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Edmonton Chapter

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About Us

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.

We work closely with the Calgary chapter, working towards removing barriers to access of MAID in our province.

Services Provided

  • Education through in-person and virtual events on end-of-life choice
  • Public meetings, held once every two months
  • Independent Witnessing for medical assistance in dying requests in Edmonton
  • Media relations regarding MAID issues, including radio, tv and news
  • Political advocacy regarding provincial issues relating to MAID

Our Chapter's Team

Karen Kerr

Chapter Chair

Bas D.


Upcoming Events

Join us on Thursday, June 20 for a webinar with Kathy Kortes-Miller and Keri-Lyn Durant, hosts of the Disrupting Death Podcast, which leads conversations about medical assistance in dying in Canada. They will be discussing the podcast, how it came to be, and their research into MAID in Canada. 

Disrupting Death

Additional Resources

Find an Assessor MD or NP

Discuss your wishes with your Doctor or Nurse practitioner Or contact MAID Navigator: or Tel: 811

Find an Assessor MD or NP

Advance Care Planning

Create a Personal Directive - detail treatment options and appoint an agent to act on your behalf

Advance Care Planning

Virtual Hospice

Find answers to common questions, plus information about how MAID works, and about its emotional impacts.

Virtual Hospice

Bridge C-14

A Network of Peer-to-Peer Connections and Community Supports Through All Stages of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Bridge C-14

MAID Family Support Society

Providing compassionate lived-experience support and connection to family members and friends as they help their loved one who is considering or planning for medical assistance in dying (MAID)

MAID Family Support Society


MAiDHouse is a non-profit organization devoted to providing those eligible to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID) with a supportive, inclusive and home-like setting.


Additional Information

Need an Independent Witness? The current legislation requires all Canadians requesting medical assistance in dying (MAID) to have their written request signed by one Independent Witness (i.e. someone who understands the nature of the request and is not an unpaid caregiver or beneficiary of the individual making the request). Contact the MAID Care Team at AHS or contact the Edmonton Chapter at

Problems with access To MAID?
Let us know if you or someone you know faces barriers to accessing MAID in Alberta

The Edmonton Chapter welcomes invitations to speak to community groups and organizations.
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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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