Advance Care Planning Legal Terms by Province & Territory
Each province and territory in Canada uses different terms to describe documents and people who would speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself.
Here’s a list of some of the common terms used in each province and territory:
Province or Territory
Advanced Care Planning Document
Advance Care Planning
Designated Substitute Decision Maker
Prince Edward Island
* Note that the substitute decision maker is included in the Advance Care Planning document.
+ In Nunavut, there is no legislation for Advance Directives or the appointment of a substitute decision maker.