Today, we are pleased to welcome Matthew Piamonte to the site for a guest post on Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Bill C-14.¬†Matthew is finishing his residency training in family medicine at Dalhousie’s Fredericton site. Born and raised in Ottawa, he joined Christian Horizons for a brief time during his undergraduate years at Ottawa University. Read More →

This image is the promotional movie poster. The title Penguin Bloom is in large font at the top. A blond middle-aged woman is smiling and looking out of the frame. She is wearing a white top and holding a black magpie bird. The background is a pale blue sky.

The movie Penguin Bloom is highly refreshing because it opens a window into the physical and emotional pain that is often associated with adjustment to disability […] Most importantly it shows each member of the family journeying through their own experience of grief related to disability and eventually coming out the other side, not wishing to die but learning to spread their wings and fly with reinvigorated passion for life. Read More →

The camera is behind Ray and shows him sitting in his wheelchair using his computer. A church service is on the screen. His Dynavox computer is attached to his wheelchair tray and the alphabet is visible on the screen. Ray has brown hair, and light skin.

“I was born with cerebral palsy which makes it challenging for me to speak or use my arms and legs. … It is difficult for me to express my thoughts and ideas to people who do not know me very well because many do not understand the way I talk or type. This takes patience and practice.” Read More →