Dying With Dignity Canada Chapters

Kingston

From 2006 to 2014, individual members of DWDC held informal meetings for interested persons in Kingston. On two occasions, Wanda Morris, DWDC's former CEO, visited to conduct leadership sessions, and later, she and DWDC's Personal Support Program Manager, Nino Sekopet, held a meeting to outline goals. In 2014, five coordinators signed the document to declare the Kingston Chapter.

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Niagara

The Niagara chapter began in 2016, co-chaired by Jim Cooper and Nina Syrnyk who, unbeknownst to each other, were inquiring about starting one in Niagara at the same time.

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Ottawa

A small group of Ottawa individuals joined forces eagerly in 2014 to establish an Ottawa chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada.

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Hamilton

The Hamilton Chapter was founded in 2015 to support the work of Dying With Dignity Canada, and to promote public education and advocacy locally through end-of-life planning workshops and speaker events.

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Calgary

We claim the distinction of being the first chapter formed in Canada. At a DWD Canada workshop in April of 2012, John Warren, who was then Vice President of Dying With Dignity Canada, urged Trish Remmers and Sigrid Wili to start a chapter.

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Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island chapter was formed in April 2012 following a discussion with Wanda Morris, DWDC's CEO at that time.

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Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada was started in October of 2012 and became official in January 2013 by Sheilia Sperry who remains the current Chapter Head.

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Lethbridge

The Lethbridge Chapter has grown in leaps and bounds in just a few years. Cheryl Bradley, Susan Whishaw, Norma Boulton, Bev Potter and John Warren coordinate the work of the Lethbridge Chapter. In fall 2014, Dr. David Amies of Lethbridge joined DWD Canada’s Physicians Advisory Council. 

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Vancouver

The Vancouver Chapter is co-chaired by DWDC Board Member Dr. Sue Hughson.

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Victoria

The Victoria chapter formed in December 2015 and later expanded its reach to represent the interests of more than 2,000 Dying With Dignity Canada supporters on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We work closely with the Vancouver chapter.

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