Navigating a request for medical assistance in dying

It can be extremely stressful for individuals to contemplate their end-of-life options, let alone try to navigate an often confusing health care system. With the legalization of medical assistance in dying in June 2016, Canadians were granted another option at end of life — but confusion over interpreting the new law and understanding the process has led to unnecessary trauma and obstacles for people and their loved ones.

If you have specific questions about your personal end-of-life care options, we encourage you to contact your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, please contact Dying With Dignity Canada’s Support team by emailing or calling us toll-free at 1-844-395-3640. Our Support team also provides patient navigation services if you encounter barriers to accessing your choice of a medically assisted death, or if you have general questions about the medical assistance in dying (MAID) process.

Where can I find more information about MAID in my community?

Along with our FAQ page on Canada’s assisted dying law, we’ve compiled a list of provincial and territorial assisted dying contacts to help you get started. 

This page is being monitored and will be updated as information becomes available or changes.

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General information about assisted dying in Canada

British Columbia

Download BC forms for medical assistance in dying

Fraser Health:


Phone: 604-587-7878

Other resources:

Interior Health:


Phone: 250-870-4669 (local Kelowna number), 1-877-442-2001 (toll-free)

Other resources:

Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority):


Phone: 250-727-4382 (local Victoria number), 1-877-370-8699 (toll-free)

Other resources:

Northern Health:


Phone: 250-645-6417 (local Prince George number)

Other resources:

Vancouver Coastal Health:


Phone: 1-844-550-5556 (toll-free)

Other resources:

More information:


Download Alberta forms for medical assistance in dying (PDF)

Alberta Health Services MAID Team


Phone: 811 (AHS Health Link)

Other resources:


Download Saskatchewan forms for medical assistance in dying

Starting on Oct. 29, 2018, HealthLine — a 24/7 provincial health resource that provides professional health advice and mental health support — will become the main source of information about MAID in Saskatchewan. You can access HealthLine by dialling 811. HealthLine will become a central access point for MAID inquiries and information for both patients and practitioners in the province.


Phone: 306-766-4551 (Local Regina number)

Toll-Free: 800-667-7766 (Saskatchewan)

Email: (General inquiries)


Download Manitoba forms for medical assistance in dying

Provincial MAID Team (operated by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)


Phone: 204-926-1380 (local Winnipeg number), 1-844-891-1825 (toll-free)

Online contact form:

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Download Ontario forms for medical assistance in dying

Provincial care-coordination service for medical assistance in dying

Phone: 1-866-286-4023 (toll-free), TTY 1-844-953-3350 (information services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; referral services available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services in English and French, but service in other languages can be arranged.)

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Download Quebec forms for medical assistance in dying

Phone numbers:

  • Québec City region: 418-644-4545
  • Montreal region: 514-644-4545
  • Rest of Quebec: 877-644-4545 (toll-free)

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New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

Phone: 506-457-4800 (local number)

Email (from a web browser only)

Horizon Health Network:

Phone numbers:

  • Fredericton area: 506-452-5400
  • Miramichi area: 506-623-3000
  • Moncton area: 506-857-5111
  • Saint John area: 506-648-6000
  • Upper River Valley area: 506-375-5900


Vitalité Health Network:

Phone: 506-544-2133 (local number) or 1-888-472-2220 (toll-free)


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Nova Scotia

Download Nova Scotia forms for medical assistance in dying

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s MAID information line:

Phone: 902-491-5892 (local Halifax number) Voicemail is checked between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Atlantic, Monday to Friday.

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Prince Edward Island

Health PEI:

Phone: 902-368-6130 (local number)


For more information, call 811

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Download Newfoundland and Labrador forms for medical assistance in dying

Provincial coordinator: Dr. Aaron McKim


Phone: 709-729-3103 (local)

Labrador-Grenfell Health:

Dr. Gabe Woollam


Phone: 709-897-2350

Western Health:

Dr. Dennis Rashleigh


Phone: 709-637-5000 ext. 5168

Central Health:

Sueann Fry


Phone: 709-533-2374 or 709-292-2151

Eastern Health:

Judy Davidson


Phone: 709-777-7679

Note: These listed contacts are active Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Newfoundland time, excluding holidays.

Other resources:


Download Yukon forms for medical assistance in dying

Yukon Health and Social Services

Phone: 867-667-5695

Toll-free (Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5695


Other resources:

Northwest Territories

Download NWT forms for medical assistance in dying

NWT Central Coordinating Services:

Phone: 855-846-9601 (toll-free) or 867-767-9050, extension 49008 (Available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain)

Other resources:


Nunavut Department of Health:


Phone: 867-975-5700 (general inquiries)

Date modified: 2020-08-26