Our Labour and Birth Doula certification program will deepen your confidence in compassionate support and “best birth practices.”

Our one-of-a-kind demonstrations and mentorship will ensure that becoming a labour and birth doula is an exciting experience that will lead you to a rewarding career.

Our Doula Canada team is led by working doulas who know the commitment and dedication involved in supporting our communities.  We provide significant mentorship, first-hand experience, and peer-to-peer support.

Compassionate support.
Community.
Collaboration.

If these things speak to you, then becoming a labour and birth doula with Doula Canada is for you!

Our comprehensive course curriculum and highly experienced mentors will help you deepen your knowledge about labour and birth doula essentials such as:

  • Effective communication in the doula profession
  • Childbirth physiology and the birthing process
  • Natural coping mechanisms and how to provide additional support for a natural childbirth
  • Medical options and how to support in a hospital or home birth environment
  • Postpartum warning signs and providing initial breastfeeding support
  • Creating successful doula business practices, contracts, and client relations
  • And so much more!

Each doula student has 2 years to complete the following certification requirements:

  • Complete the all designated online course modules (onsite workshop and self study start)
  • Obtain 16 approved Educational Units and provide a written summary about your experience (6 EUs of which must be in breastfeeding related topics)
  • Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR level C​ (counts for EUs)
  • Provide birth support to THREE families and submit evaluations from the families, as well as a written summary of how you supported (in your words)
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 80% on all module quizzes
  • Complete 5 required readings, with a one page review
  • Complete 5 community or topical assignments and 2 business mandated projects
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination (proctored)

​​Cost of educational units and books are not included in registration fee.
Doula Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees or recertification fees.

Our Labour Doula program is set at a one-time membership and certification fee of ​$500 (+ tax) for full certification.

We do not charge annual membership or renewal fees.

The cost of required readings (5 total) and the cost of educational unit workshops for EU credits are additional costs to the student.
Approximate costs for books: $100-150
Approximate costs for EU workshops: $150 to $300 (there are many free options).

Our one time fee covers:

  • Student reference guide and certification packet
  • Exam fees
  • Assignment grading
  • Instructor fee
  • Online and phone mentorship (as requested)
  • Administrative costs
  • Certificate shipping of completion
  • Membership into an exciting Canadian peer network
  • Access to online learning modules, resources, and continuing education options
  • Canadian developed, internationally focused
  • No annual membership or renewal fees
  • A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
  • Our mandate is to create only the most confident doulas and childbirth educators
  • A passionate family of thousands of Doulas and CBEs who are available 24/7 via our online community
  • ​Self study start and In-class options available
  • Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
  • Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
  • One time fee of $500 plus applicable taxes
  • Minimum deposit due at time of registration if student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in instalments (3 or 6 month option available at time of registration); student can begin once 50% has been finalized.
  • A $50 late fee will be applied to registrations and/or payment received less than 14 days before training.
  • Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
  • Self study start is available.  Don’t see an in-class training in your area? Begin at any time with our online modules and join an in-class when you can.
  • All deposits are Non-refundable.  Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.

*applicable taxes not included in base fee*

Doula Canada cannot guarantee that scheduled in person workshops will take place.  Due to the changing regulations and restrictions in each province and venue workshops may have to be postponed at the last minute.

If a workshop is postponed all registered members may take part in a preferred virtual session of their choice in order to move forward in their certification and participate in a in person workshop when it can next be safely rescheduled.
There are no reimbursements on programs if a workshop is cancelled.  We appreciate your understanding that our team at DTC is doing our best to ensure we create a dynamic and safe opportunity to learn.

Join Doula Canada for two days of virtual learning!

Our certification programs are now live and online.  Dynamic, engaging, and 100% from the comfort of your own safe space!

The online workshops cover all of the materials covered in our typical two day “in-person” workshop and will allow our members the opportunity to sit and hold space with our experienced team of instructors.  Members will also receive a file of DTC made tutorial videos on a variety of techniques and tips!

Workshop will be held via Zoom or Google Classroom.  Login details will be sent the week prior to the Virtual Workshop date.

Regular certification rates apply and members can request to join a physical in-person workshop when we are next in their area (no additional cost applies).

*Those who register for the Dual Stream (Labour Doula, Postpartum Doula) will take part in 2 separate virtual trainings.

*Those who register for the Triple Stream (Labour Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Educator) will take part in 3 separate virtual trainings.

OR you may want to consider our 12 Week Perinatal Intensive!  12 weeks of online learning, live webinars (1 per week), and deep mentoring along the way.

If you have questions, concerns, wish to switch to a virtual session, or wish to be placed on a postponement/ reschedule list please email info@doulatraining.ca

Self Study

You can choose to start this course this online!

Upcoming Training Dates & Locations

Sun 20

Halifax I Labour Doula I September 19/20

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm ADT
Halifax Nova Scotia
Sun 20

Ottawa I Labour Doula I September 20th

September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Ottawa
Sat 26

CALGARY I LABOUR DOULA I SEPT. 25/26

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Calgary Alberta
Sat 26

Labour Doula: VIRTUAL WORKSHOP I September 26/27

September 26 @ 11:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Oct 03

Douglas Collage I Labour Doula I October 3/4

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm PDT
New Westminster British Columbia
Oct 03

TORONTO I LABOUR DOULA I OCTOBER 3

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Toronto
Oct 11

12 Week Perinatal Support I October 11th start I ONLINE

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Oct 17

MONTREAL I LABOUR DOULA I OCTOBER 17

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Montreal Quebec
Oct 17

LONDON I LABOUR DOULA I OCTOBER 17

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
London
Oct 17

Labour Doula I VIRTUAL I October 17/18

October 17 @ 11:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Oct 24

Labour Doula I St John’s I October 24/25

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm NDT
St John's Newfoundland
Oct 31

EDMONTON I LABOUR DOULA I OCT.31/NOV.1

October 31 @ 9:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Edmonton
Oct 31

HAMILTON I LABOUR DOULA I OCTOBER 31

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Hamilton Ontario
Nov 07

WHITBY I LABOUR DOULA I NOVEMBER 7/8

November 7 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm EST
Whitby Ontario
Nov 07

FORT MCMURRAY I LABOUR DOULA I NOVEMBER 7/8

November 7 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm MST
Fort McMurray Alberta
Nov 07

KELOWNA I LABOUR DOULA I NOVEMBER 7/8

November 7 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm PST
Nov 14

WINNIPEG I LABOUR DOULA I NOVEMBER 14

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Winnipeg Manitoba
Nov 14

REGINA I LABOUR DOULA I NOV. 14

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Regina Saskatchewan
Nov 28

Costa Rica, Full Spectrum Doula Deepening/Training (Nov.28th-Dec.6th, 2020)

November 28 @ 9:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm EST
Guanacaste
Nov 28

Labour Doula I VIRTUAL I November 28/29

November 28 @ 11:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm EST
Dec 12

MONCTON I LABOUR DOULA I DEC.12/13

December 12 @ 9:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm AST
Moncton New Brunswick
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