Our website highlights the latest news, updates, activities, and events regarding advance care planning across the advance care planning community in Canada. While providing these updates, we also provide a repository of resources and tools developed for professionals and patients/individuals to assist them in making the appropriate decision regarding their end of life care.

To promote our resources, information and best practices to our audience we provide monthly e-blasts, social media updates through our accounts on; Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, as well as our various partnerships with national, provincial/territorial, and community groups across Canada.

The ACP initiative involves a series of public education and awareness campaigns, support of community-based ACP programs, and promotion of ACP resources and guides.

Our current highlighted initiative activities;

Advance Care Planning National Framework 2019​

The SpeakUp initiative held upstream consultations, spring 2019, to update the National Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada Framework. It includes a plan for implementation and broadening collaboration among different jurisdictions (local, provincial/territorial, national) and systems. An updated version of this framework was re-released in January 2020 with updated information.

National Poll

ACP in Canada has commissioned a national poll in collaboration with Nanos (2019). The poll asked (n= 2,948) Canadian adults about their end of life care planning; what makes it easier to have a discussion? What makes it tough to make a plan? Results are available by jurisdiction. Download the national poll infographic.

New Resources

ACP in Canada is developing more resources for different audiences to help Canadians prepare for their future health care. A legal toolkit was recently released for lawyers and a public facing toolkit for families and patients to learn about their rights.Upcoming 2020, a long term care toolkit and a community care toolkit.

Public Awareness

ACP Canada runs an annual ACP Day campaign on April 16th, and is also developing additional campaigns to reach specific target groups and expand ACP outreach. Learn more about the ACP anywhere campaign.

Community-based ACP Programs

ACP initiative provides support to several community based programs in Canada. These programs identify and highlight evidence based community programs that facilitate ACP; to support the spread of community engagement initiatives. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about ACP activities.

The ‘Speak Up’ initiative website

The Speak Up website is full of information, resources, tools, and tips to help families and healthcare professionals feel comfortable and confident with starting and holding these conversations.