Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate. Learn more >

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  • Experiencing Grief: A Fireside Chat with Yvonne & Laurel

    Our normal life, our routines, our working habits, the social connections – everything has changed. We are grieving for the world around us. So how can we 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙐𝙥 and empower ourselves in the midst of global grief? ⁣ ⁣ Join Yvonne Heath (Founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement) and Laurel […]

  • ACP Day 2020 – Find Out More

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    A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Planned April 16th marks National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada. Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking and talking about your wishes, values, and preferences for your future care in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. Decide who would speak for you […]

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Releases New Resources to Support the Legal Processes of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association released Living Well, Planning Well: resources to support the legal processes of Advance Care Planning in Canada. Every province and territory in Canada has laws to help protect the right to do Advance Care Planning (ACP) and choose a Substitute Decision […]

  • The 2019 updated National Framework for ACP is now released!

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) has released an updated National Framework for ACP. This new Framework includes an updated plan for implementation of ACP in Canada. The 2019 Pan-Canadian Framework builds on the legacy of the 2012 National Framework and its influence on new developments and accomplishments. The new […]

  • Listen to our Speak Up Podcast

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    Advance Care Planning in Canada started a new podcast which can be listened to on the Speak Up website, Spotify, and iTunes. The Speak Up Podcast invites guest speakers every episode to talk about various Advance Care Planning topics and share their experience. The first episode of the Speak Up Podcast is about the “what […]

  • ACPAnywhere Campaign – #ACPAnywhere

    Advance Care Planning conversations are not limited to Canada. These conversations can happen at any time, with anyone, anywhere in the world. Living in a digital age, it is even easier to have the conversation with people around the world, but very few do. Whether you have a grandparent living in Asia, a sister living […]

  • Advance Care Planning releases a video with Walter Gretzky and his family

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    The SpeakUp initiative  has released a video with Walter Gretzky and his family to promote advance care planning in Canada.  In this short video, we see a conversation between Walter Gretzky, his daughter Kim, and grandson Nathan. Walter talks about his experience with Advance Care Planning and how it helped his family members know about his […]

  • Health Canada funds a capacity building project on Advance Care Planning led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

    Health Canada funds a capacity building project on Advance Care Planning led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association May 10, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario). The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is proud to announce that the national ‘Speak Up’ Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative has received $1.9 million over three years for […]

  • A Better Connected and Supported Culture: Learnings from the ACP Stream of the 2018 Learning Institute

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    The 2018 CHPCA Learning Institute ran from June 14-16, 2018 in Ottawa. For the first time in the Learning Institute’s history, one of the streams of the institute was dedicated to ACP. The stream had a primary focus on partnership building, as suggested by the title: “ACP in Canada: Engaging in this Movement as Clinicians […]

  • Dying matters…

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    Dying Matters Week in the UK is May 14 – 21 2018 Now is the time for us all to stop and think about our futures. Death will come to us all one day. Talking about it will not make it happen sooner; it will just mean that we and our loved ones are more […]