Living with Dignity is a citizen network based in Quebec, with no religious affiliation and no political affiliation, incorporated in Montreal on May 19, 2010 as a non-profit organization.
We believe that a human being possesses an inherent and inviolable dignity nothing can destroy.
We believe that a civilized and humane society carries the responsibility of protecting all of its citizens, beginning with those who are weakest and most vulnerable.
We believe that everyone should have access to compassionate care at the end of life, and we therefore reject euthanasia and assisted suicide as well as disproportionate treatment of patients.
We want to live in a province that holds as one of its highest value the protection and respect for its most vulnerable citizens.
We aim to promote the protection of the lives and inalienable dignity of persons made vulnerable by illness or age, by ensuring them compassionate support.
We call upon our fellow citizens to mobilize and pressure the governing bodies to improve existing palliative care, to ensure that all Quebec citizens end their lives naturally, surrounded by attention and affection.
We aim to…
Promote support for vulnerable people in all circumstances and at all stages of their lives.
Defend the dignity, equality, and the intrinsic value of the life of any person living with a disability, suffering from an acute or chronic illness, or in old age.
Promote access to quality palliative care for all in the setting that best meets the needs of the patient.
Promote public education on issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide; at the same time to counter both unduly burdensome and ineffective medical treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Promote a legislative and ethical framework favourable to the development of palliative care and opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
We invite people and organizations who share our vision to join us in forging in Quebec a common bond that will ensure the protection of vulnerable citizens and respect for the common good.
The Living with Dignity network requests your support and encourages you to sign the “Manifesto for a natural and dignified end-of- life and promotion of quality health care in Quebec”.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 438-931-1233