Getting Started


This interactive workbook will help you complete an advance care plan that outlines your wishes about health care decisions in the event you are unable to do so. It uses five steps to help you consider what is important to you, help you document your beliefs and wishes, and help you develop the advance care plan that best suits you.

Feel free to move back and forth between the different sections. You can choose to answer or skip questions, and record your thoughts and wishes in each section.

If you want to save your workbook and come back to work on it, can click these “Save and Continue Later”. You’ll given a link that will sent to your e-mail address – you can use that link to return to your workbook at any time for the next 60 days.

Your advance care plan is ready when you feel you have recorded everything that’s important to you. You can print it, download it, or share it with others by e-mail.

In BC your advance care plan should consist of the following:

  • Conversations with family or friends and health care providers about your beliefs, values and wishes
  • A written record or video of your beliefs, values and wishes for future health care treatment
  • The names and contact information of Substitute Decision Maker(s) – the people who qualify to be on your temporary substitute decision maker list
  • Step 3 of this Workbook will explain more about this.

Learn More

What is Advance Care Planning?
Still have questions? – Advance Care Planning FAQ

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