End of Life/Palliative Care Issues

Advance Care Planning Guide - Ontario Seniors Secretariat    

The government of Ontario has produced the Guide to Advance Care Planning as part of Ontario's Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. It provides valuable information for seniors on making choices about personal care including health care (treatment and services), food, living arrangements and housing, clothing, hygiene and safety.

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association    

The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.

Palliative Care Information - Health Canada    

Information on palliative and end-of-life care in Canada, including information on service delivery and the involvement of the federal government. You will also find links to publications that contain information on palliative and end-of-life care in Canada as well as other related resources.

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law    

A non-profit organization committed to enriching and informing the lives of older adults in their relationship with the law; to meet the increasing need for education and research in relation to legal issues of particular significance for older adults

Legal Information about End of Life Issues - Canadian Centre for Elder Law    

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults in their relationship to the law.

Power of Attorney and Living Wills - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General    

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on your behalf. The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee has a Power of Attorney Kit that will help you appoint the person you want to make decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.

Legal Matters, Human Rights and End of Life - Ontario Seniors' Secretariat    

Key legal information and links regarding rights and end of life.

Legal Matters, Human Rights and End of Life - Ontario Seniors' Secretariat (2)    

Key legal information and links regarding rights and end of life.

Palliative Care Information Sheet - Government of Canada    

Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with a life-threatening illness, usually at an advanced stage. This information sheet answers some of the questions seniors frequently ask about palliative care (sometimes called hospice care). It also suggests where seniorscan learn more about the services available.

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General    

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (“OPGT”) delivers a unique and diverse range of services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of certain private individuals and estates. It also plays an important role in helping to protect charitable property in Ontario. Operating within the Social Justice Programs and Policy Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General, the OPGT has approximately 400 staff located in six offices throughout Ontario. Services are provided by multi-disciplinary teams of dedicated staff with experience in the health care, social work and financial planning fields. They receive professional support from lawyers, accountants and investigators.