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For 2017, Dying With Dignity Canada's Annual General Meeting returns to Toronto. Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet the organization's board and staff, cast your ballot in the board elections and learn more about what's ahead for the movement fighting to give all Canadians compassion and choice at end of life.

To attend, you must be a DWDC member in good standing. To check on your membership status, please contact us at, or you can sign up for an annual membership on our website.

DWDC has put together an updated agenda for the AGM, which will be held in the Gwen Liu Meeting Room of the Toronto Public Library’s Northern District branch (40 Orchard View Blvd., near the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton). Pay parking is available in a small lot next door to the library, and a larger, underground parking lot is located across the street.

The scheduled order of events is as follows:

• 1 p.m. — Meet and mingle with Board members and staff (refreshments available)

• 1:30 p.m. — Official welcome and keynote speeches by DWDC Board member and former senator Jim Cowan and Dr. Stefanie Green, co-founder and president of the Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers.

• 2:45 p.m. — Official business of AGM, including DWDC’s Board elections

See the official notice of the AGM here.


Dr. Chantal Perrot and Dr. Jonathan Reggler

This month, we are offering an exclusive opportunity to ask physicians about the end-of-life topics that concern you, including medical assistance in dying (MAID) and patient rights.

This unique, free-to-attend webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 5 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Pacific) and will feature two pioneering physicians in the field of MAID:  

  • B.C’s Dr. Jonathan Reggler, Chair, Physicians Advisory Council, Dying With Dignity Canada
  • Ontario’s Dr. Chantal Perrot, Member, Physicians Advisory Council, Dying With Dignity Canada

We are intimately aware that our supporters have many questions about the on-the-ground experiences of assisted dying providers and how Canadians can best inform themselves about their end-of-life options.  So, to ensure that we can get to as many of your questions as possible, we ask that you please email your questions for Dr. Reggler and Dr. Perrot ahead of time to

Please register for the webinar here:

Please note that this webinar does not replace medical advice from your doctor. The physicians will be able to provide general information and insight. However, they are unable to provide any type of medical assessments during the session.

Dying With Dignity Presentation

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 33 rsvps

Vancouver Island Regional Library - Nanaimo North

Join us for this informative, interactive session on end-of-life choice and assisted dying on Vancouver Island. What is the law in Canada? What needs to change? How can you learn more?


  • Shanaaz Gokool, CEO, Dying With Dignity Canada
  • Dr. David Robertson, Co-chair, MAID Working Group, Island Health

Please RSVP on this page or by emailing Thanks to local volunteers for helping organize this event.

For more Vancouver Island information, visit Victoria Chapter and Island Health's Medical Assistance in Dying pages.


 Please join us on June 17th for a look back at the first year of Medical Assistance In Dying legislation in Canada, with a specific emphasis on where we are at in Alberta.  

1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  –   Opening Remarks and Speaker Introductions – MC – June Churchill

1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  –   Speaker Presentations

     -Salimah Walji-Shivji: Legal framework and Implementation of Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) in Alberta 

     -Jan Lackie: A person story; Jan's MAID journey with her father, Ian Shearer 

3:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.  –   Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A

3:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  –   Closing Remarks 

Parking: On-street parking is available around Memorial Park

For accessible entry: Elevator available from outside the building on the park (west) side. Drop-off access at the back of the library off 12th Avenue SW (one way heading east). Passenger drop-off only. No handicapped parking. Use buzzer for second floor.