The Doula Association of Edmonton was created by doulas for doulas. We strive to be a supportive network for newly trained or senior doulas. Together we learn from each other, we support each other and we work towards advancing and promoting labour and postpartum support as an option for childbearing families in the Edmonton area. We wish to see our doula community grow over the years and we hope that you can call the Doula Association of Edmonton home.
What isn't the Doula Association of Edmonton? The Doula Association of Edmonton is not a certifying organization and is not associated with any particular certifying organizations. DAE does not promote any particular path to becoming a doula over another.
What are the benefits of joining DAE? DAE is for doulas from all different backgrounds that are looking to join together for community, support and education.
Community - connect with other doulas in your area.
Support - share your experiences with others.
Continuing education - learn more from a wide variety of speakers in the birthing community about topics relevant to your needs and interests.
Membership Meetings Membership meetings are held on the last Tuesday of everyother month from 7-9PM. Each meeting consists of introductions, reports from the executive, business, discussion topics and time for sharing experiences and socializing. Minutes are available to all members in the file section of our facebook members group.
Educational Meetings Educational meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every other month from 7-9PM. Instructors will address specific topics relating to childbearing and the postpartum period. These meetings are reserved for members only.
Referral Lists Doulas who wish to provide birth or postpartum support can indicate their desire to be listed on the Doula Association Member List.
Facebook Group All members are invited to join the Facebook group. This group allows members to connect with each other, be informed of events and education opportunities, debrief after a birth or ask questions to the membership about pregnancy, childbearing, postpartum and parenting. Please note that there are two groups, one for members-only and one for the wider public.
Membership fees are $50 per year (April to March). The price of membership is the same whether or not you become a member in September or April.
DAE Equal Opportunities Sponsorship The Doula Association of Edmonton recognizes that diversity is imperative to a thriving community of birth support professionals. In order to stand behind this stance with action, we have introduced a sponsorship program in order to ensure that every doula has the opportunity to be a member of DAE. If you are a member of the BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ community or self-identify as facing additional barriers as a birth worker, we encourage you to apply to have your membership fee covered by the DAE Equal Opportunities Sponsorship. To do so, please email email@example.com with the subject line "DAE Sponsorship Application."
If you choose to become a member, please make sure to do all of the following: - Fill and submit the BECOME A MEMBER form below - Read the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice documents and agree to them by clicking on the MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT button - Pay your membership fee via etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a different method of payment, please contact the DAE Executive by email