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Update: We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event, as all of the spots have been taken. If you wish to be put on the wait list, please contact event organizer Janice McBride at

The Ottawa Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada invites you to attend a panel discussion on the implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), addressing the delivery of MAID, issues of access and the importance of effective referral by objecting medical practitioners. A question and discussion period will follow panelists remarks.

 We are pleased to announce that the panelists will include:

  • Shanaaz Gokool, CEO of Dying With Dignity Canada
  • Daphne Gilbert, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Tea, coffee and water will be provided by our volunteers.

Parking is available at the rear of the building, but is limited. We encourage you to car pool or to take public transportation. The OC Transpo buses number 94, 95, 156, 172, 174, 178 stop at the corner of Tallwood and Woodroffe. Please note that this facility is scent-free and smoke-free.

As space is limited, please register for this event with Janice McBride,


End of Life Choices- Lethbridge- February 7th 2017

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization in Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Dying With Dignity Canada's Lethbridge Chapter is hosting an evening video presentation and informal conversation on End of Life Choices. This is a free public event. Everyone is welcome. Please save the date and join us.

Noreen Campbell of North Saanich, BC is suffering from cancer and facing the end of her life. In her amazing video, she will share with us her reasons for choosing medical assistance in dying and her thoughts of being approved for it. DWDC Physicians Advisory Council member, Dr. David Amies will then offer an update on medical assistance in dying provincially and nationally.  All are invited to participate in an open conversation, sharing thoughts and ideas regarding death and dying in our society.  Are we getting more comfortable talking openly about death?  Is our community tolerant of a variety of choices at end of life?  How could we encourage more conversations about death and end of life care? 


Information Table @ Central Library

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 02:00 PM

Meet representatives from Victoria's chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada to learn and share your thoughts and experiences about death -- a taboo subject for many people in our society. Information on advance care planning, assisted dying and patient rights will also be available. Drop-in.

Dying With Dignity Canada is the national organization committed to improving quality of dying, expanding end-of-life choices and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.

Parking is available in the Broughton Street Parkade under the Library. First hour is free. Saturday rates from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. are $2 per hour (charged in 15 minute increments).

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Death & Dying: Talking About It Won't Kill You (workshop)

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Esquimalt Recreation Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada

Death is still a taboo subject for many people in our society. Join us to open conversations, learn, and share your thoughts and experiences. Get more comfortable with something that affects us all. Includes information on advance care planning, assisted dying and patient rights. For a small donation to cover printing costs, Advance Care Planning kits will be available. You can also download and print your Advance Care Planning kit ahead of time here. 

Workshop fee: $2.

Registration required. Call Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 250-412-8500 to book your spot.