Advance Care Planning

Public Information Sessions

The Advance Care Planning program provides free information sessions to the public.

You can attend one of our monthly sessions, click on the following link for the most current schedule.

RQHR Advance Care Planning Public Sessions


Arrange a session for your community group

For more information call 306-766-5922.

Celebrate Advance Care Planning National Day, April 16, 2015

About Advance Care Planning


What is Advance Care Planning?

Video : What is Advance Care Planning?
Click here to watch a video that explains what advance care planning (living wills) is and why it’s important to have one. The video also shares testimonials from clients that have chosen to prepare an advance care plan.

Advance care planning is sometimes called a living will, advance directive, or health directive.

Advance Care Planning is the legal set of directions you develop for your medical care if you are too ill or injured to communicate or make decisions. The instructions and information in the plan would only be used to give direction for your treatment if you are not capable of speaking for yourself. (It’s your voice for when you are not capable of speaking for yourself)

An Advance Care Plan can be verbal or written. It is legal. You can complete this on your own, with the help of your family, your health care team or your legal advisor.

In Saskatchewan, an Advance Care Plan is legal and protected under the Health Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decision Makers Act, 1997.

All Saskatchewan residents who are 16 and older can complete an Advance Care Plan, and can change or revoke the plan at any time if mentally capable of doing so.

Health Care professionals will help a person complete the order form My Voice for Life Sustaining Treatment (MVLST). The MVLST will usually be completed on admission to a health care facility or by a health care professional in the community.

The RQHR My Voice Booklet has been developed for the public to use in completing their ownadvance care plan.


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When a person is unable to speak for themselves, a Proxy can speak on behalf of the person re their medical wishes.

A Proxy is appointed by the person when they have capacity. TheHealth Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decisions Makers Act, 1997 allows a person in Saskatchewan to legally appoint the person of their choice to be their health care decision maker when the person is unable to speak for themselves. The appointed Proxy makes health care decisions for a person, based on the person’s expressed wishes when they are unable to express themselves.

The Proxy must be over 18 years of age. The Proxy must be someone the person trusts to be responsible and able to respect the person’s opinions, values and wishes for their medical care.

Click here for a copy of the proxy form.

Advance Care Planning is taking care of your health care business.

THINK about your health care choices if you can no long speak for yourself.

TALK about medical options with your family, proxy and health care provider.

ACT by sharing your health care wishes with those closest to you.

The Advance Care Planning Program

The RQHR Advance Care Planning Support Team is available to provide education on advance care planning in RQHR to both staff and the community.

The office is located at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. You can phone at 306-766-5922 or by email at


Speak up campaign
Video on home page: A video about making decisions at the end of life

National Advance Care Planning Speak up You Tube Channel

Advance Care Planning Client Stories

Advance Care Planning Information Links

Click here for a list of links associated with Advance Care Planning.

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