The Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP) was created to respond to the need for a provincial resource for Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning practice utilizing an Ontario legal framework. Both national and provincial initiatives related to Advance Care Planning have contributed to help drive the work and activities by this group. Goals are reflective of an Ontario legal framework and reinforce the link between HCC & ACP to the public and health care providers.
A key link to the HCC ACP CoP is Speak-Up Ontario, which is a partnership between HPCO and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) which began in February 2012. This is the Ontario version of the National Speak-Up Campaign, which provides education and Ontario based tools and resources across the province.
This Community of Practice has been in existence since 2010 in various forms. The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange initially supported it until the spring of 2013. It continued its work after the funding from Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) ended, and later officially transitioned to Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) where it has been principally led by a dedicated group of HCC ACP expert leaders.
- To create opportunities to influence policy and system issues related to Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in an Ontario legal framework.
- To develop as an active and engaged community of practice advancing the goals as defined by its members.
- To create awareness and educational materials and opportunities about Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning within the Ontario legal framework.