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Calgary Chapter

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About Us

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.

Services Provided

  • Education through in-person and virtual events on end-of-life choice
  • Presentations and workshops on Advance Care Planning, Personal Directives and Goals of Care
  • Presentations on medical assistance in dying (MAID) and how to access it in Alberta
  • General presentations on end-of-life decisions and conversations
  • Independent Witnessing for medical assistance in dying requests in Calgary
  • Political advocacy regarding provincial actions around MAID provisions
  • Media relations regarding MAID issues, including writing articles and placing them in local newspapers
  • Over-the-phone grief support

Our Chapter's Team

Kerrie Hale

Co-Chair

Paul Morck

Co-Chair

Upcoming Events

Early May marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. As part of Dying With Dignity Canada’s Learning Centre series, “Palliative Care 101” will speak with Dr. Jyothi Jayaraman about this important topic.

Palliative Care 101

As part of Dying With Dignity Canada’s Learning Centre series, “Grief 101” will speak with Michelle Williams and Rachelle Bensoussan about what grief is, how people grieve, myths about grief and how to support someone who is grieving.  

Grief 101

As part of Dying With Dignity Canada’s Learning Centre series, “Patient Rights 101” DWDC will speak with Ruby Shanker about your rights as a patient and how to stay informed regardless of your medical situation.

Patient Rights 101

Additional Resources

Dying with Dignity - An Interview with June Churchill

Dying with Dignity - An Interview with June Churchill

Record of Request for Medical Assistance in Dying Form (Alberta)

Record of Request for Medical Assistance in Dying Form (Alberta)

Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care

Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care

Contact us

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calgary@dyingwithdignity.ca

DWDC supports Canadians navigating end-of-life choice and care, we do not provide the information or means to end a life.

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