In Ontario, there are 3 different types of powers of attorney that can be granted.
A non-continuing power of attorney for property is used in specific situations for a specific length of time (for example, when you’re out of the country). You outline the specific tasks your attorney can do on your behalf, and for how long.
A non-continuing power of attorney is automatically revoked if you become mentally incapacitated, so it’s not a substitute for a continuing power of attorney. Make sure you have a continuing power of attorney in place as well.
You may wish to speak with a lawyer who will ensure that any power of attorney made is legally valid and reflects your needs.