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).
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.
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