If you or your organization are interested in hosting a Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) presentation or an Advance Care Planning Workshop, please contact Janice McBride, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (ACP) WORKSHOP
OFFERED BY DYING WITH DIGNITY CANADA (DWDC), OTTAWA CHAPTER
DATE: SATURDAY, October 3rd, 2020 @ 1.30PM to 4.30PM
PLACE: YOUR COMPUTER, IPAD, LAPTOP, IPHONE 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 with the opportunity to discuss issues in small groups and to ask questions.
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. You might want to have a pen and paper to make notes.
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 Oct. 1st, 2020. The maximum number of participants is 20, and registrants will be accepted on a first-come,first-served basis. To register, send your name and telephone number to email@example.com. There is no cost to attend. However, 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
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