1) BC Ministry of Health Services End of Life Website
2) Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association
The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. CHPCA provides leadership and advocacy for quality hospice palliative care for all Canadians and increased awareness of end of life care issues in Canada.
3) Advanced Care Planning
i) Speak up: About Advanced Care Planning in Canada
The Speak Up website has a number of resources, including workbooks, information about medical procedures, videos, wallet cards and conversation starters to help Canadians make their plan.
Nidus is a non-profit charitable organization. Nidus has helped thousands of people make and register Representation Agreements and learn about other legal planning documents.
4) Expected/Planned Home Deaths
Support for individuals to die at home with their families or caregivers. This website provides clarification on the process and procedures involved in managing anticipated natural home deaths in the context of a terminal illness and outlines the roles and responsibilities of health professionals and agencies involved in a home death.
5) Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)
i) BC Government site for MAID
ii) Dying with Dignity Canada
Dying With Dignity Canada is the national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.
6) Canadian Virtual Hospice
Information and support on palliative care and end of life care, loss and grief.
7) CINDEA – Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education & Alternatives
CINDEA is a Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life. In the past, communities cared for their own dying folk; and creatively adapted, that approach to death is still an option available to us.
8) BCCPA – BC Care Provider’s Association
The BC Care Providers Association is the leading voice representing the non-government seniors’ care sector in British Columbia in residential care, assisted living, home care and home support.
9) Conscious Dying Institute (CDI)
CDI’s mission is to restore death and dying to its natural place in the sacred circle of life by creating a new wisdom-based culture of healing caregivers and professionals, practicing across all health care settings, who elevate the experience of end of life care.
“Thank you Jennifer. It was like taking a brave pill!”