Dying With Dignity Canada’s local Chapters support our work in several ways.
Dying With Dignity Canada’s local Chapters support our work in several ways. They serve as Independent Witnesses for assisted dying requests in their communities. They host workshops on patient rights and Advance Care Planning – provoking thoughtful discussions about death and dying. Our Chapters also act as our ears on the ground, reporting concerns, hopes, and fears of the people in their communities.
Calgary was the first Chapter formed at Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) by co-founders Trish Remmers and Sigrid Wili. The Calgary Chapter encompasses all of Alberta south of Lacombe.
The Edmonton Chapter is a vibrant group of active and involved supporters who come from Edmonton and surrounding communities. We serve the greater Edmonton area in Alberta.
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter is a group of passionate volunteers who, since January 2021, have been building the GTA Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC). Their geographical boundaries include Metropolitan Toronto, Mississauga, York Region and Oshawa/Pickering.
The Metro Vancouver Chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada (DWDC) was formed in 2013 by Dr. Sue Hughson.
The Niagara Region Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) was created in 2016 by a small group of volunteers whose hard work launched a series of well-attended seminars on Advance Care Planning
The Nova Scotia Chapter was started in October of 2012 and became official in January 2013 with a strong volunteer component based in the Annapolis Valley, the South Shore and Halifax/Dartmouth.
The Okanagan Chapter serves the municipalities and cities of Osoyoos, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, Penticton, Naramata, Summerland, Peachland, Westbank, Kelowna, Winfield, Lake Country, Oyama and Vernon.
A small group of individuals in Ottawa eagerly joined forces in 2014 to establish the Ottawa Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada.
The PEI Chapter serves the counties of Prince, Kings, and Queens.
The Victoria Chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada (DWDC) was formed in December 2015 by volunteers Ellen Agger and Jeffrey Brooks.
The Winnipeg Chapter started just a few months after a local woman named Susan Griffiths went public with her story about needing to go to Switzerland to die because Canadian law had not yet changed to allow her to die with assistance at home.
Volunteers are the heart of what we do. They make it possible for us to achieve our ambitious goals.
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