For the first time in four years, Dying With Dignity Canada's 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place in beautiful Vancouver on Sunday, May 26.
This is an opportunity for our members to meet the organization's board and staff and to cast your ballot in the board election. As always, you can expect exciting updates on DWDC’s efforts to empower Canadians to understand, defend and navigate their legal end-of-life rights.
- Official notice of DWDC's 2019 Annual General Meeting (PDF)
- Meet the candidates for DWDC's 2019-2020 Board of Directors
- Download the package of materials for the AGM's Official Business
University of Toronto bioethicist Dr. Jennifer L. Gibson will be the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Gibson chaired the Council of Canadian Academies’ panel on advance requests for medical assistance in dying. This panel of researchers was one of three commissioned by the federal government to explore the future of end-of-life choice for groups that have been discriminated against under the federal assisted dying law.
Dr. Jennifer Gibson will be the keynote speaker at DWDC's 2019 Annual General Meeting.
The AGM will also feature a special presentation by two leaders in DWDC’s Vancouver Chapter. Dr. Sue Hughson and Alex Muir will reflect on their on-the-ground experiences coordinating the chapter’s independent-witnessing program. This program enlists and trains volunteers who can witness a person’s request for assisted dying, helping them jump through an administrative hoop imposed by the law.
This year’s AGM will be the first since DWDC reobtained charitable status in Fall 2018. This energizing development is one of several milestones DWDC experienced over the past year. We look forward to sharing more updates with you in addition to holding our annual Board elections. Click here to see the list of candidates who are on the ballot this year.
The AGM is open to the public. However, only DWDC members in good standing can vote in the Board elections. To check on your membership status, please contact us at [email protected], or you can sign up for or renew your annual membership on our website. You can RSVP on this page or by emailing us at [email protected]. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 16.
This year's AGM will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown. The order of events is as follows (all times in Pacific):
- Noon — Meet and mingle with board members and staff (refreshments available)
- 12:30 p.m. — Official welcome and keynote speeches
- 2 p.m. — Official business of AGM, including DWDC’s Board election
1110 Howe St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
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