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 Centennial College's Thanatology Certificate 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 has also completed Pallium Canada's Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) course.
Kelsey 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.