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


Linda Furlought


Upcoming Events

As part of Dying With Dignity Canada’s series, “Your Health care Team Series ” DWDC will speak with Mono Brown, PhD and Michele King about what they do, common misconceptions about their services, and how they support individuals and their families. 

Your health care team: Death Doulas

As part of Dying With Dignity Canada’s, “Regional Spotlight Series ” DWDC will speak with Dr. Kim Wiebe and Lindsay Bacala about  common misconceptions about the medical assistance in dying (MAID) process, general attitudes toward death and dying, and local resources to help navigate grief.

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