What is a death doula?
Death care is a holistic approach to death. We see death as a process that can span over months or even years rather than an event. The word "doula" is Greek for servant or helper. Like a birth doula supports women during the labor process, a death doula support a person during the dying process. This support is specific to that person's needs, beliefs and desires.
Vision: To raise the standard of End of Life Care.
Mission: To promote high quality EOLC by setting the standard for the doula profession through membership and training based on need and recommendations made by the Ministry of Health, Health authorities and outside agencies such as Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
As a community of professionals we will continue to advocate for End of Life Care Doulas to be seen as a part of the palliative care team. Also, we will continue advocating for more funding to be put into end of life care, so that regardless of finances, everyone will be eligible to receive a doula.
End of Life care can be a very rewarding career. The End of Life Doula Association of Canada provides quality face to face, up to date training. Our personalized programs will meet your needs. We cover topics such as: caring for the dying, caring for the family, caring for a loved one, self-care, grief and bereavement, advocacy, Advanced Life Directives and MAiD. Please contact us for current enrollment dates and locations.
Becoming a member of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada will provide you with a community of like minded persons for networking, support, and monthly training opportunities. Join us as we advocate for better end of life care in Canada and grow a larger collective of end of life care professionals.
The End of Life Doula Association of Canada provides a referral service to suit your needs. All of our doulas train from a recognized end of life care program, provide a criminal record check and have agreed to the code of ethics set out by the EOLDAC.
Our mandate is quality care and we strive to achieve this by having the highest standards for membership. We will work with you and your family to find the right doula for you.