Health Care Treatment & Consent

Advance Directives

Advance Care Planning in Canada – or

Advance Directive Information Sheet
Directive préalable – Fiche d’information

What is an Advance Directive?

Government of Yukon Health and Social Services website  indicates that any person who is capable and at least 16 years old can make a directive. A directive must appoint a proxy and may set out your wishes for future health care. A proxy is someone that you trust and want to make your care decisions in the event you cannot make your own decisions. The advantage of making an advance directive is that you can appoint the person you want to play this role. This type of planning can assist your family at a time of great emotional stress and can reduce the potential for family disputes regarding the care you should receive.

In addition to advance directives, the Yukon also has developed a Resuscitation and Care form.  This form is not an advance directive because it does not appoint a proxy.  However, people can use this form to set out their wishes for care. Resuscitation and Care form 

Steps to Complete an Advance Directive

Step 1: Planning for your Future Healthcare Choices – Advance Directives Notes and Form for Completing an Advance Directive [369.62 KB 

Step 2: Planning for your Future Healthcare Choices – Advance Directives in the Yukon – Booklet[172.44 KB 

and Planning for your Future Healthcare Choices – Advance Directives in the Yukon – Brochure[119.17 KB 

Step 3: Making Health Care Decisions for a Loved One – The Role of a Substitute Decision-Maker[191.60 KB 

Step 4: Abbreviated Advance Directive [bilingual] 

Step 5: Card to complete once you have done an advance directive [58.19 KB 

Phone: 867-456-6800


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