You can see the benefits in a comparative table here. Over the years, as well as since the beginning of the pandemic, QAD has demonstrated its relevance and necessity to guide and represent our community to various health groups, organizations as well as to the media. It is our primary mandate to represent doulas and to ensure that they can pursue their activities with respect and value of their work. We have done this, among other things, through representation with the Ministry of Health and professional orders, in partnership and consultation with organizations advocating for the rights of people giving birth, by sending professional travel authorizations so that our doulas can practice their profession and circulate during the curfew, etc. As we are not a granting body, your support is essential to the continuation of our activities.
Being a member of QAD means:
If you have completed the theoretical part of your training, and if you are currently in an internship, meaning you are doing a complete follow up on your type of accompaniment, you can be admitted as a student member. For birth doulas, once you have attended four births (two full follow-ups and two which can be your own births) you can become an active member by providing us with your diploma.
As we are an association that represents all doulas, we cannot recommend a particular school. It also depends on the type of practice you are interested in. We have compiled a list of schools that we recognize and we are giving you some tips for choosing your training here.
If you do not find the answer to your question, you can contact us by filling out the following form or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org