Below you will find the most recent statistics on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Alberta.
Data is broken up into two sections and updated as often as data is available provincially. Note: Both section one and section two are cumulative data since June 17, 2016.
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of the timely release of accurate information. That said, until regulations are made, a series of interim reports are posted on the Government of Canada website that cover six month periods until permanent federal monitoring and reporting is in place.
Current as of February 28, 2021
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
*data is cumulative beginning June 17, 2016
There have been 190 people who have not met the federal criteria across the province to receive medical assistance in dying.
Some ineligibility reasons include:
The most cited health conditions to date:
The average age of people receiving this service:
Number of patients transferred from faith-based or non-participating sites to either a participating facility (AHS) or to the patient’s home to receive medical assistance in dying: