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The yarn that binds us

Lori is a retired elementary school teacher and college instructor. Her interest in supporting children, reading, and writing has been a constant thread throughout her life. Lori has written in a variety of genres including: short stories for adults, plays, articles, and stories for young readers. Her passion for knitting led to the creation of, The Yarn that Binds Us, based upon her mother-in-law’s decision to die with dignity.  


 

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Webinar Summary: Eastern Canada Regional Spotlight

In June 2021, we hosted a webinar with a focus on death and dying in Eastern Canada. The conversation touched on general attitudes about death and dying, palliative care resources and supports, and information about medical assistance in dying. 

This blog post will highlight the key takeaways from the webinar, or you can watch the full recording here 

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Supporting a loved one through MAID

We don’t choose to be born, but we should have the right to decide to die. 

After supporting a beloved family member through the process of medical assistance in dying (MAID), I’m incredibly grateful to have this option in Canada. Accompanying my aunt on her end-of-life journey was a heartbreaking experience — and an honour. I hope my story will help if you ever go through this. 

Gill McCulloch


 

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Grief Literacy Webinar Series Summary: Understanding grief and healing

Between May 6 and June 9, 2021, Dying With Dignity Canada hosted a series of webinars on grief and healing, in our first-ever Grief Literacy Campaign.

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DWDC Advocacy Toolkit - Engage with your local MP

In March 2021, Bill C-7 was given Royal Assent and Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law was expanded to allow more Canadians the right to exercise their constitutionally-protected right to a peaceful death. 

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[VIDEOS] Advance Care Planning FAQ's - Part II

Advance Care Planning is an important task that many Canadians put off. In fact, fewer than one in five of us has a completed Advance Care Plan in place.

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Volunteer spotlight: June's story

Dying With Dignity Canada's longevity and success is due in large part to the many volunteers who work on the local and at the regional level. We have Chapters across the country powered by people passionate about end-of-life choice. 

Throughout the year, we will be highlighting the stories and contributions of DWDC's volunteers, and what motivates them to give of their time to our organization. This is June's story.


 

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[VIDEOS] Advance Care Planning FAQ's - Part I

Advance Care Planning is an important task that many Canadians put off. In fact, fewer than one in five of us has a completed Advance Care Plan in place.

We asked Dr. Chantal Perrot to answer your frequently asked questions about Advance Care Planning. We hope this will clarify the process and motivate you to start your Advance Care Plan today. 

Download an Advance Care Planning Kit here. 

Watch our Introduction to Advance Care Planning videos.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bill C-7 update with The Honourable David Lametti

The information below reflects some of the common questions that we received following the passage of Bill C-7. Throughout the FAQ, we will also incorporate information shared by The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, during a webinar he did with DWDC in April 2021.

  • If you prefer to view this content in video format, the full webinar recording can be accessed here.

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[VIDEOS] Introduction to Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is the process of considering and documenting your wishes for future health care – based on your own personal values, beliefs, and preferences – and appointing someone you trust to communicate those wishes on your behalf if you lose capacity to make decisions.

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