Family resource programs are invited to circulate information regarding the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP) from the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC).
The DAFGP provides Indigenous families living in BC up to $1,000.00 (maximum) of coverage for prenatal, birth and/or postpartum doula services (birth support) with each pregnancy. The goal of the program is to increase healthy birth outcomes for Indigenous families by removing the cost barrier to accessing doula support. Doulas can offer a wide variety of services and support, including: emotional and physical support (pain management) during pregnancy and labour; advocacy for birthers’ right to make decisions about their body and baby; assistance with feeding and caring for newborns; and much more!
To qualify for the grant, applicants (either the birthing person or their partner, if applicable) must:
- Be of Indigenous descent (First Nation (status or non-status), Métis, and/or Inuit).
- Reside in BC (both on or off reserve).
The BCAAFC has materials available to distribute. Should you wish to print them in-house, these materials include:
If you are interested in receiving printed copies of these materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- I would like (1-5)* posters
- I would like (10-50)* brochures
- Send these materials to the following address:
- For the attention of:
*Please specify how many you would like to receive.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.