Advance Care Planning Day Social Media Messages (English)

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• #SpeakUpOntario
• #ACPdayON2020

Key Messages for Ontario:

  1. Speak up! Discuss your wishes with your substitute decision maker. What you have to say is
    important! Learn more at
  2.  If you were seriously injured and couldn’t make your own healthcare decisions, do you know
    who would speak for you? Learn more at
  3. Life can change in an instant. There may be a time where you may not be able to make your
    own care decisions. It is important to prepare, in case this happens. Learn more at
  4. None of us know what tomorrow will bring. It is important to prepare for a time where you
    may no longer be able to make your own health and personal care decisions. Learn more at
  5. If you are not able to make your own health and personal care decisions, your substitute
    decision maker is responsible for making them on your behalf. Learn more at
  6. Did you know, by law, EVERYONE in Ontario has a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) – even if
    they haven’t chosen one. It is important for you to know who your SDM would be and share
    your wishes. For more information, go to:
  7. Not happy with your automatic substitute decision maker (SDM)? You can choose a different
    SDM by preparing a Power of Attorney for Personal Care and appointing someone to act in that
    role. For more information, go to:
  8. Prepare your substitute decision maker to make health and personal care decisions on your
    behalf by having conversations about your wishes, values and beliefs. Learn more at
  9. Advance care planning is about confirming your substitute decision maker and communicating
    your wishes to help them make decisions in the future if you couldn’t make them for
    yourself. Learn more at