In specifically contemplating the Canadian MAiD experience to date, the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba believes there is a critical need for individuals and organizations to re-ignite a life-affirming approach to the care and wellbeing of all Canadians based in shared values of the dignity of the human person. There is a need to rally around a collective, intentional vision and action aimed at supporting the person in all dimensions—physical, social, psychological, emotional, spiritual—as a form of social justice.
They are calling this approach “Mission: Assistance in Living” (MAiL). MAiL is aimed at identifying, providing, improving and/or facilitating access to care and supports that advance the inherent dignity, security and fundamental equality of all persons— including persons with physical or mental illness, disability or older age, as well as persons experiencing poverty, homelessness, isolation or a lack of care and support —in order to live with dignity, to flourish, and fully participate in society on an equal basis with others. Together, we CAN make a difference. Click here to learn more or read the full document here.