Advocating for assisted dying rules – and other end-of-life options – that respect the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Despite historic gains in the Canadian end-of-life rights movement since 2016, too many Canadians are still unable to access their right to a peaceful death — leading to unwanted and unnecessary suffering. Dying With Dignity Canada advocates for assisted dying rules – and other end-of-life options – that respect the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Dying With Dignity Canada would like to clear up some misinformation surrounding MAID, the criteria and safeguards, and its application that we have been reading in recent media.
Bill C-7 committed to a Parliamentary Review of Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation.
An advance request would allow an individual to describe, in writing, a future circumstance in which they would like to access an assisted death.
The exclusion of those with a mental disorders from accessing their choice for MAID is stigmatizing and discriminatory.
Seeking access to MAID is an individual decision and a constitutional right that should be respected at all publicly funded health care facilities.
We have come a long way in the defense of end-of-life rights in Canada. While we continue to advocate for those unable to access their constitutional rights, let’s remember what we have accomplished.
Empower. Inform. Protect your rights.