The Matraea Centre

The Matraea Centre, located in the heart of Duncan, British Columbia, is a unique maternity resource and family health centre catering especially to pregnant women and families through an array of health and wellness services. The Centre is stroller and wheelchair accessible via a dedicated ramp within the courtyard. 

In 2011, Registered Midwives Selina Boily and Kate Koyote re-purposed BCTEL's 1923 home as a , welcoming environment for families to connect to as a community resource.  The Matraea Centre's rustic red brick walls, stunning original art and peaceful, private courtyard in which clients and patients relax, picnic with little ones, and catch-up with other families, reflect the midwives' careful design, intention and commitment to creating a Centre that has become a cornerstone of maternity care in the Cowichan.  

The focus of the Matraea Centre is on collaborative, high-quality holistic care. Home to the Cowichan Midwifery Group, now comprising six midwives who between them deliver nearly half of all the babies in the Cowichan Valley, the Centre provides a range of health and wellness services including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, counselling, massage therapy as well as pre-natal education, pre-and post-natal fitness classes, and more. Although many of the services provided by the Centre's Practitioners require private payment, maternity services provided by Registered Midwives have been fully-funded by BC's MSP since 1998.

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary March 1st, 2016, The Matraea Centre continues to make a home for brick and mortar store, Matraea Mercantile, a Mama and Baby eco-boutique, where you can browse a comprehensive selection of organic and natural products for the peri-natal period.

Embracing wellness, family, and community, we invite you to visit and explore our products and services.

Address / Contact Info

170 Craig St Duncan , BC V9L 1V9
Director and Managing Partner : Rupert Koyote

Phone Numbers

The Cowichan Midwifery Group : (250) 709-2040
Rupert Koyote: Managing Partner : (250) 709-5495
Fax : (250) 746-0231

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday


Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible
Can I bring my child?: yes
Family friendly facility includes waiting area with selection of children's toys, etc.

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This program was last updated on 08 Feb 2016.