Birthing Families Matter is a Canadian Charity whose mission is to fund, facilitate and carry out activities and programs which support birthing families. BFM Programs serve the birthing community with objectives to reduce health disparities for low income, marginalized, racialized, and oppressed populations and for those encountering disability, family violence, and/or addiction. Recent Research has demonstrated that when families, especially those who are at risk, are supported through the entire perinatal period and beyond, they experience improved birth outcomes and enhanced early childhood development.
Through the Birthing Families Matter Programs and partnerships our goal is to offer families doula support, counselling, food and mentorship to fill the gaps in our system. This is in alignment with the American College of OBGYNs recommendation to engage rings of support around birthing families to foster increased health and well-being in the birth and postpartum period.
With improved support for families, these services will lead to better birth outcomes, the long term health and well-being of children and families, and a community of support workers (doulas) who are informed and supported in order to extend specialized perinatal care out into the community. Birthing Families Matter Society supports both families and workers, ultimately strengthening and uplifting our communities as a whole. For more information about the Charity or our programs, please contact us.
The Birthing Families Matter team.
A big thank you to the Victoria Foundation for selecting us as a recipient of their Community Recovery Program grant! This Grant will help us launch our Birthing Families Counselling program, coming soon. We appreciate the support of Victoria Foundation towards our initiative to build resilient, healthy families in our communities”
We at Birthing Families Matter would like to extend a big thank you to the Coastal Community Credit Union for selecting us as a recipient of their Relief and Resiliency Fund grant! This will fund the JaneApp software we require to launch our Counselling for Birthing Families program, coming soon. We are so happy for the support of the Coastal Community Credit Union towards our initiative to build resilient, healthy families in our communities!
Thank you to the Victoria Foundation, along with Community Foundations of Canada for supporting the Community Doula Connection program, as well as the Nesting Doula Collective’s programming to support birthing families, via the Gender Equality Fund.