Doulas for Aboriginal Families

Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program

The Doulas for Aboriginal Families grant program 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 grant program provides Indigenous families living in BC up to $1,000.00 (maximum) of coverage for doula services with each pregnancy.

Since 2013, the DAFGP has funded +1200 pregnancies, and currently has +180 registered doulas.

 

A doula is a non-medical professional who provides supportive care to parents and their families through pregnancy, labour, and afterbirth experiences. For more information, visit our Resources page.
  • Advocate on your behalf to support your right to make decisions about your body and baby
  • Help find information about different options in pregnancy and childbirth, and creating a birth plan
  • Provide emotional and physical support (suggesting pain management techniques) during labour
  • Offer hands-on support with your newborn
  • and much more!
Get the support you need by choosing a doula that’s right for you. For a list of doulas registered to the DAFGP, visit our Doula Finder. Or, your doula can register with us here.
To qualify for the grant, applicants must:
  1. Be of Indigenous descent (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, and/or Inuit). Either the birthing person or their partner (if applicable).
  2. Reside in BC (both on or off reserve).
If you qualify for the grant, you can find out more and apply here.