Supporting Indigenous Families

Zaagi’idiwin’s one day training for non-indigenous birth workers

Candace Neumann (Indigenous Doula) & Melissa Brown ( Indigenous Midwife) will provide knowledge and information to support non-indigenous folks to work through an anti-oppression, anti-racism, and trauma informed lens. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information and tools for participants to work toward ally-ship with indigenous birth workers and families.

Topics covered will include:

  • In depth discussion of oppression and colonization of indigenous women and families and the specific impacts on

    reproductive/birth rights of indigenous women in Canada.

  • Systemic racism and violence against indigenous women, and the impacts on indigenous birth outcomes, and health.

  • White privilege, cultural appropriation and ally-ship.

  • Traditional practices, rights of passage, and reproductive health of indigenous families.

  • How to incorporate this knowledge into current practices as a birth worker: systemically, and personally.

The Details:

Date: Coming Soon!

Time: 10am - 4pm (there will be a lunch break & snack will be provided)

How much: $100.00 plus GST (Proceeds from this training go directly to the Zaagi’idiwin’s doula training program)

Where: 83-206 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Mb



Breastfeeding for Doulas

This 4 hour course meets the requirements needed for DONA’s birth and postpartum doula certification and re-certification.

Lynette is an international board certified lactation consultant and registered nurse who has been working with breastfeeding families for 10 years. She is passionate about providing realistic and no-judgement help to families to achieve their breastfeeding goals. With compassion and gentleness, Lynette provides an evidence-based and judgement-free approach to helping every mother and baby. When she’s not doing home visits (and soon, office visits!), Lynette runs two Facebook breastfeeding support groups where she interacts with moms online. She also enjoys volunteering with her local Baby Blessings group, providing postpartum meals, hampers, and basic breastfeeding help to moms in her local area. When she’s not immersed in her professional passion, you will find Lynette with her other passion, her husband and 3 young children. They love spending their time walking and playing at the park.


  • When: January 20th, 2019

  • Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • How much: $75 + GST

  • Where: 206-83 SHERBROOK ST, Winnipeg

  • Who: Doula's who want to become certified or need re-certification hours.