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Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning: Know Your Rights

Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication in which people express their wishes for their future health and/or personal care if they could not speak for themselves.

But what does advance care planning mean for Canadians from a legal perspective?

The results of a recent national poll commissioned by the Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative told us that while 12% of Canadians have spoken to their lawyer about their care wishes (up 7% from 2019), Canadians still lack understanding of the advance care planning process.

Karine Diedrich, Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada

Sandy Abley, JD, CFP, TEP, Financial Consultant,

Daniel Stober, Associate in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Group, Torkin Manes LLP


September 28th, 2021




  • Patients and their families
  • Caregivers

Key topics:

  • An overview of advance care planning and how it fits into the life planning model
  • Understanding your rights in the advance care planning process from a national and provincial/territorial perspective
  • The benefits of involving your lawyer in the advance care planning process

For more information and to register, click here.



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