Bill C-7 reached Royal Assent on March 17, 2021. The introduction of this new legislation included changes to eligibility for those accessing medical assistance in dying (MAID) and altered procedural safeguards. This free, online event, Bill C-7: Six months later, reflects on the impact of Bill C-7 on Canadians seeking access to MAID, any challenges that have come along, and what the future of MAID and end-of-life choice in Canada may look like.
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Helen Long is the CEO of Dying With Dignity Canada. She has a long track record of informed engagement and empowering leadership in the not-for-profit, health and wellness sector with a strong focus on advocacy, public relations and organizational excellence. Helen most recently served as President of the Canadian Health Food Association, a position she held through a transformational period of development and growth for that organization.
Dr. Osmaan Sheikh was born and raised in Ottawa. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Neuroscience and went on to do his medical school at the University of Ottawa. He moved to Victoria for his 2-year residency program in Family Medicine. Since completing his residency, he has accumulated a vast breadth of experience. He has worked in sexual health, occupational health (with the Canadian Forces), sports medicine clinics, addictions, in-hospital care, and in-clinic care. Currently, in addition to his practice at Shoreline, he works at Saanich Peninsula Hospital in the emergency room and in-patient ward, and is a provider of medical assistance in dying (MAID). Finally, he holds leadership positions with Doctors of BC and the Victoria Division of Family Practice.
- Get the facts: Canada's medical assistance in dying law
- Full text of Bill C-7: An act to amend the Criminal Code
- Navigating a request for medical assistance in dying
- Webinar: Bill C-7 update with The Honourable David Lametti
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