Data & Statistics

Medical Assistance in Dying

Below you will find the most recent statistics on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Alberta. It represents cumulative data since June 17, 2016.

Current as of August 31, 2022

Since February 6, 2016, court orders made medically-assisted death possible.

Six deaths occurred between February 6, 2016 and June 17, 2016, when federal legislation removed the need to attain a court order prior to undergoing medical assistance in dying. Those six are not included in the totals below.

Total June 2016 - December 2016: 63
Total 2017: 205
Total 2018: 307
Total 2019: 377
Total 2020: 555
Total 2021: 594

Medical Assistance in Dying Activities

Zone Total Facility Community
South 235 155 80
Calgary 961 572 389
Central 306 191 115
Edmonton 929 507 422
North 191 127 64
TOTAL 2,622 1,552 1,070

*data is cumulative beginning June 17, 2016

Interim Reports on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

A series of interim reports are posted on the Government of Canada website that cover six month periods until permanent federal monitoring and reporting regulations were established in 2018 .