Calgary

Geographic Boundaries: 

The Calgary Chapter sets our boundary at a 300 kilometer radius around Calgary. This includes the major communities of Banff, Canmore, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and part of Edmonton. We use this radius to ensure inclusion of Medicine Hat which is 300 Km from Calgary. Lethbridge had a chapter of their own until recently. We also work closely with the Edmonton Chapter on provincial issues and zoom presentations.

Services provided:

  • Education through in-person events and, since COVID, virtual events on end-of-life choices
  • Presentations and workshops in Advance Care Planning, Personal Directives and Goals of Care
  • Presentations on MAID and how to access it in Alberta
  • General presentations on end-of-life decisions and conversations. Independent Witnessing for initial Record of Request Form in Calgary zone until COVID halted in-person witnessing (Alberta Health Services MAID department decided not to use telewitnessing)
  • Advocacy: Political advocacy regarding provincial actions around MAID provision; support for families regarding complaints about MAID provision; reaching out to media regarding MAID issues; writing articles and placing them in local newspapers
  • Grief Support: one or two phone discussions re: resources (one of our key volunteers is experienced in this area)

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Co-Chairs:

Kerrie Hale
Paul Morck