Steps to Prepare

1

Involve Family

Discuss idea with your family and your family physician.
2

Seek Opinions

Consult with both of your assessors.
3

Will & Testament

Make sure your Last Will and Testament is up to date and consider who will be the executor of your Will.
4

Make Plans

Consider a DNR order and funerary plans with your family and executor.
5

Life Insurance

Connect with Life Insurance company regarding any life insurance policies. Know that your benefits should NOT be affected if you receive MAiD.
6

Timeline

Consider timeline of WHEN and WHERE you might want MAiD and WHO you might want with you.
7

Ceremonies

Consider if there are any ceremony/rituals you would like at your procedure. Connect with any spiritual/pastoral care for both self and family for both before and after MAiD.

Extra Resources

Resources

Helpful websites, a summary of legislative changes, interviews on topics of possible interest, and more.

VIHA MAiD page
CAMAP (the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers)
Dying with Dignity Canada
New Legislative Changes- Toronto Star March 2021
MAiD and dementia- Gayle Garlock's story, a radio documentary on CBC’s the Sunday Edition (2019)
"At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death" (John Shields) – The New York Times on medical assisted dying in Canada (2017)
Dr. Green's Q & A in MacLeans Magazine, Nov. 2016
Related Books- A Good Death by Sandra Martin; Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Bereavement

Local Funeral Services

First Memorial Funeral Services
McCall Gardens
Earth's Options
Care Funeral Services
Simply Cremations
Pacific Coast Cremation
Sands Funeral Chapel, Cremation and Reception Centre
Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services
Affordable Cremation and Burial Ltd

Victoria Hospice Bereavement Services

Bereavement Resources on Vancouver Island

Local MAiD support group

Online MAiD support group