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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 (5 day program) CRN Location City, Province Registration Deadline
Mar 11-15  11226 Delta Marriott Bessborough Saskatoon, SK Mar 01/19
Mar 15-17, 22-24 *new dates for this location* 11378 Loyalist College Belleville, ON Mar 12/19 *exended*
Mar 25-29  11227 Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Brandon, MB Mar 15/19


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

Course Dates (5 day program)  CRN Location City, Province Registration Deadline
Apr 5-7, 13-14  21134 TBA Ottawa, ON  Mar 29/19 
Apr 6-7, 12-14  21135  VIU - Vancouver Island University Nanaimo, BC  Mar 29/19 
Apr 8-12  21136  Home Inn & Suites   Swift Current, SK  Mar 29/19 
May 3-5, 10-11 21159 TBA Prince Albert, SK Apr 26/19
May 4-5, 10-12 21160 TBA Toronto, ON Apr 26/19
May 13-17 21161 TBA North Bay, ON May 3/19
May 13-17
21163  TBA  Penticton, BC  May 3/19 
May 24-26 & Jun 1-2  21162  TBA Oshawa, ON May 17/19 
May 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 21164 Douglas College Coquitlam, BC May 17/19
May 31, Jun 1, 7-8, 15 21165 TBA Regina, SK May 24/19
Jun 1-2, 7-9 21166 TBA Calgary, AB May 24/19
Jun 8-9, 14-16  21167 TBA Kingston, ON May 31/19 
Jun 10-14 21249 TBA  Victoria, BC  May 31/19 
Jun 24-28 21168  TBA  Whitehorse, YT  Jun 14/19 
Jul 8-12 21250 TBA Williams Lake, BC Jun 28/19 
Jul 15-19 21251  TBA  Kelowna, BC  Jul 8/19 
Jul 29-Aug 2  21252 TBA  St John, NB  Jul 19/19 
Aug 12-16  21253 TBA  Halifax, NS  Aug 2/19 
August  TBA TBA Various Locations, East Coast Canada TBA 
September TBA TBA Winnipeg, MB TBA

For more information, email

Form more information about the work of End of Life Doulas or to join the End of Life Doula Association of Canada, click here: