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Become a Member

Prior to joining, please be sure to review our Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Membership Requirements. Membership can be made online by credit card or via e-transfer to doulaassociationofalberta@gmail.com. If payment is made by e-transfer, please allow up to one week for membership to be processed.

1) Training​

The Doula Association of Alberta recognizes the wide range of training, certification, and experiences that members may have. Members are required to meet the following minimums related to professional training:

  • An approved training course, with a minimum of 16 instructional hours, from an approved trainer. Below is a list of the most commonly used training organizations. If you do not see your organization listed, please contact us.​​

    • DONA International​

    • BeboMia

    • CAPPA

    • Doula Training Canada

    • Matrona

    • ProDoula

    • Pacific Rim

    • Birth Arts International​

    • The Cornerstone

    • StillBirthDay Doula Training

OR

  • Indigenous Birthworker (supporting documents required, contact Indigenous Birth of Alberta). This option is included to recognize and honour the traditional teaching practices of indigenous birth workers than may differ from the trainings listed above.

2) Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice

All members must accept the terms of and abide by the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice.

3) Insurance

All members are required to carry professional insurance. Insurance is available through the Doula Association of Alberta or members can provide proof of insurance upon joining.

For more information about the insurance through the DAA please visit this link.  The Insurance policy included with membership covers the following modalities only: 

  • Doula services (Birth Doula, Post-Partum Doula, Fertility Doula, Pregnancy Loss Doula)

  • Non-invasive ancillary pre and post natal services

  • Lactation and breast feeding consultation

  • Pregnancy Apparel consultation

  • Infant and Child car safety seminars

  • Child birth educator

4) Continuing Education

In order to balance accessibility with professional development, all members will be required to complete 10 hours of continuing education (online or in person) each year.​

  • This may include but is not limited to: observation of childbirth education series, webinars, mentoring, or participation in other applicable continuing education (ie: infant feeding, infant massage, loss support, etc.). Any additional full trainings (ex: postpartum doula training following birth doula training) are also eligible.

  • These hours are designed to be meaningful but flexible. There will be training opportunities offered by DAA as well a list of ideas for free trainings. That being said, members are by no means limited to training ideas put forward by the DAA.

  • CEUs are not required. Both free and paid trainings are eligible.

  • Members will show completion by submitting continuing education submission form through the website, prior to renewal period each year.

Membership Requirements

Insurance Information

please refer to these documents + links prior to reaching out to the DAA with questions.

Membership Options

  • NEW Membership & Insurance Bundle 23-24

    231$
    Welcome! Elevate your doula career with YOUR new membership.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Insurance coverage for one year starting October 1, 2023*
    • Access to specialized trainings & members only discounts
    • Access to provincial level advocacy
    • Access to a provincial members-only facebook group
    • Directory listing
    • Membership badge
  • BYO Insurance

    91$
    Membership only - you must present your own insurance
     
    • Access to specialized trainings and members only discounts
    • Access to provincial level advocacy
    • Access to a provincial members only facebook group
    • Directory listing
    • Membership badge
    • Membership valid until September 30, 2024
  • Indigenous Memb.

    91$
    Membership valid until September 30th, 2024
     
    • All opportunities associated with membership
    • Insurance requirement waived
    • Recognition of traditional training practices

* Yearly Membership rates may fluctuate as per Prolink's market rate. 

Fully year membership is valid October 1-September 30.  2023-24 cost is $231 for full year DAA Membership & PROLINK Insurance.  

Memberships & Insurance purchased mid year will only be valid until September 30 2024, but can be renewed.

 

If you require additional insurance coverage for other modalities (ex: yoga, personal training), or have any questions please contact us. 

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