Let’s get started together
You’ve come to the right place to start your conversation. Conversations are the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones.
Use the resources below to help you get started
I want to identify my Substitute Decision Maker
Identifying who will make health care decisions for you if you can’t is the first step of Advance Care Planning. This person (or people) is called your Substitute Decision Maker. These resources can help you understand who your Substitute Decision Maker is.
|Speak Up Workbook|
|Power of Attorney for Personal Care Brochure||Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet|
I want to have conversations with my Substitute Decision Maker and other loved ones
Now that you know who your Substitute Decision Maker is it’s time to start talking to them. But what do you talk about? Unfortunately you cannot predict what the future has in store for us but we sure can share our values, wishes and beliefs with our loved ones. Letting them know what is important to you, what you value, what you consider when making your own decisions is important information to share with your Substitute Decision Makers and others. Help them become the expert in YOU. These resources can help you with your conversations.
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
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