In Ontario there are three kinds of Power of Attorney:
(a) A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property covers your financial affairs and allows the person you name to make decisions for you even if you become mentally incapable.
(b) A non-continuing Power of Attorney for Property covers your financial affairs but can’t be used if you become mentally incapable. You might give this Power of Attorney, for example, if you need someone to look after your financial transactions while you’re away from home for an extended period of time.
(c) A Power of Attorney for Personal Care covers your personal decisions, such as housing and health care.