Ottawa Valley Doulas accepts new membership registrations in November for the following year.

Returning and new members the following are the membership application deadlines:

    November 1st membership opens for new applicants and membership renewals
    November 15th membership closes for new applicants and membership renewals

Ottawa Valley Doulas currently accepts membership requests from doulas who have taken an in person training with a recognized doula training organization. If you have trained with an online training organization only you will need to have one (1) year of applicable work experience prior to requesting membership. If you are unsure if you qualify for registration please contact the OVD executive directly.

To apply for membership you must provide the following:

    Signed copy of the Code of Ethics (OVDA COE)
    Signed copy of the Standards of Practice (OVDA SOP)
    Completed application form.
    You must also show proof of completion of a recognized Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) training. The training must have been taken in the current year.

A copy of your certificate(s) must be included in your membership package, along with the signed SOP and COE.

Please print the abovementioned forms, sign and date, then return via email to

Deadlines are firm. All information must be received from new applicants and renewing members by November 15th in order to be included in membership for the following year.