Kelsey Goforth is the Senior Program Manager at Dying With Dignity Canada and has been a staff member with the organization since 2015.
Kelsey is a graduate of Douglas College’s end of life doula program and is currently registered at Centennial College in the Thanatology Certification program. She has completed a Patient Navigation Certificate from the Health Leadership and Learning Network at York University as well as training in grief literacy.
She is a recipient of the 2019 Alumni of Influence Award from University College, University of Toronto where she completed her undergraduate studies in political science.
I feel that as people approach the end of their lives, they should be granted the right to choose a more dignified death. Although palliative care can be comforting during the final stages of life, not all emotional or physical pain can be remedied by such care.
Some terminally-ill Canadians are travelling to countries such as Switzerland to seek physician-assisted dying. Others are resorting to more violent means to end their lives. By giving people the choice to die without unnecessary suffering, Canadians can experience a more compassionate and dignified death at home on their own terms.