Speak Up Campaign

The Speak Up Campaign is part of a larger initiative – Advance Care Planning in Canada – and is overseen by a National Advance Care Planning Task Group comprised of individuals representing a spectrum of disciplines, including health care, law, ethics, research and national non-profit organizations.

National Advance Care Planning Day

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day for you and others to think about and share your wishes for future health care with others. If you’ve already made your advance care plan, April 16th is a great day to review it to make sure it still reflects your wishes.

Advance Care Planning in Canada Five Year Plan

The Advance Care Planning Task Group went through a planning process in spring 2013 to develop a 5-year plan. The plan includes goals, performance indicators and target audiences.

Read the Five Year Plan >

National Framework

The Advance Care Planning in Canada: A National Framework and Implementation Project was initiated in 2008. The long-term goal of the project is to raise the awareness of Canadians about the importance of advance care planning and to equip them with the tools they need to effectively engage in the process.

The secondary goal is to prepare professionals/health care providers with the tools they need so they can facilitate and engage in the process of advance care planning with their clients.

The Project has developed a National Framework to guide ACP program and policy planning and implementation. Read the National Framework >