Events

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

If you or your organization are interested in hosting a Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) presentation or an Advance Care Planning Workshop, please send an email to ottawa.outreach@dyingwithdignity.ca.

UPCOMING EVENT

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (ACP) WORKSHOP

OFFERED BY DYING WITH DIGNITY CANADA (DWDC), OTTAWA CHAPTER

DATE:   SATURDAY, Nov 28, 2020 @ 9.30AM to noon

PLACE: YOUR COMPUTER, IPAD, LAPTOP, TABLET, CELL PHONE BY ZOOM

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 whom 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 during the first half of the workshop, followed by the opportunity to discuss issues in small groups, and finally to ask questions before the end. 

MATERIALS: Please download  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. Of particular importance to the seminar are pp 6-9. You might want to have a pen and paper to make notes during the presentation.

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 10 attendees registered by noon on Nov 25th, 2020.  The maximum # of registrants is 20, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, send your name and contact information to ottawa.events@dyingwithdignity.ca.  Although there is no cost to attend, any donation you choose to make online on the DWDC website is always appreciated.

   

RECENT PAST EVENTS:

AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEMENTIA AND ASSISTED DYING; SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2019

Presentations:
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

 

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