Doulas

Doula Pre-Approval Form | Doula Invoice | Travel Form – Please review the information below.

Doulas contribute to empowering birthing parents to feel more in control and secure about their birth experience, which promotes a stronger bond between parent(s) and newborn. Doula support can improve health outcomes for Indigenous families by bringing the birthing process closer to home.

In order to support Indigenous families through the DAFGP, doulas must:

  1. Submit completed Doula Pre-Approval Form and allow up to two (2) weeks for processing and approval.
  2. Submit completed Family Registration Form and allow up to two (2) weeks for processing and approval.
  3. Submit one invoice per pregnancy within two (2) weeks of completing service.
Doula Pre-Approval Requirements

REQUIRED
– Copy of Birth doula training certificate and/or Copy of Post-partum doula training certificate
– Copy of DSA Web Referral List membership and/or Copy of DONA International Certification

ADDITIONAL
– Copy of “other” certificates (breast feeding training, infant CPR, etc.)
– Copy of cultural safety training certification

*New* Travel Grants

Funding available for travel for doulas. Contact us for more information.

Doula Program Coordinator, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
551 Chatham Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1E1
doulaprogram@bcaafc.com
Phone: 250-388-5522 ext. 201

Words from a doula..

“This birth felt like a true celebration of women. Thea* gave birth to her baby girl on International Women’s Day. She was so strong and her baby was so strong. It was truly my honour to witness and hold space for the birth of this baby and mother.”

(*Name has been changed)