Get personal support

Our Personal Support Program provides information, education and emotional support to Canadians who are exploring their legal end-of-life options.

To reach DWDC's Personal Support Program, send an email to or call us toll-free at 1-844-395-3640. We do not encourage anyone to end their life, nor do we provide the means to do so. 

How we can help

Answering your questions. Do you have questions about your options for end of life? Do you want to make sure your wishes for end of life care are followed? Do you need ideas on how to support a loved one or client who has just received a terminal diagnosis? Contact DWDC's Personal Support team for useful, up-to-date information about assisted dying, patient rights and end-of-life care. 

nino-400.jpgEmotional support. Grappling with a catastrophic diagnosis is never easy, and no one should have to go through it alone. If you have fears about your condition or how you will die, you can share them with Nino Sekopet, DWDC's Personal Support Program Manager (pictured). An accredited psychotherapist who specializes in trauma and loss, he treats callers with dignity and respect.

Patient navigation. As a Canadian, you have rights to control your healthcare and make decisions that are right for you. But sometimes those rights are abused. If you find yourself in this situation, we can help. We inform patients and substitute decision-makers of their rights and help them navigate the medical system. We help defend individuals whose rights are not being respected. On occasion, we work with the media to shed light on cases of injustice.

Gatherings for a Gentle Conversation. Talking about death and dying is difficult. But, to plan effectively for end of life, we must break the taboo. Contact us for tips on how to broach the subject with family members and friends. We can show you how to host a Gathering for a Gentle Conversation in your home or at a community centre near you.