The Diana Pathway

The Diana Pathway is carrying the legacy of the first client Home Hospice Association supported when seeking medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

Diana was passionate about individuals being empowered to make decisions that reflected their personal values and preferences for individual healthcare when faced with a terminal illness.  

Meet Dan Steinwald; Diana's Husband and Chair of the Diana Pathway Pilot Team
Introducing The Diana Pathway Pilot Team

Merri-Lee Agar

“Being invited on Diana’s dying journey as her Death Doula has been one of the most meaningful and enriching experiences of my life. Bearing witness to her grace and her strength while embracing her death validated for me how important it is for us to have the choice to die with dignity.”

Tracey Robertson

"I did not have the honour of knowing Diana but have had the great honour of knowing and admiring her beloved Dan.  I am passionately committed to The Diana Pathway because I want Dan to be proud of the legacy he promised to his beautiful wife."

Morgan Poirier

"I am honoured to have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of Diana and am passionately advocating for individuals to fulfill their wishes regarding personal healthcare when faced with a terminal illness. As a Social Service Worker, I am committed to promoting self-advocacy and determination for everyone seeking support."

Leslie Shafran

"As a passionate advocate for individuals being empowered to make decisions that reflected their personal values and preferences for individual healthcare when faced with a terminal illness, Diana's journey is one I am committed to upholding. As a passionate MAiD coordinator/clinical social worker, I am honored to be enacting Diana's vision for MAiD clients to be in charge of their own dying journey and am passionately committed to supporting the creation of the Diana Pathway Death Doula Program”

  • January 2020 - successful launch of pilot focus groups

  • March 2020 - complete full on boarding of team

  • April 2020 - resource manual for Death Doula MAiD specific complete

  • May 2020 - Care plan and Care Plan documents complete

  • June 2020 - sub-team to work on MAiD & the LGBTTIQQ2S Community

  • June 2020 - plan to deliver care to first 5 clients launches

  • July 2020 - Death Doula training workshop registration open

  • September 2020 - conduct first Death Doula Training Workshop

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We require $24,000.00 to complete The Diana Pathway Pilot Project 

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