their terrible pain, the family finds solace in honoring Eric's memory. Eric’s brother and sister love to cut hydrangeas from their grandma’s garden to take to him at the cemetery. They all keep him alive in their memories by telling stories, laughing, crying, hugging, and – little by little – starting to make some happy new memories again. 


In remembrance of Eric, HHA proudly offers the Eric Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship, previously known as the Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doula Scholarship, is a tribute to Eric's legacy and a commitment to supporting bereaved parents and families. 




Learn about our eligibility criteria and start your Eric Elliott Scholarship application here.



The generosity of our donors allows us to help grow vital resources in communities across Canada.

Why is it important to train Infant & Pregnancy Loss professionals?

Some experiences are so profound, so heart-wrenching, that they can only be truly understood when they touch our own lives or the lives of those we love. The pain of losing a child is one such experience. It's a tragedy that defies understanding, leaving us grappling with a new reality that feels like a nightmare we can't wake up from. 


Yet, amidst the devastation, the power of care offers glimmers of hope. At HHA, we've seen how support and compassion can impact lives in the face of unimaginable loss. We understand the urgent need for every community to have comprehensively-trained professionals available to help individuals and families navigating the loss of an infant or pregnancy. 


That's why we're dedicated to our Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Certificate Program. It's more than just a course; it's a lifeline for those in need of support. Our program prepares professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to walk alongside people as they continue to live in the aftermath of their excruciating losses. 


Learn more about our Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Certificate Program.

Your donation

Your support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have experienced the loss of an infant or pregnancy. With your generosity, we can cover program tuition fees, enabling participants the comprehensive training required to provide crucial support to bereaved families. 

Why do we have a scholarship fund?

Despite the increasing need for support services, there's a shortage of trained professionals in this field. The Eric Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to fill this gap by providing training to dedicated individuals, enabling them to serve their communities.

We’re incredibly grateful for any amount of financial support that you can contribute. A donation of $700.00 CAD covers the full tuition for one program participant. Whether you subsidize an entire tuition or contribute towards the scholarship fund in any amount, each dollar helps to connect a grieving family with a professional who can support them.


All donations to the Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

Help continue Eric's Legacy

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