How to access assisted dying in the Ottawa region

A summary of the MAID process and what resources are available in the Ottawa region.

For an overview of MAID and end-of-life decisions in Ontario, including how you can find someone to help you, please refer to the Government of Ontario's website

For a more detailed overview of the full pathway for MAID, please refer to the flowchart provided by the Centre for Effective Practice below or click on the link for the full document

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DWDC's Shine a Light access map was put together by volunteers all over Canada to find out what policies exist in facilities, if any. Listed below are some hospitals, hospices, and long-term care homes in the west, central, east and south areas of Ottawa:

Ottawa West

Carlingview Manor
Address: 2330 Carling Avenue
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Revera, the company that manages this facility, says assisted dying is allowed at all of its long-term care homes across Canada.
Last update: 21-Dec-16

Hospice Care Ottawa – Ruddy-Shenkman
Address: 110 McCurdy Drive
Type of institution: Palliative-care hospice
Is assisted dying allowed? No
Assisted dying is not allowed on-site, but Hospice Care Ottawa says assessments for assisted dying will be allowed on the premises
Last update: 6-Feb-17

Peter D. Clark Centre
Address: 7 Meridian Place
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Assisted dying is allowed on-site, according to the City of Ottawa, which manages the facility. However, the City has yet to approve a finalized assisted dying policy for its long-term care facilities.
Last updated: 13-Jan-17

Queensway-Carleton Hospital
Address: 3045 Baseline Road
Type of institution: Hospital
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Queensway-Carleton has passed a policy allowing medical assistance in dying on-site.
Last update: 10-Dec-16
https://www.qch.on.ca/MedicalAssistanceinDying

Ottawa Central

Hillel Lodge
Address: 10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? No
Assisted dying is not allowed on-site, but the facility says it will allow residents to be assessed for assisted dying on the premises.
Last updated: 6-Feb-17

May Court Hospice
Address: 114 Cameron Avenue
Type of institution: Palliative-care hospice
Is assisted dying allowed? No
Assisted dying is not allowed on-site, but Hospice Care Ottawa, the organization that manages the facility, says assessments for assisted dying will be allowed on the premises.
Last updated: 6-Feb-17

The Ottawa Hospital - Civic
Address: 1053 Carling Avenue
Type of institution: Hospital
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Last updated: 16-Nov-16

Ottawa East

Centre d’Accueil Champlain
Address: 275 Perrier Avenue
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Assisted dying is allowed on-site, according to the City of Ottawa, which manages the facility. However, the City has yet to approve a finalized assisted dying policy for its long-term care facilities.
Last updated: 13-Jan-17

Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
Address: 43 Bruyère St.
Type of institution: Hospital
Is assisted dying allowed? No
A leading palliative care facility in Ottawa, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital has repeated said it would not allow assisted dying on-site. A number of media stories have been written about the hospital's position.
Last updated: 16-Nov-16

Garry D. Armstrong Home
Address: 200 Island Lodge Rd
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Assisted dying is allowed on-site, according to the City of Ottawa, which manages the facility. However, the City has yet to approve a finalized assisted dying policy for its long-term care facilities.
Last updated: 13-Jan-17

La Maison de l'Est
Address: 879 Hiawatha Park Rd
Type of institution: Palliative-care hospice
Is assisted dying allowed? No
Assisted dying is not allowed on-site, but Hospice Care Ottawa, the organization that manages the facility, says assessments for assisted dying will be allowed on the premises.
Last updated: 6-Feb-17

Montfort
Address: 705 Montreal Rd
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Revera, the company that manages this facility, says assisted dying is allowed at all of its long-term care homes across Canada.
Last updated: 21-Dec-16

Montfort Hospital
Address: 713 Montreal Rd
Type of institution: Hospital
Is assisted dying allowed? Maybe/Unclear
Montclair Hospital does not have a finalized policy on assisted dying. Correspondence with hospital seems to suggest that patients are or will be allowed to access assisted dying on-site.
Last updated: 13-Jan-17

The Ottawa Hospital - General
Address: 501 Smyth Rd
Type of institution: Hospital
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Last updated: 16-Nov-16

Perley-Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Address: 1750 Russell Road
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Management says eligible residents will be allowed to access assisted dying on-site. However, they have not issued policies outlining protocols for medical assistance in dying.
Last updated: 10-Dec-16

Ottawa South

Carleton Lodge
Address: 55 Lodge Road
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Assisted dying is allowed on-site, according to the City of Ottawa, which manages the facility. However, the City has yet to approve a finalized assisted dying policy for its long-term care facilities.
Last updated: 13-Jan-17

Longfields Manor
Address: 330 Beatrice Dr, Nepean, ON
Type of institution: Long-term care home
Is assisted dying allowed? Yes
Revera, the company that manages this facility, says assisted dying is allowed at all of its long-term care homes across Canada.
Last updated: 21-Dec-16

 If you would like to contribute to this access map, find more information here: http://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/progress_map.

Additional reading:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy on MAID: http://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies-Publications/Policy/Medical-Assistance-in-Dying

College of Nurses of Ontario’s resources for MAID: http://www.cno.org/en/trending-topics/medical-assistance-in-dying/