You are already involved in helping people to think about their future, so why not take it one step further?

As Lawyers, Financial planners and Estate planners you are already helping people to plan for their futures.  Advance Care Planning is part of preparing for the future when they may not be able to make their own health care decisions.


Use the resources below to help you talk about Advance Care Planning with your clients.

Resources for Professionals

Having resources at your fingertips is always a good thing.  Use these to help you in your professional roles.

Tip Sheets – these tips sheets are great if you are looking for more background information to get you comfortable with the topic.

Power of Attorney 101 – A quick summary of Powers of Attorney for Personal Care & Property

Summary of Advance Care Planning in Ontario

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

Tip Sheet #2 – Hierarchy of Substitute Decision Makers

Resources for your clients

Why not share resources with your clients that they can take home and review on their own time.

Substitute Decision-Making Brochure

Speak Up Workbook 

Online interactive version here

Power of Attorney for Personal Care Brochure

Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet


Conversations Worksheet


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Once someone has identified their Substitute Decision Maker they can  fill out a wallet card. It is a great way to keep this information with them at all times.


Other Helpful Resources

 There are lots of great resources out there designed to support you. Just be sure you are accessing resources that apply in Ontario as the laws across Canada are different.

Ministry of Attorney General

Power of Attorney Kit

Provincial Reports & Other Documents

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship – March 2017 Law Commission Report

Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Practice Tools: The Challenge to Getting this Right – Dec 2016 Law Commission Report