The Bridge 4 You not-for-profit society was born out of the realization that a peer-to-peer resource like this did not exist. Now it does. We are a group of individuals who have been through MAiD with a loved one and have come together to be that bridge, to make the path leading up to MAiD and the grief following a little easier for you.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Bridge 4 You Team

Signy Novak

Founder

My dad chose to have MAiD July 25, 2018. I remember leading up to the day clearly hearing certain family members say, “I wish we could call someone who has been through this process.” I personally would have really liked to have spoken to someone when I was in that moment of uncertainty and nervousness, that moment when I realized the clock was ticking and my dad would soon leave us. To speak to someone about what it was like for them in that same moment, someone who could truly understand where I was at. I feel this would have been potentially very valuable to me and my family.

I began my journey back in 2019, connecting with healthcare professionals across Canada who were involved in MAiD trying to find out if such a resource existed. After much time and effort to make these connections, it became clear that I had identified a gap. It was unanimous amongst those I spoke to that this type of support is needed.

Robin Farr

Coordinator

In 2021, Robin’s dad chose MAiD and she supported him through the process, and then came to Bridge 4 You as a volunteer to offer support she found lacking leading up to her dad’s death. Robin provides peer support in addition to her coordinator role, which involves volunteer training and support, request tracking and documentation, and anything else required as the organization continues to evolve and grow.

Amy Tsai

In 2018, Amy’s dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and she supported her dad’s decision to receive MAiD. After going through the process, Amy was thrilled to join a community like Bridge 4 You providing peer support to those with similar experiences. She also brings her web design skills to help make improvements to the website, hoping to provide a better user experience for all users.

Jasmin Alexander

Social Media Coordinator

Jasmin’s motivation to volunteer is also personal. In April 2020, her mother took advantage of the medically assisted dying program in Switzerland.

She came to Bridge 4 You as a volunteer to offer support she found lacking leading up to and following her mother’s death. Jasmin provides peer support in addition to coordinating our social media efforts.

Alexandra Trasiewicz

Webmaster

Alex recently joined the Bridge 4 You Team to help develop the new site with Amy. She is proud to be part of this community and determined to help promote this important resource.
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