Fancy C. Poitras

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Fancy C. Poitras, Secretary, Board of Directors at Dying With Dignity Canada

Secretary, Board of Directors

Fancy C. Poitras has been a member and volunteer with Dying With Dignity Canada since 2011. In 2016, she started volunteering as a Chapter Administrator with the Vancouver Chapter. 

Fancy works in public policy and is currently employed by the First Nations Health Authority as a Manager, Strategic Policy. Among her portfolios, she was the policy lead for Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Medical Assistance in Dying. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst with the Government of Canada in Ottawa, at Employment and Social Development Canada, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. She has a master’s degree in Public Policy and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Social Policy Issues from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Alberta.

In May 2020, Fancy was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Camp Kerry Society, an organization serving children, youth, individuals, and families impacted by life-threatening illness, grief, and loss. She is a member of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Treaty 8 territory, and she grew up primarily in the Northwest Territories.

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