Last Updated: October 22, 2020

Advance Care Planning in Canada presents: A Pan-Canadian Framework

Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative updated the 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 document was re-released in January 2020 to include updated information.

The new framework is restructured to focus more on broadening partnerships, and promoting further collaboration among different jurisdictions (local, provincial/territorial, national) and systems (health, law, social services, life planning). Its development was funded by Health Canada as part of a $1.9 million project over three years to help people living in Canada prepare for their future health care needs.