Mere Mortals: "Advance Care Planning" with Connie Jorsvik

One of the things we never talk about is the one thing that we all have in common: we will all die. 

Yet we don’t treat death the way we treat other human developmental stages. Nobody wants to bring it up, we often fail to plan for it, and we may end up in crisis when it is looming. Our inspiring and engaging speakers have dedicated their lives and careers to talking about death and dying. They would love to tell you’re their stories, especially about how replacing fear and denial with openness and acceptance improves the quality of life that you are living.

Session 3: Empowered Choices with Advance Care Planning

Don’t let a stranger make personal decisions for you. Join Connie as she discusses how to make sure your wishes are fulfilled if you fall ill or pass away.

Most people don’t want to think about what will happen if they become ill or incapacitated. Who will take care of them? Who will speak for them and uphold their values and beliefs? Planning for the future can also become confusing with all the different conversations, terms, and documents. What are substitute decision makers, powers of attorney, and advance directives, and do you even need them?

Connie Jorsvikis the founder of Patient Pathways, a healthcare navigation and patient advocacy business.  She holds an international Patient Advocate Board Certification. She is the former National Advance Care Planning Coordinator for Dying with Dignity Canada. Connie is a local, provincial and national speaker on Empowering Patients and their caregivers, and on the vital need for Advance Care Planning for all adults of all ages.

Registration required in order to receive a Zoom invite. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Please note: This program will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.




Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults