Doula Canada is pleased to have Renée Curry joining our administrative team as our Grant and Fundraising Coordinator.
Renée will be working with Doula Canada to create further opportunities to grow the doula and childbirth educator professional across communities in Canada. She will be actively seeking fundraising and grant opportunities for both Doula Canada projects, but also for partnerships and our members needs.
Learn a bit more about Renée:
Tell us about why you are excited to be joining the Doula Canada team Renée.
I am honoured to join the Doula Canada Team as the Grant Coordinator. It is evident that Doula Canada is an organization dedicated to the success of its students. Its spirit of collaboration and mentorship is refreshing and its truly Canadian beginning is an added bonus!
What are some things about yourself that our readers may be interested in knowing?
I am married and mother to a small brood of six (6) children. I run on hugs, sticky fingers and coffee. I like to collect half read books on my nightstand and to keep my hands busy with crafting (mostly knitting these days but drawing was once my go-to).
What have you done in your past experiences that have led you to this new role with Doula Canada?
My professional experience includes governmental agencies, unions and not-for-profit sector. I have a background in International Development and Women’s Studies which has a allowed me to research autonomy, agency and traditional birthing practices. I have been practicing as a doula for over 10 years and believe that respect is the key to a satisfying birth experience. I have been lucky to learn from some pretty incredible people including Dr. Jack Newman, Phyllis Klaus, Ina May Gaskin, Gail Tully, and Penny Simkin, not to mention the families I have been privileged to serve.
What work have you done that is related to doula or childbirth education as developing professions in Canada?
Registered Massage Therapist (MTANS), La Leche League Leader, Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Doula Association, Certified Child Restraint Technician (CPSAC) and member of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). I was the recipient of the Lifelong Learner Award from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (Halifax) in 2017. Other certificates include: Spinning Babies and Rebozo Connection: The Gena Kirby Method.
Bienvenue Renée! We are so pleased to have you joining our team.