Update on MAID

Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada since 2016. In 2021, Parliament approved expanding the eligibility criteria to include those with a mental disorder as their sole underlying condition. That change was to come into effect in March 2023, but the government paused it for another year in the face of widespread concerns over possible consequences. On Feb…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Feb 19th 2024

12 present, 2 attending on Zoom. Melanie Circle chaired. At our meeting on Monday evening, Denise Chisholm gave an informative presentation on grief, followed by a rich discussion. For those who missed the meeting, you can view the Slides for Presentation on Grief. Denise also followed up with an Article by Doug Bell, Notes about Self-Awareness, and a Poem on Deep Listening she wanted to…

What Is A Death Doula?

A death doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) at the end-of-life. They recognize death as a natural, accepted, and honoured part of life. Death doulas are also known as end-of-life coaches, transition guides, and end-of-life doulas. Although we’ve been dying for thousands of years, it is only in the last…

Way To Go Meeting Minutes, Nov 27th, 2023

The meeting was in-person and using Zoom, and was well-attended; Carol W chaired. “Experience with MAiD“. In this heartfelt and informative presentation, Noba Anderson shared her journey with her dear friend Jan, whom she supported through the MAiD process. Noba took us on a photo journey that began with her father’s death, and how this influenced Jan’s desire to have…