Call for contributors – Development of MAiD discussion paper

Call for contributors – Development of MAiD discussion paper

The CPA invites members to indicate their interest in joining a working group that will lead member consultation and develop a discussion paper on MAiD that examines issues such as decisional capacity, informed consent and appropriate safeguards in the context of available evidence.

Co-chaired by a representative from each of the Professional Standards and Practice Committee (PSP) and the Public Policy Committee (PPC), the group will include members with experience and knowledge in:

• Provision of MAiD in Canada
• Epidemiology and/or research in MAiD
• Health-care policy regarding MAiD
• Ethics

To apply, send a brief (250 words maximum) statement of interest and a recent copy of your CV to no later than Jun. 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Applications will be reviewed to create a small working group of up to eight members with a cross-section of expertise. Wherever possible, members will also reflect CPA demographics and geographic regions.

This is a complex issue with limited clinical consensus on what constitutes a grievous and irremediable medical condition when it comes to mental illness. Help CPA guide policy-makers and the profession by contributing to this important work.

Changes to the way that Parliament functions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have eliminated the likelihood that either a committee of MPs or senators will have the opportunity to review the draft MAiD legislation until at least September.

If you have questions or need more information, please email