The Speak Up Campaign is part of a larger initiative, Advance Care Planning in Canada: Development of a National Framework and Implementation.

This initiative is overseen by a National Advance Care Planning Task Group. The current members are:

  • Sharon Baxter, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Executive Director
  • Doris Barwich, B.C. Centre for Palliative Care
  • Maryse Bouvette, Bruyère Continuing Care, Nurse, ACP Expert
  • Earl Campbell, Earl G. Campbell Consulting
  • Claire Chapman, Alberta Health Services
  • Charlie Chen, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
  • Mahoganie Hines, Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group of Canada
  • Cari Borenko Hoffmann, Fraser Health Authority, British Columbia
  • Kim Jakeman, Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Melody Jobse, B.C. Centre for Palliative Care
  • Julia Johnston, Local Health Integration Network – Mississauga Halton
  • Alexandra Kushliak, Alberta Health Services
  • Kelly Masotti, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Kathie Paddock, Health Canada, End-of-Life Care Unit
  • Helena Sonea, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Tracy Sutton, Alberta Health Services
  • Tracy Lynn Wityk Martin, Palliative and End of Life Care team, Alberta Health Services

Staff 

  • Laurel Gillespie, Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • Ryley Garagan, Communications Officer, Advance Care Planning in Canada, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

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.

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