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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 [email protected]

DATE/TIME:   15 MAY 2021/9:30 - Noon
PLACE:  ZOOM (online platform)

SUBJECT: This workshop focuses on what you need to consider to prepare for the possibility of losing the capacity to make decisions about your 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 an opportunity to discuss issues in small groups and to ask questions.

REQUIRED DEVICE: To to be able to attend the workshop you MUST have a device that can connect to the internet, preferably a laptop, iPad or tablet, or desktop computer that can run Zoom.

ZOOM: You do not have to be a subscriber to ZOOM to attend this workshop. You will be sent email before the meeting with the link on which you tap to join the meeting. However, you may find it useful to actually join for free as a basic member ( and learn the basic usage, particularly how to get the “gallery view” and how to use the video and audio.

MATERIALS: It is essential that you download the ACP Kit from the DWDC website before the workshop. Go to,  click on EDUCATION, then Click on MAKE AN ADVANCED CARE LEARN MORE, then  click on DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ADVANCE CARE PLANNNG KIT. You may also wish to read the ONTARIO FORMS. You  need not read this information before the session. You will receive more instructions about a week before the workshop begins, followed by the ZOOM invitation a few days before the workshop.

PRESENTERS: Your workshop facilitators are volunteers with Dying with Dignity Canada’s all-volunteer Ottawa chapter.

REGISTRATION: To proceed with the workshop, we will need at least 8 attendees registered by noon on May 12, 2021. To register send your name, address, and phone number by email to [email protected]

There is no cost to attend. However, any donation you choose to make to DWDC (you can contribute at is much appreciated.

NOTE: We would encourage you to invite the person who will serve as your Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) to attend the workshop as well, assuming s/he has agreed to act in that capacity. Of course, this workshop is designed to help you decide who you could ask to serve as your SDM if you are not sure or don’t know yet.



END OF LIFE CHOICES; DECEMBER 3, 2020  Presentation Slides