We are thrilled to announce a huge win in our movement for better access to doula care in Canada. Effective immediately, Sun Life has approved that Doula Training Canada certified doulas are on the list of approved providers whose clients can use their benefits for coverage IF they have that coverage in their plan!

This will make it easier for thousands of people to afford the cost of this life-changing support. Doula Canada is so proud to be considered a leading certification organization for doulas in Canada and find itself listed alongside the two other largest organizations internationally (DONA and CAPPA). As we continue our strategic growth initiatives, we will continue to expand the work we do to advocate for families’ access to doula care in Canada and around the world. 

How to Help Your Clients Get Reimbursement

For your clients to be able to submit receipts for reimbursement from Sun Life, invoices must contain the following information:

  • Your Full Legal Name and company name
  • Address
  • Services provided
  • Service dates

Price (if you collect tax, your tax number is legally required to be on all your receipts/invoices)

The certification/graduation number that was included in your graduation letter from DTC.

Please also keep in mind that not everyone that has SunLife coverage will be able to use their benefits for doula reimbursement. Insurance and benefit plans are complex and vary from person to pereson. Clients should confirm their coverage to be sure of what might be covered.

If you would like us to send you an updated certification document with your certification number please email us at info@doulatraining.ca and we’ll be happy to email you a new certificate.

While this is undoubtedly a huge win for DTC doulas and our clients, we don’t intend to rest on our laurels. We will use what we have learned from our success with Sun Life to continue to advocate for more insurance companies to cover doula care! A reminder that each person’s plan is different and not all customers will qualify. They should check with Sunlife for their specific coverage. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us anytime at info@doulatraining.ca

Doula Training Canada


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  • Teaisha

    This is amazing! 1

  • Chantal pellerin

    This is amazing news. Do you know if we are aiming for doula services to be covered through private insurance companies only or are we pushing for it to be covered through our Canadian public insurance programs as well?

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