Speak Up

Speak Up Campaign

Speak Up Ontario, a partnership between Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), began in February 2012. The Ontario Speak Up Campaign is coordinated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and provides education and Ontario- based tools and resources that comply with Ontario laws.

About this Workbook

The Ontario Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice adapted the original version of the National Speak Up Workbook to create an Ontario edition and supported the work until the spring of 2013. The responsibility then moved to Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) where it is led by a dedicated group of Health Care Consent (HCC) Advance Care Planning (ACP) expert leaders through a HCC ACP Community of Practice. The second edition, the 2018 version of the Ontario workbook, is intended for everyone at any age who is ready to start advance care planning conversations.

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CHPCA and HPCO appreciate and thank their funding partners:

  • The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation (CHPCA)
  • The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (HPCO)

For more information about Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning in Ontario, please visit: www.speakupontario.ca or contact:

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
2 Carlton Street, Suite 808, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3
T: 416.304.1477 or 1.800.349.3111