End Of Life Planning Canada provides information and emotional support to individuals and their families who want to learn more about legal end-of-life options. We do not encourage anyone to end their life, nor do we provide the means to do so. We are a safe, confidential and unbiased place in which to discuss deeply personal issues relating to the end of life.
How ELPC Can Help
Answering questions. Do you have questions about your legal rights and options at the end of life? Do you want to make sure your wishes for end-of-life care are respected? Do you need ideas on how to support a family member, friend or client who has received a difficult diagnosis? Contact us for useful, up-to-date information about patient rights and end of life care.
Emotional support. Grappling with a difficult diagnosis is not easy, and no one should have to go through it alone. Share your fears with our personal support manager, an accredited psychotherapist who specializes in trauma and loss, and who can help to make sense of what is happening and to retain a sense of personal control when events threaten to overwhelm.
Patient navigation. You have the right to control certain aspects of your healthcare and to make decisions that are right for you. We can help you to understand your rights and options and to make informed decisions so that you can more successfully navigate the healthcare system at the end of life.
Medical Assistance in Dying. In July 2016 medical assistance in dying was made legal in some circumstances. Please click here for details.
Health care providers. If you are a health care provider interested in learning more about end of life care rights and options for your patients, you may contact us directly. If you refer your patient to our free and confidential personal support program, you must obtain their consent for us to contact them, or have them call us directly at (647) 956-3722 so they may reach out to us when it is comfortable for them to do so.
Bedside support. When someone has decided to end their life, we may, if requested, find a trained volunteer to be present at the bedside to provide emotional support to the person and their family. We do not encourage anyone to end their life, nor do we provide the means to do so.