Every day, we hear from suffering Canadians who have tried to access their right to a peaceful death—only to be met with seemingly endless barriers. We're doing all we can to fill in the gaps, but we need your help. Will you help us Shine a Light?
Every day we hear from suffering Canadians who have tried to access

The Shine a Light Campaign

dyingwithdignity.ca
Barrie Andrea Bayne
Dave Anderson
David John Webb
"There was so much love and respect and dignity and peace in the room. And I think to die surrounded by that is what we all want."
There was so much love and respect and dignity and peace in

One Nova Scotian's story of dying with 'love and respect and dignity and...

cbc.ca
Karen Sheridan
Dawn Breault
Marion Whitmore
"I just told him I loved him, held him."

We thank John MacTavish for sharing his husband's story.
I just told him I loved him held him We thank John

1,300 Canadians have died with medical assistance since...

cbc.ca
Rebecca Eisan
Valorie Risteau Paolera
Catherine Norman-Donovan
Patients have the right to make the ultimate choice about their lives. But this right is too often stripped away or simply ignored.
Patients have the right to make the ultimate choice about their lives

Advance care planning: When a patient's wishes are ignored

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Gloria Hamilton
Cathy Murray
Keith Robinson
Two Ontario sisters open up on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin about their father's choice.
Two Ontario sisters open up on TVOs The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Assisted Dying: A Personal Story

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David John Webb
Cheryl Bailey
Marian Miller
"We should not discriminate or deny people rights because it makes us queasy or because of our prejudices."
We should not discriminate or deny people rights because it makes us

The mentally ill must be part of the assisted-dying debate

theglobeandmail.com
Sandra Kelly
Lee Kalpin
Dave Anderson
Adam asked tough questions and now we owe him an answer. We must find options for mental illness and medical assistance in dying.
Adam asked tough questions and now we owe him an answer We

Adam Maier-Clayton’s death renews debate on assisted-dying access for...

theglobeandmail.com
Outta Here
Angela Hay
Cory Gowland
Today is #ACPDay2017. By talking to your loved ones about your wishes for end of life, you — like Ellen — can give and receive the gift of peace and direction.
Today is ACPDay2017 By talking to your loved ones about your wishes

Ellen's story

dyingwithdignity.ca
National Advance Care Planning Day is coming up on Sunday, April 16. Why not Pledge today to Plan for peace of mind at end of life?
National Advance Care Planning Day is coming up on Sunday April 16

Will you Pledge to Plan for peace of mind? Sign today!

dyingwithdignity.ca
Joy Lacey
Edith Read
Dennis Beebe
National Advance Care Planning Day is coming up on Sunday, April 16. Why not Pledge today to Plan for peace of mind at end of life? Act now!
National Advance Care Planning Day is coming up on Sunday April 16

Will you Pledge to Plan for peace of mind? Sign today!

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“To ask them to do this themselves is tantamount to patient abandonment. It is also cruel, imposing a tremendous burden on an already vulnerable person.”
To ask them to do this themselves is tantamount to patient abandonment

Watch: In Bill 84 hearing, Ontario doctor powerfully defends assisted...

dyingwithdignity.ca
Cathie Menzies
Marian Gerson
David John Webb
Urgent action for Ontario: If you haven't already, please speak out to your provincial representatives for assisted dying rules that put patients first. (A committee of MPPs is set to review amendments to Bill 84 on Tuesday. This may be the last chance we get to influence their decisions!)
Urgent action for Ontario If you havent already please speak out to

Email Your Ontario MPP: Make Bill 84 put patients first

dyingwithdignity.ca
Pearl L. Dacks
Ann Hayes
Francesca Fiuré
Say YES to empowering yourself and others by planning for your future care, and NO to waiting until it's too late.
Say YES to empowering yourself and others by planning for your future

What's in Your Plan?

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In 1996, my mother was diagnosed with dementia. Her life changed overnight. So did mine.
In 1996 my mother was diagnosed with dementia Her life changed overnight So did mine

Ellen's story

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Jane Maltais
Diane VanKoughnett
Sonia Herdman
Help us inspire 2,000 Canadians to start advance care planning by #ACPDay2017 on April 16th. Sign and share the Pledge to Plan for peace of mind today!
Help us inspire 2000 Canadians to start advance care planning by ACPDay2017

Will you Pledge to Plan for peace of mind? Sign today!

dyingwithdignity.ca
Danni Stor
Mary-Ann Komarensky
Sheila Allison
From the beginning, PJ McGrath felt at peace with his decision. Joyful, he said — again and again.
From the beginning PJ McGrath felt at peace with his decision Joyful

Life and How to Leave It: The last day in the life of an ordinary man...

calgaryherald.com
River Glen
Sage Seib
Darlene Ward-Janssen
Join us tomorrow for our free, interactive webinar on Advance Care Planning. Space is limited so RSVP today!
Join us tomorrow for our free interactive webinar on Advance Care Planning

What's in Your Plan?: A National Conversation on Advance Care Planning

dyingwithdignity.ca
Ellen Agger
“I’ve had a couple of patients who made suicide attempts because they were concerned that they weren’t going to be referred and they couldn’t stand it anymore,” says Dr. Chantal Perrot, a member of DWDC's Physicians Advisory Council.
Ive had a couple of patients who made suicide attempts because they

Ontario lacks co-ordinating service for patients who want an assisted death

theglobeandmail.com
Dave Anderson
Veronica Warne
Barb Hildebrand
Supporters in Ontario: It's not too late to tell your provincial representatives to speak out in favour of assisted dying rules that respect patients' rights. Act now, while MPPs are reviewing possible changes to Bill 84!
Supporters in Ontario Its not too late to tell your provincial representatives

Email Your Ontario MPP: Make Bill 84 put patients first

dyingwithdignity.ca
May Blois
Kiley Philp
Janet Cook Buchanan
Aline Fortier