Advance Care Planning is the process of considering and documenting your wishes for future health care – based on your own personal values, beliefs, and preferences – and appointing someone you trust to communicate those wishes on your behalf if you lose capacity to make decisions.
Imagine Advance Care Planning as an umbrella of planning documents that cover you in case of serious injury, illness, and end of life – and cover your loved ones in an emergency because they understand the decisions you would have made for yourself.
To help Canadians better understand the process of Advance Care Planning, we have developed three short videos to illustrate the importance of this task, and explain some of the terms.
Introduction to Advance Care Planning
Introduction to Advance Directives
Introduction to Substitute Decision-Makers
Each of these videos is available in French on our YouTube channel. Click here to view.
Download an Advance Care Planning Kit here.