Advance requests

Everything you need to know about advance requests for medical assistance in dying.

An advance request involves a competent person making a written request for medical assistance in dying (MAID) that could be honoured later, after they lose the capacity to make medical decisions for themselves. An advance request would allow an individual to describe, in writing, a future circumstance in which they would like to access an assisted death.

An Ipsos poll, commissioned by Dying With Dignity Canada in 2023, asked respondents whether they would support advance requests for MAID. Overall support for advance requests for individuals with a grievous and irremediable medical condition is 82%.

Advocacy Toolkit and Action Guide

We have developed an easy-to-use toolkit to help you effectively communicate with your elected representatives, and advocate for the issues most important to you. 

Tell your Member of Parliament to respect our end-of-life rights

Advance requests are critical to giving people across Canada peace of mind.

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Empower. Inform. Protect your rights.