It is important to acknowledge that our health can change without warning. You never know when someone will have to speak for you. In Ontario, there are specific laws about when and who can make health care decisions on your behalf, should you become mentally incapable of doing so. We encourage you to browse the resources available below and participate in the appropriate Advance Care Planning conversations. It can be difficult to have these conversations with your family or friends, but they prove to be helpful in the time need.

Here you will find everything you need to know about Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care Discussions, and Substitute Decision Makers.

Your Substitute Decision Maker must know what’s important to you – what quality of life means to you –  so they can step into your shoes and make future health care decisions that you would make for yourself if you could. It’s not about specific health care decisions, it’s about sharing an understanding of what values and wishes can inform future health care decisions.

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Other Resources:

Speak Up Ontario

Speak Up Ontario is part of a larger initiative called Advance Care Planning in Canada – overseen by a National Advance Care Planning Task Group comprised of individuals representing a spectrum of disciplines, including health care, law, ethics, research and national non-profit organizations.

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HPCO

Speak Up Ontario is an initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario.

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