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Come join a free three part conversation series to talk about life, death and the questions that matter. 

PART III Having the Difficult Discussions

This event is sponsored by Champlain Hospice Palliative Program and the OutCare Foundation with a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

Register by calling the number below or following this link: http://conta.cc/2bbVj4c 

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SACPA.jpgJoin the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs for a special panel discussion on How and when can the new Medical Assistance In Dying law be applied in Lethbridge? on Tuesday, September 27 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m) in the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery, 810 – 5 Ave. S.  Panel members will outline how MAID is being implemented in Lethbridge and why the new legislation ought to be extended.

 

Panel members are:

Leeca Sonnema, Senior Program Manager and member of the Medical Assistance in Dying Secretariat, Alberta Health Services

Sean Chilton, Chief Zone Officer, South Zone, Alberta Health Services

Nancy Campbell, Coordinator-MAID Care Team, South Zone, Alberta Health Services

John Warren, Dying With Dignity Canada, Lethbridge Chapter

 

There will be ample opportunities for audience questions.

The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library is hosting the session.  More information is available on the SACPA website .

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Chapter Meeting- Kingston- September 27th 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
Ongwanada Auditorium in Kingston, ON, Canada

 

At the upcoming meeting of the Kingston Chapter, Dr Gerald Ashe from Brockville will speak about accessing Medical Assistance in Dying.  Dr Ashe is a member of Dying With Dignity Canada's Physicians Advisory Council.  In his medical practice, he has provided medical assistance in dying to one or more patients. 

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'Ask Nino' Webinar- Virtual- September 29th 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 08:00 PM · 68 rsvps
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*This session is now full. We will contact our supporters when the next session is planned*

Are you considering your end of life options? Do you have questions about MAID in Canada? Would you like to learn more about Dying With Dignity Canada's programs?

Please join us for a unique opportunity to have all your questions answered. Dying With Dignity Canada is hosting a webinar featuring Canada's leading end-of-life counselor, Nino Sekopet. 

Please note that this is a virtual session that can be accessed through your computer or by calling in via a toll-free number. For log in details, please contact Kelsey at kelsey@dyingwithdignity.ca

This session will be held at 8pm Eastern Time on September 29th 2016. 


This event is hosted by Centre for Inquiry Calgary:

Gary Bauslaugh is the author of three books related to assisted death in Canada; his most recent (The Right to Die, April 2016) tells the stories of the courageous Canadians, from the 1940s to the present, whose often heroic actions helped create a climate of acceptance of the idea that assisted death should be legalized in Canada.

The Supreme Court of Canada’s historic ruling in February, 2015, declared the law prohibiting assisted death unconstitutional, and provided guidelines for new legislation which would be in tune with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Then it was up to the politicians to pass actual legislation, an exercise that many of whom have been advocates for progressive reform on assisted dying looked forward to with great hope and anticipation.

The results, however, were problematic. Bauslaugh spoke out against the proposed legislation and on May 6 was called to Ottawa to speak on the matter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. His views were reflected in the Senate’s initial rejection of the legislation.

Still, the flawed Bill was passed in June – a negation of the efforts of many Canadians, over many years, to protect the right of grievously ill and suffering Canadians to have a dignified and peaceful death.

In his talk Bauslaugh discusses how and why this happened and looks at where we go from here.

Tickets will be sold at the door. This event is free for CFI and MRU Secular Humanists members (with card) and $10 for the general public.


This event is hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge: 

Gary Bauslaugh is the author of three books related to assisted death in Canada; his most recent (The Right to Die, April 2016) tells the stories of the courageous Canadians, from the 1940s to the present, whose often heroic actions helped create a climate of acceptance of the idea that assisted death should be legalized in Canada.

The Supreme Court of Canada’s historic ruling in February, 2015, declared the law prohibiting assisted death unconstitutional, and provided guidelines for new legislation which would be in tune with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Then it was up to the politicians to pass actual legislation, an exercise that many of whom have been advocates for progressive reform on assisted dying looked forward to with great hope and anticipation.

The results, however, were problematic. Bauslaugh spoke out against the proposed legislation and on May 6 was called to Ottawa to speak on the matter to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. His views were reflected in the Senate’s initial rejection of the legislation.

Still, the flawed Bill was passed in June – a negation of the efforts of many Canadians, over many years, to protect the right of grievously ill and suffering Canadians to have a dignified and peaceful death.

In his talk Bauslaugh discusses how and why this happened and looks at where we go from here.

 


Advance Care Planning Workshop- Toronto- October 1st 2016

Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Dying With Dignity Canada Offices in Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

*This workshop is now at capacity. We will be in touch with supporters with future workshop dates soon*

Please join Dying With Dignity Canada for an Advance Care Planning Workshop. Knowing your rights as a patient will help you make crucial decisions about your future medical care. In the session, you will learn how to develop an Advance Care Plan that is consistent with your end-of-life instructions. A light lunch will be provided. 

Please email kelsey@dyingwithdignity.ca or call 647-559-4125 to register. 

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Bill C-14 is law since mid-June. What does it mean? How does it impact end-of-life care? What are the challenges? What’s needed next?

 

Speakers:

  • Victoria MP Murray Rankin:
    How Ottawa passed flawed legislation and what can be done to rectify it
  • Dr. David Robertson (Co-chair, MAID Working Group, Island Health):
    Ensuring equitable provision and monitoring of MAID on Vancouver Island
  • Dr. Stefanie Green (local physician offering MAID services):
    The reality of MAID services
  • Ellen Agger & Jeffrey Brooks (DWDC Victoria Chapter):
    Where next for DWDC and our chapter?


Co-sponsored by Dying With Dignity Canada Victoria Chapter and MP Murray Rankin

Questions? victoria@dyingwithdignity.ca

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This event is hosted by Kingston WritersFest.

 

The life-and-death issue of physician-assisted death is at the forefront of current affairs in Canada. Carol Off leads a timely discussion with Sandra Martin, author of A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices, public health reporter and public policy writer André Picard of the Globe and Mail, and Chris Simpson, past-president of the Canadian Medical Association, who writes, “This is a complex and difficult issue for the profession from both an ethical and clinical standpoint.” Joining the debate is Dr. Udo Schüklenk, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, who believes that the issues of palliative care and doctor-assisted dying shouldn’t be mixed. But pressures to decide on the parts of the patient, the physician, and the family, plus the uncertainty about the pending federal legislation, make this a discussion not to be missed.

Moderated by Carol Off

Follow the link for ticket information: http://kingstongrand.ca/event/37-big-idea-good-death 

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Come join a free three part conversation series to talk about life, death and the questions that matter. 

PART I Introduction to Advance Care Planning

This event is sponsored by Champlain Hospice Palliative Program and the OutCare Foundation with a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

Register by calling the number below or following this link: http://conta.cc/2bbVFId 

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