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BCCLA Toolkit Available as a Resource for Federal Online MAID Questionnaire

The federal government is accepting survey responses online on amending Bill C-14 to remove the “natural death has become reasonably foreseeable” requirement and to allow advance requests. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has produced an excellent resource to help respondents formulate their own thoughtful and informed responses.

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"A Glimpse of My Hell": A DWDC supporter shares a poem about not being able to access MAID

In this special blog post, Alberta's Ernest Frederiksen shares an original poem about his pain and not being able to access medical assistance in dying (MAID). At 27 years old, he has twice been denied access to MAID, as his death is not reasonably foreseeable. Read on for his powerful reflections on suffering, grief, and being denied his end-of-life wishes.

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Dying With Dignity Canada urges rights-based approach to changes to the federal assisted dying law

Dying With Dignity Canada is urging the federal government to pursue a rights-based approach as it considers changes to the 2016 assisted dying law.

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Siobhan’s story: Supporting my husband’s journey through a medically assisted death

How do you say goodbye to a life partner of 25 years? In this post, Siobhan of Calgary, AB shares her experience supporting her husband Scott through his end-of-life journey and choice to access an assisted death. Read on for Siobhan’s powerful reflections on her family’s story, including lessons she learned and what she thinks others should know about choosing medical assistance in dying (MAID).

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Call for Nominations: DWDC's 2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

Are you passionate about improving quality in dying for all? Do you want to take on a leading role in shaping Dying With Dignity Canada's human-rights advocacy at one of the most exciting times in the organization's history?

Then consider nominating yourself or someone you know to run as a candidate for one of two vacancies on Dying With Dignity Canada’s Board of Directors. We are accepting nominations until February 15, 2020.

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5 things I've learned as a nurse practitioner providing MAID

Nurse practitioner (NP) Erica Maynard of Nova Scotia brings her whole self to work, and that includes her role in medical assistance in dying (MAID) assessments and provisions. How does this procedure uniquely affect nurse practitioners, and what lessons have come up along the way during Erica’s journey? In this special post for the Dying With Dignity Canada blog, Erica shares her experiences working with patients to help them access their right to choice at end of life.

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Dying With Dignity Canada welcomes Quebec’s plan to allow advance requests for assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada welcomes the Quebec government’s plan to permit advance requests for assisted dying.

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Peter’s story: A medically assisted death, completely on his own terms

In this moving tribute, the sons of Nova Scotia’s Peter Blakesley describe life after their father’s melanoma diagnosis — and how the choice of an assisted death gave Peter the chance to die in a manner that, he felt, preserved his dignity and agency.

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Federal government must make good on its promise to fix Canada’s assisted dying rules, Dying With Dignity Canada says

Ottawa must take immediate steps to fix human-rights violations imposed by the federal assisted dying law, Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) says.

The leading national charity defending end-of-life rights in Canada, DWDC is calling on the Trudeau government to follow through with its election promise to expand the federal assisted dying law.

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Bill 207 represents ‘grave threat’ to assisted dying access in Alberta, Dying With Dignity Canada says

Dying With Dignity Canada is vigorously condemning a provincial private member’s bill that threatens to impede assisted dying access in Alberta.

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