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End-of-Life Doula Certificate

Registration information for scheduled offerings of the certificate program is listed below.

The End-of-Life Doula Certificate (BREV 1100) provides a non-credited college certificate for people wishing to provide quality end-of-life care to people who are dying and for their families.

End-of-Life Doulas are advocates for their clients and complement the work of the medical community and hospice-palliative care workers and volunteers. End-of-Life Doulas assist clients in creating and carrying out their health-care treatment decisions, as well as providing support to clients and their family and friends.

This certificate program has been developed with oversight of an advisory committee that includes representatives from the BC Centre for Palliative Care, the Camp Kerry Society and experienced palliative-care social workers. Click here to see the detailed Course Outline

An End-of-Life Doula will

  • advocate for the best possible experience for the client – this is unique to each client
  • assist clients in creating and carrying out their health care treatment decisions
  • share knowledge about legalities, options and tools (SPEAK UP, MY VOICE) in Canada
  • facilitate communication between client, family and other care providers
  • protect the client’s dignity and the family’s memory during the death experience

End of Life Doula Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) End of Life Doula Certificate Program FAQ 2018

Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in.  Payment of the tuition fee in full, must accompany registration. 

*Course fee 2019:  $750, textbooks are not included.  If CRN is shown, the dates/city can be registered for.  Please check back for those not yet published, thank-you~

2019 Winter Dates (pls check back for updates & additions of cities/dates):

 Course Dates CRN Location City, Province Registration Deadline
Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 11217 Douglas College - Room C1009 Coquitlam, BC Jan 10/19
Jan 14-18 11220

Sheraton Red Deer Savona Room

3310 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer 

Red Deer, AB Jan 11/19 *extended*
Feb 2-3, 8-10  11219 TBA Peterborough, ON Jan 25/19
Feb 4-8  11221 TBA Calgary, AB Jan 25/19
Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9  11222 TBA Moose Jaw, SK Feb 1/19
Feb 23-24, Mar 2-3, 9  11223 Douglas College New Westminster, BC Feb 15/19
Feb 25-Mar 1 11224 TBA Edmonton, AB Feb 15/19
Mar 2-3, 8-10  11225 TBA Barrie, ON Feb 22/19
Mar 11-15  11226 TBA Saskatoon, SK Mar 1/19
Mar 15-17, 22-24 *new dates for this location* TBA  TBA Belleville, ON Mar 8/19
Mar 25-29  11227 TBA Brandon, MB Mar 15/19


2019 Summer Dates (pls check back for updates & additions of cities/dates):

Course Dates CRN Location City, Province Registration Deadline
 Apr 5-7, 13-14  21134 TBA Ottawa, ON  Mar 29/19 
 Apr 6-7, 12-14  21135  TBA Nanaimo, BC  Mar 29/19 
 Apr 8-12  21136  TBA Swift Current, SK  Mar 29/19 
May 3-5, 10-11 TBA TBA Prince Albert, SK Apr 26/19
May 4-5, 10-12 TBA TBA Toronto, ON Apr 26/19
May 14-17 TBA TBA North Bay, ON May 3/19
May 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 TBA Douglas College Coquitlam, BC May 17/19
May 27-31 TBA TBA Penticton, BC May 17/19 
May 31, Jun 1, 7-8, 15 TBA TBA Regina, SK May 24/19
Jun 8-9, 14-16  TBA TBA Kingston, ON May 31/19 
Jul 8-12 TBA TBA Williams Lake, BC Jun 28/19 
August  TBA TBA Various Locations, East Coast Canada TBA 
September TBA TBA Winnipeg, MB TBA


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