Every Year, April 16th Marks 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 Advance Care Planning Day, Canadians are encouraged to set aside time between 6-8 p.m. to talk openly with family, friends and loved ones. Tell them what would be most important to you in a health care emergency. Tell them what brings you joy. Above all, tell them about your values and wishes.

The Father Screening

Join us on April 16 to celebrate Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day in Canada.

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and Advance Care Planning in Canada, in partnership with Elevation Pictures, are pleased to offer a free online screening of the critically acclaimed film “The Father”.

The event is sold out but we thank everyone for taking part in this exciting event.

Facebook Q&A

On April 14 and 16, Advance Care Planning Experts will be on hand to take your questions on the ACP Facebook page.

The Lighter Side of ACP Conversations


April 14 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM ET
Yvonne Heath, speaker and author, ‘Love Your Life to Death”


ACP Conversations: Where to Start?

April 16 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET
Cari Borenko and Lauren Thomas from B.C.’s Fraser Health