Nova Scotia Chapter

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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

Linda Furlought


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