The Northern Birthwork Collective – MakeWay

Background of the organization

The Northern Birthwork Collective’s mission is to create culturally safe and gender inclusive spaces, programming and services for the community as it relates to reproductive health, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the parenting journey.


Project description

The Northern Birthwork Collective will pilot an Indigenous Doula Training program previously deployed in Manitoba (Zaagi’idiwin Indigenous Doula Training program). This project will be grounded in Northern traditional knowledge and holistic practices.

The Foundation’s contribution will also be used to support community consultations with the aim of forming a Knowledge Keeper Advisory Committee, composed of representatives of the six regions of the Northwest Territories. 


  • 2021-2023
  • $ 250,000
  • Funding Type: Focus Area Funding
  • Funding Stream: Reconciliation

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