Advance Care Planning Legal Terms by Province

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

Advanced Care Planning Document

Advance Care Planning

Designated Substitute Decision Maker

British Columbia

Standard Representation Agreement (s. 7)
Enhanced Representation Agreement (s. 9)

Representative

Alberta

Personal Directive

Agent

Saskatchewan

Health Care Directive

Proxy

Manitoba

Health Care Directive

Proxy

Ontario

Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Attorney

Quebec

Protection Mandate

Mandatary

New Brunswick

Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Donee/Attorney

Prince Edward Island

Health Care Directive

Proxy

Nova Scotia

Personal Directive

SDM

Newfoundland &

Labrador

Advanced Healthcare Directive

SDM

Yukon

Advanced Directive

SDM

North West

Territories

Personal Directive

Agent

Nunavut

None

None

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Dated April 2021