Ottawa Chapter

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

We have attracted a number of committed volunteers to lead advance care planning workshops, to speak out in the community about DWDC, the chapter and medical assistance in dying and to offer Independent Witness services.

As an example of the Ottawa Chapter's outreach efforts, click here to to access a letter/opinion piece regarding end-of-life choice written by Ottawa Chapter Chair, Susan Harrison in April 2021.


Ottawa Chapter Executive Committee:

Chair: Susan Harrison, [email protected]

Secretary-Treasurer/Director, Social Media - Janice McBride

Director, Advance Care Planning - Jon Snipper

Director, Advocacy - Linda Ogle

Director at Large - Louise Schwartz

Director at Large, Community Outreach - Joanne Ready; [email protected]

Director at Large - Arthur Cordell


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How to access assisted dying in the Ottawa region

A summary of the MAID process and what resources are available in the Ottawa region.
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Ways to support DWDC in Ottawa

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Independent witness program

DWDC coordinates a group of volunteers who can serve as independent witnesses for assisted dying requests.
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Bereavement support

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Find out about upcoming events taking place in the Ottawa region.
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