DAFGP Cultural Safety Training

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The Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP) is offered by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, First Nations Health Authority, and the BC Ministry of Health. The goal of the program is to increase healthy birth outcomes for Indigenous families by removing the cost barrier to accessing doula services.
The DAFGP has over 250 doulas currently enrolled in the program. To ensure the health and safety of Indigenous birthers, it is imperative that doulas provide anti-racist and culturally-safe care, and advocate for their clients amid ongoing systemic racism in healthcare.  





*Please read this section for participants of the cultural safety training program*


  • Each Module video is about 15-minutes long. There are three Training Reflection Questions to answer per Module.
  • The entire training, including completion of the Training Reflection Questions, may take up to 90-minutes or longer.
  •  You may complete the Training Reflection Questions on a Module-by-Module basis, or all at once at the end of Module 4.
  • Please note: you may save your progress and return to your answers at a later date if you cannot complete the Modules and/or Training Reflection Questions in one sitting.

Cultural Safety Training

Program Outline

A special thank you to the following

who have made this cultural safety training a reality:

  • ROMER MEDIA is a Victoria based Indigenous owned production company specializing in producing visually stunning and narratively compelling digital video, documentaries and television programming. Check them out at: www.romermedia.com
  • The Firelight Group (Firelight) is an Indigenous-owned consultancy. Firelight is a skilled, multidisciplinary group of research professionals with decades of experience  providing community-based research and technical support services to Indigenous (including Inuit, First Nations and Metis) communities and organizations across Canada and abroad. Their goal is to provide high-quality research, analysis, and capacity building services to create solutions for a shared future.  Firelight only works for Indigenous and local communities, with a focus on supporting Indigenous rights and interests. https://firelight.ca/
  • Coastal Lifestyles Photography: Shea Michelle is an award winning birth photographer and doula serving Victoria, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and surrounding areas. https://www.coastallifestylesphoto.com/ 
Vanessa Daniels is a contract administrator with the BCAAFC.