Helping women and their families feel comfortable and supported in their decisions;
Helping women and their families communicate their expectations, hopes, and any concerns about the birth of their baby;
Helping women find their strength and place of power in giving birth;
Helping partners and families feel more confident in being involved and providing support;
Helping women have positive birth, breastfeeding, and bonding experiences;
Providing basic social and emotional support for women and families following birth, in the home or community; and
Connecting women and families to additional supports when and if possible.
Be of Aboriginal descent (first Nations, Metis and/or Inuit)
Reside in BC (both on or off reserve)
This program is based on a First come first serve policy until funds become fully allocated.
Families who are expected to birth before March 1, 2018.
Families expected to birth after Feb. 28, 2018 will not be eligible to apply within this current 2017-18 fiscal year.
Download the grant application form here.
The application is to be filled collaboratively with the family and pre-approved doula (refer to ‘How to find a Doula’ for preapproved doulas through our program).
Submit the completed application form to the BCAAFC Program administrator, Jamin Zuroski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Following all doula services, the pre-approved doula will submit the grant programs invoice for payment.
Find a Doula in your area:
*IMPORTANT: Not all doulas on the two above websites are pre-approved through our program. Make sure to check with the doula or contact the Program Administrator at BCAAFC before sending in the application.
Contact the BCAAFC Doula Program Administrator (Jamin Zuroski) at: email@example.com or 250-388-5522 ext 227
Contact the Doula Services Association's referral line at 1-877-365-5588 (toll free)
Ask your doctor, midwife, nurse, or local health provider to assist with a referral
Contact your local Friendship Centre