Medical emergencies happen. Planning ahead can help make life's unexpected turns easier to handle. This section will help you do this.
In Alberta, it is recommended that everyone over the age of 18 prepare the following three documents: a will, enduring power of attorney and a personal directive.
They all serve different purposes. They are described in more detail throughout this section.
This section explains how you plan, discuss and document your wishes for the health care you want to receive now and in the future.
Choose someone you trust to help you make decisions.
If you want to donate your organs or tissue after you die, consult this section.
This is a legal document that gives another person the authority to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.
This important legal document outlines how you would like your property and possessions distributed after your death.
This workbook helps you identify what is most important to you about your health and personal care.
This toolkit supports community organizations in developing and facilitating initiatives to help community members plan ahead.
This directory contains additional resources on health, financial and estate planning useful to the public, community organizations and legal professionals.
Is your health on your mind?
Hi, my name is Shane. When a friend of mine had a heart attack during a soccer game, it got me thinking about what would happen if something like that happened to me. So I read up on the plans you're supposed to make when you get older, discussed things with my partner and recorded my wishes. It feels good getting my affairs in order.