Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has shared the following message:

Have you ever supported a family member, close friend, or acted as a substitute decision-maker for someone who received palliative care, or end of life care? Or, do you work in health care, academia, government, or another profession with knowledge or experience in issues during the last stages of life?

We want to hear from you!

Today, the Law Commission of Ontario launches a survey to hear about the experiences faced by all Ontarians when dealing with and navigating through the last stages of life.

This survey is being conducted by the LCO as part of our Improving the Last Stages of Life Project. The LCO is an independent organization that studies laws and makes recommendations to the government about how to make laws fairer, easier to use, and more effective.

The LCO will use your answers to help us understand how the law is working. This feedback helps us make recommendations for change in our final report to government.

The LCO is looking for your views on 6 important issues in the last stages of life:

– Health care consent in the last stages of life
– Advance care planning and goals of care discussions
– Care transitions and planned deaths at home
– Withdrawing and withholding treatment
-Caregiver and family needs
– Medical assistance in dying

The survey is now open and will close on March 31, 2018.

Here’s how you can participate:

More information about the LCO and our Last Stages of Life project is available at: You can also contact Ryan Fritsch, Project Lead, at 416-650-8232 or