About Us

Advance Care Planning Ontario is an initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

We aim to raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning and provide people with the tools and information to begin their own advance care planning.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario works closely with people  from healthcare, law, ethics and research who provide leadership and guidance for this initiative. 


  • Ontario has unique requirements with respect to advance care planning, substitute decision-making and health care consent because of our laws such as the Health Care Consent Act.
  • This website focuses on providing the general public, patients, and caregivers with information, tools, and resources specific to the Ontario legal context. 
  •  For Advance Care Planning information outside of Ontario, please visit the national advance care planning website: www.advancecareplanning.ca