ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (ACP) WORKSHOP
OFFERED BY DYING WITH DIGNITY CANADA (DWDC), OTTAWA CHAPTER
DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020, 1:30PM to 4:30PM
PLACE: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Centrepointe (see note below)
SUBJECT: The workshop focuses on what you will need to consider and what steps to take to prepare for the possibility of losing the capacity to make decisions around your personal health care before or near the end of your life. It is designed to help you clarify who to select as your representative for personal care (your Substitute Decision Maker) and what that person needs to know about your wishes when you can no longer express them. There will be a powerpoint presentation with the opportunity to discuss issues in small groups and to ask questions. Light refreshments will be available.
MATERIALS: Please download and bring with you the ACP Kit from the DWDC website. Go to https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca, double click on DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ACP KIT, and then double click on the ONTARIO kit in the provincial list.
You will also find it useful to bring a pen and pad for making notes and answering a questionnaire.
PRESENTERS: Your workshop facilitators are volunteers with Dying with Dignity Canada’s Ottawa chapter, an all-volunteer organization.
REGISTRATION: To proceed with the workshop, we will need at least 12 attendees registered by noon on April 9, 2020. Should we meet that minimum, the maximum space available is 36 and registration will be open until noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. To register send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend. However, any donation you choose to make at the event to help us cover the cost of the event is always appreciated.
NOTE: The presentation is in the main floor meeting room (to your right as you enter the building), located in Centrepointe at 100 Tallwood Dr., west and south of Woodroffe Ave. and Baseline Rd. (first turn to the left if you come from Woodroffe). There is a security desk after you first enter where you need to sign in. Although there is some parking at the back of the building, we encourage you to take public transportation. Check the OC Transpo travel planner for details, https://plan.octranspo.com/plan
THIS FACILITY IS SCENT AND SMOKE FREE.
RECENT PAST EVENTS:
AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEMENTIA AND ASSISTED DYING; SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2019
Ms. Daphne Gilbert, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; Gilbert presentation slides
Ms. Sheila Bauer, CEO, Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County; Bauer presentation slides