You are already involved in helping people to think about their future, so why not take it one step further?

As Lawyers, Financial planners and Estate planners you are already helping people to plan for their futures.  Advance Care Planning is part of preparing for the future when they may not be able to make their own health care decisions.

Resources for You

Power of Attorney 101 – A quick summary of Powers of Attorney for Personal Care & Property

SDM Conversation Starters – Getting started is often the hardest part. Use these opening lines to help your clients identify the SDM(s) that right for them.

ACP Conversation StartersTry one of these opening lines to help your clients start their conversations.

For additional Ontario-specific resources visit

Ontario Toolkit

Repository of Best Practice Resources

Resources for your clients

Why not share resources with your clients that they can take home and review on their own time.

Substitute Decision-Making Brochure

Speak Up Workbook 

Online interactive version here

Power of Attorney for Personal Care Brochure

Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet



Conversations Worksheet


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Once someone has identified their SDM(s) they can fill out a wallet card. It is a great way to keep this information with them at all times.


Other Helpful Resources

There are lots of great resources out there designed to support you. Just be sure you are accessing resources that apply in Ontario as the laws across Canada are different.

Ministry of Attorney General

Power of Attorney Kit

Provincial Reports & Other Documents

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship – March 2017 Law Commission Report

Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Practice Tools: The Challenge to Getting this Right – Dec 2016 Law Commission Report