New booklet on planning for your future care

August 20, 2019

We’ve released a new printed booklet on Planning for Your Future. This title is for adults in British Columbia who want to plan for their future care. It covers arrangements you can put in place now, to prepare for a time when you’re unable to handle your own affairs. It explains your options for planning in four areas: health care and personal care, as well as financial affairs and legal matters. The information is current to May 2019.

“I was born with a gene that gives me a coin-flip’s chance of getting Huntington’s Disease. It’s a horrible, incurable affliction, and if I get it I frankly don’t want to suffer like my mom did. After consulting with both my family doctor and a lawyer, I’ve signed an advance directive saying: if I test positive for Huntington’s, I want certain things to happen — and not happen — in my end-of-life care. 

– Rory, Phillips Arm, BC

This publication covers planning options for people like Rory who are contemplating a specific condition. But everyone should plan, including the young and healthy. Our content prompts you to ask: what planning tools are the right fit in my unique circumstances?

This publication features:

  • New content. The booklet is current to May 2019.

  • Practical guidance. The information is easy to understand and practical. We’ve included tips, user stories, visuals, and step-by-step guidance to help you understand your options and take action in planning for your future.

  • Our fresh new look. This update features our new look for People’s Law School booklets, with a more readable font and layout.

The booklet accompanies the more in-depth planning content we’ve just introduced to our website.

The updated booklet is available now as a PDF download. If you wish to order multiple copies of the print booklet, you can do so from Crown Publications.

Many thanks to our legal reviewer Kevin Smith for reviewing this edition for legal accuracy.

We are grateful to work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, whose Peoples continue to live on and care for these lands.