MAiD in B.C.: Care to Chat will delve into medical assistance in dying

Since the passing of federal legislation in June 2016, following the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to authorize physicians to end the lives of consenting patients under certain strict conditions, legalizing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has had a profound impact on seniors care and the continuing care sector.

Since legalization, governments and stakeholders across Canada have been working together to support the integration and implementation of MAiD within the Canadian health care system. Many provinces and territories including B.C., for example, have put in place coordination systems or interprofessional care teams to help individuals seeking information on and assessments for MAiD. Some Canadian jurisdictions have also made legislative and system-level policy changes to further integrate MAiD as a part of the range of end-of-life care services.

Despite these policies, however, almost on a daily basis we see news articles across Canada discussing the issue and challenges of MAiD with some advocating that there should be stricter limits and others arguing that it needs to be expanded and more readily available including within faith-based institutions.

To discuss some of these issues further, including challenges that have occurred since MAiD was legalized as well as concerns that have been raised such as that the current federal legislation is too vague, restrictive or broad in scope, BC Care Providers Association will be hosting a key expert panel with representatives from health authorities, denominational or faith-based institutions, academics and senior advocates to discuss these and other issues related to MAiD.

We hope you can join us for what should be an engaging yet highly provocative discussion.


Friday, April 5th | 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Care to Chat will follow the SafeCare BC AGM) | Terminal City Club, Vancouver

Cost is $85 for BCCPA Members and Government/HA, and $135 for non-members. A three-course lunch is included.

Click here to register by March 29th.

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If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Szmaus, Vice President, Operations & Corporate Partnerships, at or call (604) 736-4233 ext. 226.

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