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 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.

Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. All meetings are conducted on Zoom. If you live in Greater Vancouver, you can also attend meetings in person (COVID-permitting, of course). If you are unable to make it to the meetings, they are recorded and shared on our Google drive so that you can view them at your leisure.

View our upcoming meeting schedule here.

Become an End of Life Doula Association of Canada Supporter

Benefits:

  • Receive a newsletter and attend upcoming training and events, and have access to Zoom recorded meetings
  • Suitable for people who are interested in seeking education, resources, and support to improve the end of life experience for themselves, their extended families, and their community
  • Access to our bi-monthly peer mentoring sessions
  • Also suitable for intended members who would like to become members at a later date
  • No listing or use of logo with EOLDAC
  • Cost is $40 per year (subject to change)

Become an End of Life Doula Association of Canada Full Member

Persons wishing to apply for (or renew) full membership into the End of Life Doula Association of Canada (EOLDAC) are required to do or provide the following:

  • Agree to and sign the EOLDAC Vision & Mission Statement and Scope of Practice
  • Complete a recognized End of Life education program* (proof of program completion or program synopsis may be requested by EOLDAC Board and is subject to Board approval)
  • Be able to demonstrate competency by updating and submitting additional training every 2 years, as well as engaging with other End of Life Doulas on a regular basis
  • Client (or family of client) references upon request
  • A satisfactory criminal record check every 5 years
  • A minimum of 40 hours experience in end of life care / planning and 3 clients after your education is completed and prior to application, so that you can integrate your Doula training into your work.  Some ideas for building up your hours include:
    • doing advance care plans (including family members and friends)
    • providing end of life care services (excluding family members and friends)
    • hosting death cafes
    • volunteering at your local hospice, long term care home or hospital in a palliative care setting
    • volunteering at a Helpline
  • Keep up-to-date with Government and Health agency policies and the resources those agencies make available, in addition to gaining relevant experience in their field

Benefits:

  • Use of logo and association with EOLDAC (including posting and linking to website)
  • Access to forms, Zoom recorded meetings, public Facebook Page, and confidential members Facebook Group
  • Access to our bi-monthly peer mentoring sessions
  • Name and business listed on “Hire a Doula” roster
  • Receive a newsletter and be informed of upcoming training and events
  • Access to our specially priced Group Liability Insurance program (Professional Liability - $1,000,000 limit and Commercial General Liability - $1,000,000 or $2,000,000 limit)
  • Ability to directly influence the community resources page with members-only reviews and ratings
  • Cost is $85 per year** and new applicants are also required to pay a one-time processing fee of $15

Download and print the Scope of Practice »

Download and print the Membership Questionnaire »

Download and print the 40 Hours Experience Record »

*Canadian programs currently approved by the EOLDAC for membership include:

  • Douglas College End-of-Life Doula
  • Institute For Traditional Medicine: Contemplative End of Life Care
  • Home Hospice Association
  • Durham College (required Advance Care Planning and Role/Scope of Doula training, which we can help with)

We also recommend US-based training programs like Doulagivers, INELDA, University of Vermont, Quality of Life Care, Doorway into Light, and the Conscious Dying Institute, however we encourage you to take supplementary training on Canadian Advance Care Planning, which we can help you with.

If you have taken another program, please reach out to us with the course information so we can review it. Please contact us to discuss eligibility requirements for education, training and experience.

**Note: memberships are for a 12 month term, based on the date that you sign up or renew. Failure to renew will result in removal from the roster and you will no longer be permitted to use the EOLDAC logo.