Past Webinars

Body options: Making decisions about your final resting place

When you imagine your final resting place, options such as a casket or urn probably come to mind. However, if you’re concerned about the environmental effects of burial or cremation or simply want to do something more unusual, there are more intriguing ways than ever to settle the matter of your, well, matter.

During the August 13, 2020 webinar, "Body Options: Making decisions about your final resting place," we learned about planning and decision-making regarding burial, cremation, and a diversity of other options. This webinar explores the choices you have for your body after death so you can make an informed and sustainable choice


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MAID and COVID-19: Impacts of the pandemic on end-of-life choices

During the June 24, 2020 webinar "MAID and COVID-19: Impacts of the pandemic on end-of-life choices" we spoke with three MAID providers from across Canada and heard about the successes and challenges related to providing end-of-life choice during the time of COVID-19.

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MAID Panel: A Snapshot Today & the Potential for Tomorrow

Canada is one of the few countries in the world where individuals can voice their choice at end of life. On May 6, 2020, DWDC hosted a webinar to reflect on how far we have come, and the opportunities that await us with the federal government’s amending legislation, Bill C-7, and the anticipated legislative review of MAID and palliative care.

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Advance Care Planning & COVID-19: Voicing Your Choice in Uncertain Times

These are challenging times filled with a great deal of uncertainty. However, even during a pandemic, you have the power to voice your own choices about your care. 

On April 16, 2020, DWDC hosted a webinar on how people across Canada can decide and communicate their wishes for healthcare.

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Raising your voice during the 2019 federal election – September 4, 2019

Canada’s upcoming federal election will see voters go to the polls to decide who will lead the country during the next session of Parliament. Before the vote, supporters of end-of-life rights have a unique opportunity to have their voices heard in support of fair access to medical assistance in dying (MAID).

On September 4, 2019, DWDC hosted a webinar on how people across Canada can engage with the candidates in their ridings and urge politicians of all stripes to uphold end-of-life rights.

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Journeys with choice: Shining a light on barriers to assisted dying – July 24, 2019

A cornerstone of Dying With Dignity Canada’s work is putting the person at the centre of our mission. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, DWDC hosted a webinar that focused on the experiences of those who had supported a loved one through accessing medical assistance in dying (MAID).

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Digging Deeper into the Council of Canadian Academies' Reports on Assisted Dying — June 18, 2019

In February, Dying With Dignity Canada hosted a special webinar on the Council of Canadian Academies’ (CCA) reports on medical assistance in dying (MAID). That presentation focused on the CCA’s study on advance requests for assisted dying. For our June 18 webinar, we revisited the CCA's studies, focusing on the panels' two other reports on MAID.

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Reflections on Advance Care Planning — April 24, 2019

To mark Advance Care Planning Month, Dying With Dignity Canada held an interactive webinar on April 24 that featured two highly skilled DWDC volunteers who lead workshops on planning for end of life.

These two experts reflected on their on-the-ground experience helping people plan their wishes for care at end of life. Topics that were covered included how to start the conversation about your wishes, the resources that exist to help you make an ACP, and the most common questions they receive at their ACP workshops.

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Exploring the Council of Canadian Academies' Reports on Assisted Dying — Feb. 4, 2019

In December 2018, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) released three long-awaited reports examining the future of assisted dying in Canada. The non-partisan think tank was tasked by the federal government to study three groups of suffering Canadians currently excluded from our assisted dying law.

With the reports public, two researchers at the helm of the studies agreed to participate in a Feb. 4, 2019 webinar presented by Dying With Dignity Canada. They delved into how the three teams of researchers went about their work and explained the groups’ key findings — with a special emphasis on the report on advance requests for assisted dying.

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Advance care planning: Conversations and considerations — April 17, 2018

Getting in the right frame of mind to begin advance care planning. Choosing a substitute decision-maker. Understanding the cultural aspects of dying. Having conversations with others about your end-of-life plans.

These were among the topics covered in “Advance Care Planning: Conversations and Considerations,” a April 17, 2018 webinar hosted by Dying With Dignity Canada.

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