DWD Canada has a four-part mandate:
- We advocate for compassionate end-of-life choices, and work to accurately inform the public about the constitutional right to medical assistance in dying.
- We inform Canadians about legal end-of-life options and the importance of advance care planning.
- We provide personal support to adults suffering greatly from a grievous and irremediable illness or medical condition, and who wish to die on their own terms.
- We advocate for and support those whose rights are being violated.