What is Advance Care Planning?

 IT’S ABOUT CONVERSATIONS. IT’S ABOUT WISHES. IT’S HOW WE CARE FOR EACH OTHER.

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.

It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.

Learn about the five steps at Speak Up Ontario which meets with Ontario’s legal framework.