The Death Doula Ontario Network strives to increase public knowledge in death literacy, enhance end of life care skills and provide up to date resources and information. We are a membership-led network focusing on collaboration, resource and information sharing and on-going professional learning.
Continue to be a vital part of a global movement to better educate, advocate and empower everyone in their end of life journey.
We believe that everyone has the right to better understand their end of life care options, and that end of life education increases informed decision making. Our members strive to enhance death literacy within their communities through public education and death awareness events.
Network members meet monthly to share and learn from each other in how best to "move forward" with their business, their social action enterprise. Members learn how to ensure that their Death Doula practice is of the highest quality and aligns with the core principles and values of the death doula role, and scope of practice.
Our members are dedicated to ensuring respectful and non-judgemental end of life care support. Members are encouraged to engage in on-going learning to ensure that they are up to date on end of life care legislation, process and protocols. Members are supported through one-on-one educational mentorship and group learning.
As a new death doula in 2021, becoming a member of network inspired me to follow this path and gave me the confidence to get started. My fellow members have made suggestions, offered valuable feedback, and shared experiences to help me along the way. I could not be on the brink of launching my business had it not been for their support.
I took my end of life training in 2018, but it wasn't until I joined the network in 2020 that I found the support, ideas and resources that I needed to get my business going. The knowledge and experiences of the other doulas is invaluable. I am so thankful for their encouragement and pers
I’ve been a network member since 2020. After a lengthy career in long term care I felt called to serve my community. Being a member with provides me with current education, resources and a connection with like minded individuals who want to be of service as well. I am grateful.
Being a member of the network provides not only shared tools, resources & best practices but more importantly connection, empathy & support on our unique journeys.
The network provides meaningful networking opportunities. The Facebook group is a wonderful resource as are the Monday night meetings. Getting to know others in the field is important as we press forward in offering our services in community.
The network has provided me with so many learning resources, networking opportunities and a wonderful support system of like minded individuals. Every aspect of the network helps me to best advocate, educate and empower my local community.
I recommend the Death Doula Ontario Network and am proud to be one of the initial members since June 2020. This compassionate community has grown in numbers and knowledge in such a short time.
There is a great deal of value exchanged in the regular meetings, the Facebook group and other interactions.
The Death Doula Ontario Network does not endorse or promote any specific Death Doula services.
Fundamentals of Palliative Care on-line modules
Douglas College End of Life Doula course
Home Hospice Association training
Institute of Traditional Medicine:
Contemplative End of Life Care
Centennial College Thanatology
King's College Thanatology undergraduate program
Wilfrid Laurier Death, Dying and Bereavement Certificate