Dying With Dignity Canada Chapters

Barrie

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Calgary

We claim the distinction of being the first chapter formed in Canada. At a DWD Canada workshop in April of 2012, John Warren, who was then Vice President of Dying With Dignity Canada, urged Trish Remmers and Sigrid Wili to start a chapter.

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Edmonton

The Edmonton Chapter is a vibrant group of active and involved supporters who come from Edmonton and surrounding communities. 

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Halton

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Hamilton

The Hamilton Chapter was founded in 2015 to support the work of Dying With Dignity Canada, and to promote public education and advocacy locally through end-of-life planning workshops and speaker events.

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Kelowna

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Niagara

The Niagara Chapter was created in 2016 by Jim Cooper and Nina Syrnyk, whose hard work launched a series of well-attended seminars on Advance Care Planning. The Niagara Chapter covers the entire Niagara Peninsula from St. Catharines to Niagara-on-the-Lake, to Fort Erie and Port Colborne.

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Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada was started in October of 2012 and became official in January 2013 by Sheilia Sperry who remains the current Chapter Head.

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Prince Edward Island

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Toronto

Activities are underway to build the Toronto Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada. Until recently, the DWDC head office has served as the local chapter, but the DWDC movement is expanding and Toronto requires an independent chapter.

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Ottawa

A small group of Ottawa individuals joined forces eagerly in 2014 to establish an Ottawa chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada.

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Vancouver

The Vancouver Chapter is co-chaired by Alex Muir and Susan Jobes.

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Victoria

The Victoria chapter formed in December 2015 and later expanded its reach to represent the interests of more than 2,000 Dying With Dignity Canada supporters on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We work closely with the Vancouver chapter.

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Winnipeg

The Winnipeg chapter started just a few months after a local woman named Susan Griffiths went public with her story about needing to go to Switzerland to die because Canadian law had not yet changed to allow her to die with assistance at home.

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