Calgary was the first Chapter formed at Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) by co-founders Trish Remmers and Sigrid Wili. The first meeting was held on May 22, 2012. The Calgary Chapter encompasses all of Alberta south of Lacombe. We work closely with the Edmonton Chapter on provincial issues and Zoom presentations.
General MAID information and how to access it in AlbertaAlberta Health Services
Note: The Alberta government has not yet updated the Record of Request to reflect legislation passed in March 2021. Since that legislation was passed, only 1 witness is required.Record of Request for Medical Assistance in Dying Form (Alberta)
Download a kit - specifically for Alberta - that details your wishes for care in the event that you cannot speak for yourself.Advance Care Planning
Understanding MAID for individuals, families and health care providers.Canadian Virtual Hospice
Peer-to-peer connections and community supports through all stages of MAIDBridge C-14
Support from those with lived-experience of MAID for family members and friends considering or planning for MAID.Bridge4You
Community education: The Calgary Chapter has presentations available on a number of end-of-life topics: General End-of-Life Rights and Options; MAID in Alberta; and Advance Care Planning. The latter presentation explains the purpose and benefits of an Advance Care Plan, how to begin this process, and how to select a Substitute Decision-Maker.
Information sessions are free and can be tailored to suit your group’s specific concerns. Each session can last from 45 to 90 minutes (depending on your group’s preferences) with an additional 15 minutes for a Q&A. These sessions can be offered via Zoom or in person.
If you would like to request a presentation for a specific local group, or if you know of a local group who might want to be an audience for either presentation, please email Paul Morck, Calgary Chapter Co-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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