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Project Value, currently available on Facebook, is a video collection featuring Canadians with disabilities sharing why disabled lives have value.
Ottawa - Dear Members of Parliament and Senators,
When the Supreme Court of Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in February 2015, it also declared that safeguards must be designed to protect vulnerable persons from harm.
TORONTO, ON - Vulnerable persons are at greater risk as a result of the Alberta Court of Appeal decision authorizing physician assisted death on the basis of a psychiatric condition, if legislated safeguards are not passed by Parliament soon. The Alberta Court argues its decision is consistent with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Carter. However, the Supreme Court made clear that its ruling applied only to adults like Gloria Taylor, those who are at or near the end of their lives.
Michael Bach, CACL Executive Vice-President, was invited to speak in front of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa to discuss CACL’s brief on physician-assisted death.
You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey titled, "How to Support Family Caregivers in the Context of Legal Assisted-Dying."
The survey, developed by four researchers at the University of Toronto, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy department, aims to gain an impression of how the legalization of physician-assisted death in Canada may affect family caregivers of those who might be eligible to request assisted death.
TORONTO, ON -- A report launched today calls on the federal government to take an evidence-based approach to designing safeguards to protect vulnerable persons in the system for physician-assisted death. Released by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the report on "Assessing Vulnerability in a system f
Over 35 community and health organizations from across Canada, including CACL and many of its members, are calling on Parliament to adopt a series of evidence-based safeguards designed to protect the lives of vulnerable Canadians – and we need your support!
CACL had the opportunity to bring its perspective and the views of many people with an intellectual disability before the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying last Thursday, February 4th 2016. Executive Vice-President Michael Bach was asked to appear before the Committee as one of four panellists on a panel of witnesses.
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