Hosted by the Ottawa Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada
This workshop will focus on preparing for the possibility of losing the capacity to make or express decisions about your health care, before or near the end of your life. It is designed to help you select your Substitute Decision-Maker, and clarify 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.
- 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.
- You do not need to be a ZOOM subscriber to attend this workshop. Before the meeting, you will be sent an email with the link that you will tap to join the meeting. However, you may find it useful to actually join ZOOM for free as a member and learn the basic usage, particularly how to get the “gallery view” and how to use the video and audio.
Soon after your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an email outlining the materials you need to review and what you should prepare to maximize the benefits of the workshop. Should you be unable to attend a workshop (and they are held about once every month or two) but want information about preparing an Advance Care Plan, click here.
Your workshop facilitators are volunteers with Dying with Dignity Canada’s all-volunteer Ottawa chapter. Their professional backgrounds are law and social work.
- To register send your name, address, and phone number by email to [email protected].
Registration is closed at the earlier of 30 people having registered or 2 days before the workshop.
Please register only if you are committed to attend because of the small group discussions and the need to have volunteers available to facilitate those discussions. Better to delay registering until you are certain of attending although as mentioned above, some preparation for the workshop is suggested.
There is no cost to attend. However, any donation you choose to make to DWDC, a registered Canadian charity, is much appreciated. You can contribute here. Most DWDC revenue comes from private donors.
NOTE: We encourage you to invite the person who will serve as your Substitute Decision-Maker (SDM) to attend the workshop as well, assuming they have 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 don’t know yet.