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Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association of Canada (CAPPA)

"CAPPA Canada is a division of CAPPA, an international non-profit organization, that was founded in 1998 to offer the highest level of professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labour doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas. CAPPA offers the highest level of evidence based training available. The organization consists of a leadership board, regional representatives, trainers, mentors, advisors and its membership. CAPPA is the most comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum organization available...caring for women before, during, and after birth through education and support.

"CAPPA Canada offers a uniquely Canadian Program, which includes Canadian manuals, and Certification packets, Canadian workshops, Canadian content in the required reading lists, Canadian pricing for memberships and materials, Canadian Directors of Programs, and a Canadian CAPPA website.  The CAPPA Canada office focuses on administration of these services, customer service and promotion of Childbirth and Postpartum Supportive Care in Canada.

"CAPPA Canada is an organization that supports its members, professional organizations, the medical community and childbearing families.  We believe that empowering a woman in the childbirth experience, promoting informed choice, and enhancing awareness of healthy living can create positive results." [from the website]