Disability Advisory Council

John Scott

Chair, DWD Canada Disability Advisory Council

John was born and educated in Alberta. After being engaged in a number of different businesses in Alberta, he moved to Victoria in the late 1980s. For almost three decades, he had an import/wholesale business, affording the opportunity for extensive travel and the giving him an exposure to many different countries and cultures. He is currently working at a local food bank and enthusiastically embraces the opportunity to work with Dying With Dignity Canada's Disability Advisory Committee to further a cause he has long felt passionate about.

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Linda Jarrett

Executive Member, DWD CANADA DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Linda has Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and has experienced a steady decline in mobility over the past 16 years. She relies on travel scooters, stair glides and driving with hand controls to maintain her fiercely cherished independence.

 

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John Priddle

Member, DWD CANADA DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

John enjoyed a career as a business owner, a volunteer for fair trade organizations and a professor of marketing and communications in universities in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Along the way, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Univ. of Ottawa and later an EMBA from Concordia.

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Pashta MaryMoon

Member, DWD CANADA DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Pashta MaryMoon is a practicing Death Midwife and Advance Care Planning consultant. She is also the executive director of the Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives (CINDEA) and the originator of the CAN-ADWEN Facebook group (acronym for CANadian Alternatives for Deathcare -- Wholistic, Ecological, and/or Natural).

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Carol Rankmore

Member, DWD CANADA DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Carol Rankmore has an Honours English degree from the University of Manitoba. She enjoyed a successful career teaching high school level English in Winnipeg for 27 years, ending her career with three years as a vice-principal in The Pas, Manitoba. Since retiring to Stratford Ontario, she has volunteered in several capacities with Dying with Dignity Canada, including organizing Curl for Choice in Guelph for two years and serving two years on the Steering Committee of the Grand River Chapter of DWDC.

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Terry Wiens

Member, DWD CANADA DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Since 1996, Terry has been wheelchair dependent because of polio, which he contracted when he was three years old. Having grown up in hospitals, Terry has since lived as independently as possible. He spent almost 15 years working in mental health before leaving healthcare to work as a policy analyst for the British Columbia government. He also has a long history of activism with a primary focus on access and quality-of-life issues for a wide range of disabilities.

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