The laws governing Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent vary across Canada, so it is important that Waterloo Wellington references Ontario-specific resources. Please take care when accessing resources to ensure they are aligned with the legal framework in your jurisdiction.


This Just in!

We have been busy in the community making change. Check out our Year 2 Infographic summarizing all of the great work. 

Check out our video covering the Hierarchy of Substitute Decision Makers. Learn who your Substitute Decision Maker is.

What are we using to educate and spread the word about Advance Care Planning? 

Find a sample of the resources we have been using when we are out in the community educating about Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent. Have questions? Feel free to connect with us!

Substitute Decision-Making Brochure

Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet
Sample Presentation Template
Power of Attorney for Personal Care Information Booklet

This resource is available free of charge from
Community Legal Education Ontario

Substitute Decision-Maker Wallet Card

To learn more about our wallet cards contact us.

Posters for your office 


Other helpful resources



Slide Decks & Webcasts

April 2017, Planning for your Health Care Future

April 2016, Substitute Decision Making & Health Care

Jane Meadus, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly – Presentation slides
Laurie Borland, Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee – Presentation slides
Michael Newman, Consent & Capacity Board – Presentation slides

September 2015 – Education Series with Judith Wahl

Acute Care session – Presentation slides & Webcast
Long Term Care session – Presentation slides
Primary Care session – Judith Wahl’s Presentation slides & WebcastDr. Jeff Myer’s Presentation slides & Webcast

Other Tip Sheets & Tools

Tip Sheets & Tools from the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

Advance Care Planning in Ontario – Summary

Tip Sheet #1  – Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent Basics

Tip Sheet #2 – Hierarchy of Substitute Decision MakersWho Assesses Capacity Under What Circumstances

Matters to consider when reviewing facility guidelines and policies

Ministry of Attorney General

Power of Attorney Kit

Provincial Community of Practice on Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent

Summary of Key Themes and Common Errors

Screening Guidelines for Reviewing Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning Materials

Conversation Templates developed by Drs. Jeff Myers & Nadia Incardona

General Public Conversation Primer & Guide

Clinician Conversation  Primer & Guide

National Institute for Care of the Elderly

Consent & Capacity Tool