National Advance Care Planning Day

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April 16th represents National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada.  It’s a day to encourage having essential conversations between individuals and family members about your wishes and values for your future health care.

What is advance care planning?

“Advance care planning is the process of thinking about what matters most to you and planning for your health and personal care if you ever get sick or injured and can’t speak for yourself.” – Advance Care Planning Canada

Watch: 5 steps of advance care planning by Advance Care Planning Canada

Download a copy of the 5 steps

Resources and guides to get you started to think about what you want and who would speak up for you if you couldn’t speak up for yourself:

Source:  Advance Care Planning Canada – visit their website for their full directory of resources and tools.



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