Postpartum Doula Training in Canada


There is no requirement in Canada to have a certification to become a postpartum doula.  This includes all of the provinces in the country.  There is also no Bachelors degree requirement in order to start working in the country.

The following is a list of training workshops or courses available within Canda which you can use as your postpartum doula training.  If the classes are affiliated with a certification granting organization such as DONA or CAPPA, it will be noted in the details.  You are required be at least 18 to be eligible to attend.



Postpartum Doula Training in Edmonton, AB

Organization Name: Toronto Family Doulas
Website: http://torontofamilydoulas.com
Instructor:  Alex Weinberger
Email:  hello@torontofamilydoulas.com
Phone:  416.834.9958


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop.  This will count as 20 credit hours towards a ProDoula certification which combines the certification for both a postpartum doula and infant care doula. You do not have to be enrolled through ProDoula in order to attend and receive training. There will be a pre-test to gauge your knowledge before you start the workshop to ensure that you understand the very basics.  The workshop is offered on May 10-11, 2017.


Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $595  There is a ProDoula membership fee of $75 for the first year and $50 for subsequent years.


Registration Details

To register, pay online, and read additional workshop policies, click here.





Postpartum Doula Training in Ontario, Toronto


Organization Name:  Toronto Yoga Mamas
Website:  Torontoyogamamas.com
Email:  hello@torontoyogamamas.com
Phone:  416-406-0116


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The 3 day Postpartum Doula training workshop will grant a certification after completion.  This workshop also fulfills the workshop requirement from DONA if you decide to pursue a DONA certification after completing the class.


Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will teach you the following concepts:
  • Discuss the supportive role of a postpartum doula during the immediate postpartum period (first 3 months after childbirth)
  • Identify common postpartum questions and concerns a new family will have
  • Engage in providing comfort and emotional suppor to both the new mother and baby
  • Understand the different cues and behaviors of a newborn and what they mean
  • Learn how to provide breastfeeding support by learning positions, latching, and milk handling

Costs and Fees

The complete birth doula course is $549.  There is a discount if you register early.


Registration Details

You can register and pay online here.