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Medical Assistance in Dying

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Commitment: Short-term

Open to Provincial Region

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Background & Purpose:
Do you have recent experience supporting someone through medical assistance in dying (MAiD)?
Are you interested in helping BC Cancer develop a MAiD Policy?
Join a working group made up of multi-disciplinary BC Cancer staff to collaboratively develop the MAiD Policy.

For more information on MAID, you can visit:

Level of Engagement
Collaborate: Partners collaborate with the project team in decision-making

Desired Qualities & Experience of Patient/Family Partners:
Recent experience supporting someone through MAiD. Cancer care experience is valued, but not required.

Virtual – email and Zoom

May 2023 – April 2024

Time Commitment:
Monthly meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month
from 3-4pm



From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.