Nova Scotia Chapter

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About Us

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 Chapter was very active in advance of Bill C-14.  Over the years the Chapter has offered numerous seminars on Advance Care Planning and the issue of Medical Assistance in Dying.  

Services Provided

  • Build awareness of medical assistance in dying (MAID) through social media
  • Promotion of advanced care planning (ACP)s and Patient Rights
  • Advocacy for end-of-life care and choice
  • ACP, MAID and Patient Rights presentations
  • Build and maintain relationships within the community including active outreach and use of social media

Our Chapter's Team

Jim Smith

Chairperson

Linda Furlought

Co-Chair

Upcoming Events

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

Contact us

novascotia@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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