Cindy Player brings over 30 years’ experience working to further equity and human rights, from her stints at three different Canadian universities, to her work with the Disability Advisory Council at Dying With Dignity Canada.
She has also been a caregiver and watched her mother die a very protracted death due to Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Cindy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder more than 25 years ago and continues to live well in spite of the symptoms and the stigma that accompany mental illness. She has also been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses, including young-onset dementia. Cindy believes strongly that Canadians whose quality of life has or will deteriorate to the point that they no longer wish to live should have access to choose from a full range of end-of-life options so that they can end their life with respect, care and dignity.