The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages..

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Frailty and Older Adults, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy, Senior Friendly Hospitals, FASTlinks and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

The Kingston Council on Aging invites you to join an information session with Mark Handelman from 1-3pm on February 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion. You are encouraged to send your questions regarding Consent and Capacity in advance to This event is free for those who attended the October session and $15 for new registrants. Please see the pdf attached for the registration form.

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Cette page renferme un vaste éventail de ressources sur la Planification Préalable des Soins [PPS] et le Consentement aux Soins de Santé [CSS] qui sauront intéresser les fournisseurs de soins de santé de l’Ontario. Ces ressources sont normalement fondées sur des études de recherche, puis adoptées dans un cadre visant à aider les fournisseurs de soins de santé à guider leurs patients dans le processus de Planification Préalable des Soins.

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