The AOD’s goal is to educate the public, health care community and third party insurers as to the benefits of doula presence for new and expectant families. Our goal with the Registered Doula of Ontario (RDO) designation is to lay a solid foundation of criteria to lobby for greater utilization by families. We are simultaneously working to increase knowledge and understanding by health care providers, government agencies and third party payers. Please allow up to 30 days for approval notification.
Only doulas who’ve completed certification through one of the following organizations will be approved. We recommend only applying if you are currently certified through an approved organization, and in good standing. ALL applications are reviewed individually to ensure compliance.
Approved Certifications include:
Birth Arts International
Doula Training Canada
DOULASinc (formerly The Nesting Instinct)