Planning for illness: legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario

Planning for illness: legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario

This guide provides general legal information about planning for illness and death for people with HIV in Ontario.

Author: ACCHO & HALCO Source: ACCHO & HALCO Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: 2012 Publication City: Toronto Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2017-08-21

This guide provides general legal information about planning for
illness and death for people with HIV in Ontario.

While it is recognized that HIV is a manageable chronic illness and that people living with HIV live long productive lives, the possibility of illness or death is a reality.

“Illness and death are uncomfortable topics, which people often avoid. However, we need to talk about illness and death, so that we can make plans for ourselves and our loved ones. Planning ahead can help to prevent potential financial and/or legal burdens if we become very ill or die.”

Topics in the booklet include: powers of attorney, wills, planning for your children, your home, benefits, resources, services and more.