Doula Training Canada: Empowering Your Birthwork Journey

Support parents through pregnancy, birth, and into postpartum

Are you passionate about supporting families through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? Doula Training Canada offers an extensive 50-hour Birth and Labor Doula Training program, providing you with internationally recognized certification and comprehensive skills to confidently guide and support your clients.

  • Receive an internationally recognized 50 hr certification as a birth and labor doula through a globally recognized institution.
  • Explore the landscape of Birthwork in all its realms: physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political and spiritual.
  • Acquire knowledge and tools to confidently and competently support an empowered pregnancy, labor and birth.
  • Learn advocacy and therapeutic skills to guide your clients through the complex choices available to them.

Recommended for

This course is ideal for anyone seeking a new career path in birthwork, individuals on their pregnancy journey, educators, counselors, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, or those focused on reproductive health.

Details Icon

Duration and effort

50 hours

1-24 months

Dependent on your desired pace and your enrollement choice

Details Icon


Certified Birth Doula

Qualifies for obtaining membership in all provincial associations

Details Icon


Mentors always available for one-on-one support

Many free and low-cost webinars for continuing education

Details Icon

Enrollment Options

Fully Self-Paced
(start anytime!)

Live-Virtual Trainings

In-Person Course over 3 days

Flexible Learning

Tailor your learning experience with various enrollment options, including Fully Self-Paced, Live-Virtual Course, or In-Person Course, accommodating diverse learning preferences and schedules.


Meet Community

$695.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose Course

-1x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor

-In person lectures and workshops with your birth and labour doula trainer

-Immediate on-demand access to pre-course and post-course doula seminar modules

-Hands-on workshops on labour support and early postpartum support techniques

-Course lessons and handouts to get you started

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning


Join Anytime!

$695.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

June 2024

Sept 2024

-1x 30 minute session with your dedicated mentor

-Live lectures with your doula trainers and international experts via Zoom, featuring group support, community building, engaging Q&A sessions, and interactive discussions

-Immediate on-demand access to doula seminar videos including tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters

-Tutorials and lectures on labour and early postpartum support

-Course lessons and handouts to get you started

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning


Learn at your pace

$600.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-2x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor

-Immediate on-demand Access to Birth doula seminar and videos

-Tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters

-Tutorials and lectures on labour and early postpartum support

-Course lessons and handouts to get you started

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning

DTC training

Why Choose Our Program?

50-hour deep dive into pregnancy, birth and postpartum support

Becoming part of the global movement to improve birth and honor the rights of every pregnant and birthing individual.

Making a real difference in people's lives while making a living at something you're passionate about.

Offering invaluable support to the families you work with as you help them prepare for their baby and navigate unexpected events.

Course Credentials: A Global Journey in Doula Education

In today’s diverse and competitive landscape, having an accreditation that is recognized across borders and acknowledged within the global community is crucial. Our program offers a 50-hour deep dive into every aspect of birthwork. From understanding pregnancy changes to advocating for diverse families, we cover physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual aspects, empowering you with holistic knowledge.

Doula Training Canada offers a certification that holds significance not only within local communities but also on an international scale. Here’s why this certification stands out:

Prestigious Recognition:

Global Institution: The skills and knowledge that you’ll obtain from Doula Training Canada is culturally relevant to Canadian birthwork and backed by a globally recognized certification and institution. This recognition is a testament to the credibility, thoroughness, and standard of excellence upheld by our training program over the past 20 years.

Exceeding Industry Standards: Our certification exceeds industry standards and best practices in birth and labor doula training. Our diploma signifies that you’ve undergone comprehensive training, ensuring you’re equipped with the essential skills and knowledge required in this field.
In addition to being a leading training institution we have been pioneering hospital and home doula programs in our communities. We serve you a solid foundation, professional opportunities and credibility for your career in birthwork.


I think this is a wonderful and much needed program. I see this specialty really helping so many lives. Even as a trained midwife I learned so much!  Caylan has guided me through this entire journey and has provided me with honest and constructive feedback that I greatly appreciate.

Rachelle Stimac

I must say, I enrolled for the holistic program and I’ve listened to the first audio introduction and OH MY I am excited!  This course is what my dreams are made of. Cannot waaaait to have these tools under my belt.  Doula Canada is incredible. I am so grateful for you!

Busy mom

The videos on these modules for the dual stream are SO GOOD. First of all it’s great to be able to see/hear you guys especially as a home-study person and secondly so much of the content is covering stuff I was really wondering about (e.g what is meant by emotional support, and the nuances of relationship building with primary care folks). Loving it!!

Graduate student

Training with DTC to become a Birth Doula has been an amazing positive experience in my life.  I feel so blessed to have joined a sensational group of women pushing the bar to educate, encourage and empower women during the most incredible journey of their life.

Your Journey Begins Here

In-Person, Self-Directed, or Live-Virtual; Choose your preferred learning path and unlock exclusive benefits tailored to your pace and preferences.

Course Options

In-Person: Dive into hands-on workshops and lectures, plus online resources. Includes course materials and a 30-minute mentorship session.

Live Virtual: Enjoy interactive classes at your convenience, with two 30-minute mentorship sessions and abundant online seminars and materials.

Self-Directed: Learn at your pace with live Zoom lectures, community interaction, on-demand videos, a 30-minute mentorship session, and detailed pregnancy and postpartum tutorials.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll benefit from personalized mentorship. Engage in up to two 30-minute Zoom consultations with our experienced mentors, who will guide you through every step of your doula training journey.

“How do I know which one to choose?”

We get that question a LOT. There isn’t ONE RIGHT ANSWER. We encourage you to consider your own learning needs. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Do I learn well on my own? (important for self-directed)
  • Do I ‘prefer’ to meet others and interact in class (choose live virtual or in-person)
  • What would I need to do to attend in-person? (ie would you need childcare, transportation, etc)

We always believe that learning in-person is the most fun way to learn. So if you like fun (we do) then you might consider that as an option. If you live too far from an in-person course then our live virtual courses are SUPER fun also, but you learn from the comfort of home. Finally our self-directed courses are so chock full of great info and a great option for people who have inflexible schedules, young kids, or fitting their course work around another full-time job.

Doula Training Framework

Whether you’re looking to expand your skills, make a career change or expand your birth business, we’ve packaged our trainings to provide actionable steps to succeed as a birth worker.

Pregnancy Changes

Dive deep into the journey of conception, hormonal changes, and supporting clients through challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion

Explore historical, cultural, and sociological factors, learning to level-up support for families from various backgrounds.

Labor and Birth

Understand the doula's role, emotional support, comfort measures, and advocacy during labor.

Postpartum Support

Learn about newborn care, feeding, and perinatal health disorders.


  • Learn about conception and the pregnancy journey
  • Learn about normal pregnancy changes and how we can help people experiencing challenges and discomforts
  • Learn about the hormones of pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum
  • Review the history of birth and understand our current context
  • Learn about the history of labour support
  • Explore various issues affecting under-resourced families and how you can help
  • Learn about working with families from different cultures, religions, backgrounds and how you can level-up your support
  • Explore your own biases and knowledge gaps
  • Get a deep dive on the BEST ways to support families prenatally
  • Explore a variety of activities to use in your prenatal visits with families
  • Learn the MOST effective way to do a consultation with a client to get hired
  • Review communication tools and strategies to make the most of your interactions with families and care providers
  • Learn about the signs of labour and stages of labour.
  • Explore the role of the doula and how we support people through the journey.
  • Delve into the 5 elements of care: emotional, physical, informational, partner support, advocacy.
  • Practice hands-on skills to use in birth to help increase comfort and decrease pain.
  • Learn about the various medications families will have access to in labour and birth, their benefits and trade-offs
  • Learn about the most common challenging situations and how to handle them as a doula
  • Explore the reasons for cesareans and how to support families through these experiences
  • Learn about normal newborn characteristics
  • Learn about newborn feeding and how to support families
  • Learn about perinatal health disorders
  • Discuss how to get your first clients
  • Learn how to get started in your practice
  • Review the various options for how you can work as a doula

Beyond Birth Bonus – Intro To Postpartum Support:

Your investment

Choose from various enrollment options starting at $600.00 CAD, enabling you to embark on this transformative journey with flexible payment plans.

Interested in both birth and postpartum doula?! We have an option for you.

Our Birth & Postpartum Training program will deepen your confidence in compassionate support and “best birth and postpartum practices.” Offering you both certifications at the same time!

Our one-of-a-kind demonstrations and mentorship will ensure that becoming a birth and postpartum doula is an exciting experience that will lead you to a rewarding career. Double your learning and your business!

Your Journey Awaits:

Transform lives with Doula Training Canada. At DTC, we envision empowering individuals like you to make a profound impact on families’ lives during their most transformative moments. Embark on this fulfilling journey and join our community of passionate birth advocates today!

doula training

Discover more

DTC training
Contact Us

Questions? We would love to help!


Start typing and press Enter to search

Skip to content