Life is unpredictable. Injuries and illnesses happen. Planning for the future can go far in making life's unexpected turns easier to handle.
Planning for the future starts with reflection and conversation. Start thinking about your values and wishes for a life well lived and share them with the people who matter most.
This section will give you the tools to do health care, financial and estate planning.
To help you begin identifying your values and priorities with regards to health care, we encourage you to download the My Wishes Alberta Workbook.
If you are a member of a community organization looking to facilitate a workshop on any of these topics, we encourage you to download our Advance Care Planning Alberta Toolkit.
Advance care planning is how you plan, discuss and document your wishes for the health care you want to receive now and in the future.
Supported decision-making authorizes someone to help a capable adult make personal health care decisions.
An important thing to consider is whether you wish to be an organ and tissue donor. It is important to discuss this question in advance with close friends and family.
An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the authority to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.
A will is a document that outlines how you would like your property and possessions distributed after your death. It also allows you to name the person or persons who will represent your estate after your death and carry out your final wishes.
My Wishes Alberta is a workbook that provides reflection questions and space to journal your thoughts on your wishes for your future health care.
The Advance Care Planning Alberta Toolkit has the content, resources and marketing material to help you create a session that best suits your community.
See this directory for additional resources on health, financial and estate planning useful to the general 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.