Let’s get started together

You’ve come to the right place to start your conversation. Conversations are the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones.

I want to identify my Substitute Decision Maker(s)

Remember, your Substitute Decision Maker(s) or SDM(s) is the  person (or people) who will make healthcare decisions on your behalf when you can’t. Use the resources below to identify your SDM(s).

Substitute Decision-Making Brochure

Speak Up Workbook 

Online interactive version here

Power of Attorney for Personal Care Brochure

Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet

Still unsure?

Watch this short video to learn more about the hierarchy of Substitute Decision Makers in Ontario.

I want to start having conversations

Now that you know who your SDM(s) is ,it’s time to start talking to them. But what do you talk about?  Letting them know what is important to you, what you value, what you consider when making your own decisions is important information to share with your SDM(s) and other loved ones. Help them become the expert in YOU. These resources can help you with your conversations.

Conversations Worksheet

Speak Up Workbook 

Online interactive version here

Need some inspiration?

Hear from others about how they started their conversations.

Ready for more? Get yourself a wallet card.

Once you have identified your Substitute Decision Maker(s) or SDM(s), be sure to fill out a wallet card. It is a great way to keep this information with you at all times.