Helping women and their families feel comfortable and supported in their decisions;
Helping women and their families communicate their expectations, hopes, and any concerns about the birth of their baby;
Helping women find their strength and place of power in giving birth;
Helping partners and families feel more confident in being involved and providing support;
Helping women have positive birth, breastfeeding, and bonding experiences;
Providing basic social and emotional support for women and families following birth, in the home or community; and
Connecting women and families to additional supports when and if possible.
Be of Aboriginal descent (first Nations, Metis and/or Inuit)
Reside in BC (both on or off reserve)
This program is based on a First come first serve policy until funds become fully allocated.
Download the grant application form here.
The application is to be filled collaboratively with the family and pre-approved doula (refer to ‘How to find a Doula’ for preapproved doulas through our program).
Submit the completed application form to the BCAAFC Program administrator, (email@example.com)
Following all doula services, the pre-approved doula will submit the grant programs invoice for payment.
Find a Doula in your area:
*IMPORTANT: Not all doulas on the two above websites are pre-approved through our program. Make sure to check with the doula or contact the Program Administrator at BCAAFC before sending in the application.
Contact the BCAAFC Doula Program Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-388-5522
Contact the Doula Services Association's referral line at 1-877-365-5588 (toll free)
Ask your doctor, midwife, nurse, or local health provider to assist with a referral
Contact your local Friendship Centre