This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

Their mission is to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. They envision a province in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are healthy and valued members of their diverse communities and are supported by equitable services and public policy.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people experience numerous issues as a result of discrimination and stigmas. Recent research has highlighted the significant issues impacting aging and end-of-life issues among this population, particularly when accessing health and social services. Specifically, one issue that continues to negatively impact LGBT people is discrimination from healthcare providers, where many LGBT people are asked inappropriate questions, mocked or treated poorly.

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life. Between 3% and 14% of older adults meet the criteria for a diagnosable anxiety disorder.

Parlons-en a conçu des ressources pour vous aider a integrer ce volet essential des soins a votre pratique familiale achalandee. L’occasiom de parler de planification prealable des soins se presennte lordqu’il y a un changement dans l’etat de sante d’un personne. Cela dit, la planification prealable des soins, c'est pour tout le monde.

This Speak Up poster is intended for Family Practice Physicians.  It explains that Advance Care Planning (ACP) opportunities often arise when there is a change in your patient’s health, but ACP is appropriate for everyone.


This one page handout provides an overview of the Advance Care Planning process in Ontario as well as the hierarchy of Substitute Decision Makers in the Health Care Consent Act, s.20.1.

This document is intended to summarize key differences in legislation surrounding Advance Care Planning across Canada.  It outlines the legal terms for the person appointed to be the desicion maker of an incapable person along with a listing of province specific terms for Advance Care Planning related legal forms.

This two sided, folded wallet card is designed to help people understand the process of Advance Care Planning in Ontario as well as provide a convenient way to keep your Substitute Decision Maker information easily available.

This website provides helpful information for older adults to help keep them safe from abuse; information for families and friends to help them identify abuse and for everyone to know what to do if abuse or neglect happens.