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 — choose your Substitute Decision Maker.

On the evening of April 16th, between 6 and 8 pm, take the opportunity to speak with your family, friends and loved ones about your values, wishes and what is most important to you.

ACP DAY 2020 – VIRTUAL EVENT

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 Gillespie (Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada) for a special virtual event at 4PM Eastern on April 16th.

During this hour long session, participants will learn about grief. Yvonne will share tips on how, even during physical distancing, we can 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙐𝙥 for ourselves and each other. You will also gain insight from Dr. Naheed DosaniBob Parke, and Maryse Bouvette, RN as they speak to the importance of leaning deeper into important conversations.

The chat will wrap up with a special acoustic performance of ‘Say’, a new Advance Care Planning conversation starter, featuring award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter, Tara Shannon. ⁣⁣

ZOOM Meeting ID: 784 180 271⁣⁣
ZOOM Direct URL: https://zoom.us/j/784180271⁣⁣

ACP DAY 2020 – CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

ACP Day 2020 Poster

SPEAK UP POSTER

Put up a poster at your clinic, community centre, or library to promote Advance Care Planning. This download is for the branded 2020 Speak Up version.

CO-BRANDING POSTER

Put up a poster at your clinic, community centre, or library to promote Advance Care Planning. This download is for a co-branded poster – simply add your own logo.

ACP DAY BROCHURE

An ACP Day 2020 brochure that provides suggestions on how people can start the conversation with family, friends and loved ones.

ACP DAY 2020 PRESS RELEASE

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

‘HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ME?’ GAME

Sit with your loved ones and play this card-based game. Ask any of the 10 questions in this not-so-trivial pursuit of clarifying your wishes and values for your future care.

WALLET CARD

In case of emergency, healthcare professionals will know how to reach your Substitute Decision Maker.

ACP BOOKMARK

A printable bookmark, great for sharing in waiting rooms or as handouts at events.

ACP STICKERS/BUTTON

The ACP Day 2020 stickers are designed to spark conversation with these statements: ‘Are you as substitute decision maker?’ and ‘Ask me about advance care planning’.

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.

ACP DAY SURVEY

Tell us about your ACP Day 2020 events and activities and help us identify ways we might improve our campaign efforts in the future.