Medical Assistance in Dying

This page provides an overview of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) as well as several links to other important resources that are now available. As more information becomes available or changes occur, this page will continue to be updated.


To access more information discussed in the video please visit the CNO website using these links:

College of Nurses of Ontario

Guidance on Nurses' Role in MAiD ( new updates May 2017)


For additional information and inquiries, CNO can be contacted directly at 1-800-387-5526 ext. 6397


Supreme Court Ruling

Carter vs. Canada



Legislative Background (Bill C-14)

Bill C-14

Government of Canada

Department of Justice Glossary of terms

Department of Justice FAQs



Government of Ontario English

Government of Ontario French

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Centre for Effective Practice

Bill 84 Proposed Provincial Legislation (Royal Assent May 10, 2017) The new legislation enhances legal protection for health care providers, patients and organizations in addition to clarifying the coroner role.

Care Coordination Service The MOHLTC established a care coordination service on May 31, 2017. In addition to accessing information about MAiD, patients and clinicians can access information/supports for other end-of-life options, such as hospice and palliative care. The care coordination service can also assist patient and care providers with a connection to a MD or NP that can provide MAiD.  

MOHLTC MAiD Stakeholder Presentations

PDF Files: PDF icon MAID - Week of August 22 2016.pdf, PDF icon MAID - Week of August 1, 2016 - Presentation.pdf, PDF icon MAID - Week of July 18 - Presentation For Distribution.pdf, PDF icon MAID Webinar Deck For Distribution June 24, 2016 FINAL.PDF, PDF icon MAID - June 6 - stakeholder presentation - FINAL.PDF