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April 16

This year’s theme for National Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day is “My ACP Team.” Talking with your Substitute Decision Maker is essential, but it’s also important to talk with others who will support you and your Substitute Decision Maker when you need healthcare, to help prevent potential conflict during a difficult time. Our annual “Speak Up” campaign ask Canadians this year: who is on your team, and what vision for your care do you want to share with them?

Our free downloadable resources are available to help you promote this important day. If you have a special request or questions about the campaign, please contact Chad Hammond at chammond@chpca.net.

Please feel free to link to our Youtube videos and resource library – and where possible, please use the #ACPDay2018 and #TeamSupport hashtags. Thank you!

If you require printed materials such as printed posters, workbooks, wallet cards, etc., please visit the CHPCA Marketplace.

For information about our campaign themes from previous years, please click here.

Campaign theme: My ACP Team

Posters – Put up a poster at your clinic, community centre, or library to promote advance care planning.

  1. ACP Day 2018 – Download the Speak Up version or Download a version with space for the logo of your organization.

Pamphlet – A good resource for people who want to start the conversation with their team.  

Wallet Card/Bookmark – Perfect for waiting rooms and as handouts at events.

Stickers/Buttons – Let everyone know you’ve made a plan!

Faith Letter – A letter that you can send to faith groups in your community. Use the template or customize it to come from you or your organization.

Blog – Planning your future healthcare takes teamwork – who’s on your team?

Email Template – Use this e-mail template to spread the word about advance care planning to members of your organization.

Social Networking Messages – Suggested Twitter/Facebook messages – don’t forget to use the #ACPDay2018 and #TeamSupport hashtags!

PowerPoint Presentation – An overview of the 5 Steps to advance care planning, ACP Day, and the resources available through Speak Up.

News Release – Use this release to send to your local media or as a guide to create your own custom release.

Web Button – For your website home page.

Workbooks – We have National and Provincial workbooks and guides, as well as a National Online Interactive workbook.

Conversation Starters – Great ways to get the conversation started.

Guide for Health Care Professionals – Our Just Ask card and Goals of Care booklet can help you have important conversations with patients and families.