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''A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process Under the Patients Property Act'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 1, 2016, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/reports-and-publications/Documents/A%20Guide%20to%20the%20Certificate%20of%20Incapability%20Process%20under%20the%20Adult%20Guardianship%20Act. pdf.  
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''A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process Under the Patients Property Act'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 1, 2016, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/reports-and-publications/Documents/A%20Guide%20to%20the%20Certificate%20of%20Incapability%20Process%20under%20the%20Adult%20Guardianship%20Act. pdf. <br>
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''A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada'', Canadian Centre for Elder law, July 2011, online at http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/Practical_Guide_English_Rev_JULY_2011. pdf.   
 
''A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada'', Canadian Centre for Elder law, July 2011, online at http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/Practical_Guide_English_Rev_JULY_2011. pdf.   
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''Act on Abuse and Neglect: A Guide to Prevent and Respond'', Vancouver Coastal Health, online at http://www. vchreact. ca/attachments/react_manual_fn. pdf.  
 
''Act on Abuse and Neglect: A Guide to Prevent and Respond'', Vancouver Coastal Health, online at http://www. vchreact. ca/attachments/react_manual_fn. pdf.  
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''Adult Guardianship Update'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2007.  
 
''Adult Guardianship Update'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2007.  
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''Decision Tree: Assisting an Adult Who is Abused, Neglected or Self Neglecting'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 2015, online with accompanying videos at  
 
''Decision Tree: Assisting an Adult Who is Abused, Neglected or Self Neglecting'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 2015, online with accompanying videos at  
 
http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Decision%20Tree.pdf.
 
http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Decision%20Tree.pdf.
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''Elder and Guardianship Mediation Report'', Canadian Centre for Elder Law, 2012, online at  
 
''Elder and Guardianship Mediation Report'', Canadian Centre for Elder Law, 2012, online at  
 
http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/EGM_Report_Jan_30_2012. pdf.
 
http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/EGM_Report_Jan_30_2012. pdf.
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''Elder Mediation'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2012.  
 
''Elder Mediation'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2012.  
 
Note: there are a number of useful publications by searching ‘Elder Law’ on the CLEBC website.
 
Note: there are a number of useful publications by searching ‘Elder Law’ on the CLEBC website.
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''Enduring Powers of Attorney: Areas for Reform'', Western Canada Law Reform Agencies, 2008, online at https://lawreformcommission.sk.ca/EPA_final.pdf
 
''Enduring Powers of Attorney: Areas for Reform'', Western Canada Law Reform Agencies, 2008, online at https://lawreformcommission.sk.ca/EPA_final.pdf
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''How You Can Help: Option for Helping Adults Who Cannot Manage Financial and Legal Matters on Their Own'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at  
 
''How You Can Help: Option for Helping Adults Who Cannot Manage Financial and Legal Matters on Their Own'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at  
 
http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/How%20You%20Can%20Help. pdf.  
 
http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/How%20You%20Can%20Help. pdf.  
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''It’s Your Choice: Personal Planning Tools'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/STA/It's_Your_Choice-Personal_Planning_Tools. pdf.  
 
''It’s Your Choice: Personal Planning Tools'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/STA/It's_Your_Choice-Personal_Planning_Tools. pdf.  
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''Life Matters Too: Incapacity Planning with Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements'', Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2016.
 
''Life Matters Too: Incapacity Planning with Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements'', Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2016.
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''O’Brien’s Encyclopaedia of Forms'', 11th ed, V., c 34, 1988.  
 
''O’Brien’s Encyclopaedia of Forms'', 11th ed, V., c 34, 1988.  
 
This chapter is a good reference for examples of specific clauses one could include in a Power of Attorney document.  Copies are available at the Vancouver Public Library.
 
This chapter is a good reference for examples of specific clauses one could include in a Power of Attorney document.  Copies are available at the Vancouver Public Library.
 
 
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''Protecting Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at   
 
''Protecting Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at   
 
http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Protecting%20Adults%20from%20Abuse,%20Neglect%20and%20Self%20Neglect. pdf.
 
http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Protecting%20Adults%20from%20Abuse,%20Neglect%20and%20Self%20Neglect. pdf.
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''Protecting Vulnerable Adults: Recent Legislative Reform'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2014.  
 
''Protecting Vulnerable Adults: Recent Legislative Reform'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2014.  
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''Public Guardianship & Trustee Handbook'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015 (Cunningham et al.).
 
''Public Guardianship & Trustee Handbook'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015 (Cunningham et al.).
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''Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners Relating to Potential Undue Influence: A Guide'', BC Law Institute, October 2011, online at http://www. lawsociety. bc. ca/docs/practice/resources/guide-wills. pdf.
 
''Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners Relating to Potential Undue Influence: A Guide'', BC Law Institute, October 2011, online at http://www. lawsociety. bc. ca/docs/practice/resources/guide-wills. pdf.
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''Review of Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorney: Undertaken for the Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia'', A J McClean, 2002. Online at  
 
''Review of Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorney: Undertaken for the Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia'', A J McClean, 2002. Online at  
 
http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/pubdocs/bcdocs/351806/mcclean-report.pdf.  
 
http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/pubdocs/bcdocs/351806/mcclean-report.pdf.  
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''Services to Adults Assessment and Investigation Services'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, March 2015, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/Assessment%20And%20Investigation%20Services. pdf.  
 
''Services to Adults Assessment and Investigation Services'', Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, March 2015, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/Assessment%20And%20Investigation%20Services. pdf.  
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''Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2019 (Bogardus, Wetzel & Hamilton).  
 
''Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide'', Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2019 (Bogardus, Wetzel & Hamilton).  
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=== A. Resource Organizations ===
 
=== A. Resource Organizations ===
 
'''Seniors First BC (Formerly known as the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)'''
 
'''Seniors First BC (Formerly known as the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)'''
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#150-900 Howe Street
 
#150-900 Howe Street
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Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4
 
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4
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Telephone: 604-688-1927
 
Telephone: 604-688-1927
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'''Seniors Abuse and  
 
'''Seniors Abuse and  
 
Information Line (Confidential)'''  
 
Information Line (Confidential)'''  
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Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
 
Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
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Telephone: (604) 437-1940
 
Telephone: (604) 437-1940
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Fax: (604) 437-1929
 
Fax: (604) 437-1929
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Website: http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/  
 
Website: http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/  
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Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca  
 
Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca  
  
 
Seniors First BC is a provincial organization dedicated to providing legal information on issues related to older adults and the law, particularly issues involving abuse, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and consumer fraud.  Seniors First BC also staffs an Elder Law clinic that provides free legal services to older adults who would not otherwise be able to access justice due to low income or  
 
Seniors First BC is a provincial organization dedicated to providing legal information on issues related to older adults and the law, particularly issues involving abuse, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and consumer fraud.  Seniors First BC also staffs an Elder Law clinic that provides free legal services to older adults who would not otherwise be able to access justice due to low income or  
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'''Canadian Center for Elder Law (CCEL)'''
 
'''Canadian Center for Elder Law (CCEL)'''
 
Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
 
Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
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1822 East Mall
 
1822 East Mall
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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
 
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
  
 
Telephone: (604) 822-0142
 
Telephone: (604) 822-0142
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Fax: (604) 822-0144
 
Fax: (604) 822-0144
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Website: www. bcli. org/ccel  
 
Website: www. bcli. org/ccel  
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E-mail: ccels@bcli. org
 
E-mail: ccels@bcli. org
 
   
 
   
 
CCEL is a national non-profit organization that conducts legal research, law reform, outreach and public education on the law as it relates to older adults.  The CCEL has produced a number of practical tools and guidance for legal professionals, financial service providers, social workers, health care workers, caregivers, advocates, volunteers, and the public.   
 
CCEL is a national non-profit organization that conducts legal research, law reform, outreach and public education on the law as it relates to older adults.  The CCEL has produced a number of practical tools and guidance for legal professionals, financial service providers, social workers, health care workers, caregivers, advocates, volunteers, and the public.   
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'''BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRNs)'''
 
'''BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRNs)'''
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Website: www.bccrns.ca  
 
Website: www.bccrns.ca  
  
 
CRNs are located throughout BC.  They seek to increase community coordination in response to abuse and neglect, through a focus on community development, education, prevention, and advocacy.  They work to establish networks of community and government agencies, and local businesses to facilitate these goals.  
 
CRNs are located throughout BC.  They seek to increase community coordination in response to abuse and neglect, through a focus on community development, education, prevention, and advocacy.  They work to establish networks of community and government agencies, and local businesses to facilitate these goals.  
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'''Vancouver Coastal Health – ReAct Adult Protection Program (VCH ReAct)'''
 
'''Vancouver Coastal Health – ReAct Adult Protection Program (VCH ReAct)'''
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Corporate Office
 
Corporate Office
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11th Floor, 601 West Broadway
 
11th Floor, 601 West Broadway
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Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
 
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
  
 
Toll Free: 1-877-732-2899
 
Toll Free: 1-877-732-2899
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Telephone: (604) 904-6173
 
Telephone: (604) 904-6173
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Fax: (604) 904-6179
 
Fax: (604) 904-6179
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Website: www. vchreact.ca   
 
Website: www. vchreact.ca   
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E-mail: react@vch.ca
 
E-mail: react@vch.ca
 
 
 
Vancouver Coastal Health is a Designated Agency under the ''AGA''.  VCH React provides educational materials to help health care providers recognize and respond to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults.  Each health authority has a similar program.  The following contact and phone numbers are provided by the Public Guardian and Trustee website Assessment and Investigations page http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/services-to-adults/Pages/assessment-and-investigation-services. aspx  
 
Vancouver Coastal Health is a Designated Agency under the ''AGA''.  VCH React provides educational materials to help health care providers recognize and respond to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults.  Each health authority has a similar program.  The following contact and phone numbers are provided by the Public Guardian and Trustee website Assessment and Investigations page http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/services-to-adults/Pages/assessment-and-investigation-services. aspx  
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• '''Fraser Health''': 1-877-REACT-08 (1-877-732-2808); react@fraserhealth.ca <br>
 
• '''Fraser Health''': 1-877-REACT-08 (1-877-732-2808); react@fraserhealth.ca <br>
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• Central Island: 1-877-734-4101<br>
 
• Central Island: 1-877-734-4101<br>
 
• North Island: 1-866-928-4988
 
• North Island: 1-866-928-4988
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'''Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry'''
 
'''Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry'''
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1440 West 12th Avenue
 
1440 West 12th Avenue
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Vancouver BC V6H 1M8
 
Vancouver BC V6H 1M8
  
 
Telephone: (604) 408-7414
 
Telephone: (604) 408-7414
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Toll Free: 1-877-267-5552
 
Toll Free: 1-877-267-5552
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Fax: (604) 801-5506
 
Fax: (604) 801-5506
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Website: www.nidus.ca   
 
Website: www.nidus.ca   
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E-mail: info@nidus.ca
 
E-mail: info@nidus.ca
  
 
Nidus provides public legal education on personal planning and related matters, specializing in Representation Agreements.  They have made available on their website various factsheets and guides on personal planning matters, as well as self-help forms for creating Representation Agreements.  Nidus also operates a centralized registry for personal planning documents, which allows for secure, online storage of planning documents and the option to allow third parties like hospitals and financial institutions to search for your record.  
 
Nidus provides public legal education on personal planning and related matters, specializing in Representation Agreements.  They have made available on their website various factsheets and guides on personal planning matters, as well as self-help forms for creating Representation Agreements.  Nidus also operates a centralized registry for personal planning documents, which allows for secure, online storage of planning documents and the option to allow third parties like hospitals and financial institutions to search for your record.  
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'''Public Guardian and Trustee of BC'''
 
'''Public Guardian and Trustee of BC'''
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700 - 808 West Hastings Street
 
700 - 808 West Hastings Street
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Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
 
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
  
 
Telephone: (604) 660-4444
 
Telephone: (604) 660-4444
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Fax: (604) 660-0374
 
Fax: (604) 660-0374
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Website: www.trustee.bc.ca
 
Website: www.trustee.bc.ca
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E-mail: mail@trustee.bc.ca
 
E-mail: mail@trustee.bc.ca
 
   
 
   
 
The Public Guardian and Trustee produces publications on various aspects of adult guardianship as noted above.  The PGT can conduct investigations where there are concerns of financial abuse, neglect or self-neglect.  The PGT acts as a committee, when required, and may agree to act as an attorney.  The PGT may also make health care decisions as a Temporary Substitute Decision Maker.  The PGT remains bound by statutory law and is established under the ''Public Guardian and Trustee Act'', RSBC 1996, c 383 [''PGTA''].  
 
The Public Guardian and Trustee produces publications on various aspects of adult guardianship as noted above.  The PGT can conduct investigations where there are concerns of financial abuse, neglect or self-neglect.  The PGT acts as a committee, when required, and may agree to act as an attorney.  The PGT may also make health care decisions as a Temporary Substitute Decision Maker.  The PGT remains bound by statutory law and is established under the ''Public Guardian and Trustee Act'', RSBC 1996, c 383 [''PGTA''].  
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=== B. Designated Agencies ===
 
=== B. Designated Agencies ===
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'''Community Living BC'''
 
'''Community Living BC'''
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Phone: (604) 664-0101
 
Phone: (604) 664-0101
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Toll-Free: 1-877-660-2522
 
Toll-Free: 1-877-660-2522
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Website: www.communitylivingbc.ca
 
Website: www.communitylivingbc.ca
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'''Vancouver Coastal Health Authority'''
 
'''Vancouver Coastal Health Authority'''
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Phone: (604) 736-2033
 
Phone: (604) 736-2033
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Toll-Free: 1-866-884-0888
 
Toll-Free: 1-866-884-0888
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Website: http://www.vchreact.ca/
 
Website: http://www.vchreact.ca/
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Revision as of 16:00, 5 October 2020



A Guide to the Certificate of Incapability Process Under the Patients Property Act, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 1, 2016, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/reports-and-publications/Documents/A%20Guide%20to%20the%20Certificate%20of%20Incapability%20Process%20under%20the%20Adult%20Guardianship%20Act. pdf.


A Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law in Canada, Canadian Centre for Elder law, July 2011, online at http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/Practical_Guide_English_Rev_JULY_2011. pdf.


Act on Abuse and Neglect: A Guide to Prevent and Respond, Vancouver Coastal Health, online at http://www. vchreact. ca/attachments/react_manual_fn. pdf.


Adult Guardianship Update, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2007.


Decision Tree: Assisting an Adult Who is Abused, Neglected or Self Neglecting, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, May 2015, online with accompanying videos at http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Decision%20Tree.pdf.


Elder and Guardianship Mediation Report, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, 2012, online at http://www. bcli. org/sites/default/files/EGM_Report_Jan_30_2012. pdf.


Elder Mediation, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2012. Note: there are a number of useful publications by searching ‘Elder Law’ on the CLEBC website.


Enduring Powers of Attorney: Areas for Reform, Western Canada Law Reform Agencies, 2008, online at https://lawreformcommission.sk.ca/EPA_final.pdf


How You Can Help: Option for Helping Adults Who Cannot Manage Financial and Legal Matters on Their Own, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/How%20You%20Can%20Help. pdf.


It’s Your Choice: Personal Planning Tools, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/STA/It's_Your_Choice-Personal_Planning_Tools. pdf.


Life Matters Too: Incapacity Planning with Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2016.


O’Brien’s Encyclopaedia of Forms, 11th ed, V., c 34, 1988. This chapter is a good reference for examples of specific clauses one could include in a Power of Attorney document. Copies are available at the Vancouver Public Library.  

Protecting Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, December 2014, online at http://www.trustee.bc.ca/Documents/adult-guardianship/Protecting%20Adults%20from%20Abuse,%20Neglect%20and%20Self%20Neglect. pdf.


Protecting Vulnerable Adults: Recent Legislative Reform, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2014.


Public Guardianship & Trustee Handbook, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015 (Cunningham et al.).


Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners Relating to Potential Undue Influence: A Guide, BC Law Institute, October 2011, online at http://www. lawsociety. bc. ca/docs/practice/resources/guide-wills. pdf.


Review of Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorney: Undertaken for the Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia, A J McClean, 2002. Online at http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/pubdocs/bcdocs/351806/mcclean-report.pdf.


Services to Adults Assessment and Investigation Services, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC, March 2015, online at http://www. trustee. bc. ca/documents/adult-guardianship/Assessment%20And%20Investigation%20Services. pdf.


Wills Precedents: An Annotated Guide, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2019 (Bogardus, Wetzel & Hamilton).


A. Resource Organizations

Seniors First BC (Formerly known as the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)

  1. 150-900 Howe Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4

Telephone: 604-688-1927


Seniors Abuse and Information Line (Confidential)

Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940

Telephone: (604) 437-1940

Fax: (604) 437-1929

Website: http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/

Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca

Seniors First BC is a provincial organization dedicated to providing legal information on issues related to older adults and the law, particularly issues involving abuse, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and consumer fraud. Seniors First BC also staffs an Elder Law clinic that provides free legal services to older adults who would not otherwise be able to access justice due to low income or


Canadian Center for Elder Law (CCEL) Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

1822 East Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Telephone: (604) 822-0142

Fax: (604) 822-0144

Website: www. bcli. org/ccel

E-mail: ccels@bcli. org

CCEL is a national non-profit organization that conducts legal research, law reform, outreach and public education on the law as it relates to older adults. The CCEL has produced a number of practical tools and guidance for legal professionals, financial service providers, social workers, health care workers, caregivers, advocates, volunteers, and the public.



BC Association of Community Response Networks (BC CRNs)

Website: www.bccrns.ca

CRNs are located throughout BC. They seek to increase community coordination in response to abuse and neglect, through a focus on community development, education, prevention, and advocacy. They work to establish networks of community and government agencies, and local businesses to facilitate these goals.


Vancouver Coastal Health – ReAct Adult Protection Program (VCH ReAct)

Corporate Office

11th Floor, 601 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2

Toll Free: 1-877-732-2899

Telephone: (604) 904-6173

Fax: (604) 904-6179

Website: www. vchreact.ca

E-mail: react@vch.ca

Vancouver Coastal Health is a Designated Agency under the AGA. VCH React provides educational materials to help health care providers recognize and respond to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults. Each health authority has a similar program. The following contact and phone numbers are provided by the Public Guardian and Trustee website Assessment and Investigations page http://www.trustee.bc.ca/services/services-to-adults/Pages/assessment-and-investigation-services. aspx


Fraser Health: 1-877-REACT-08 (1-877-732-2808); react@fraserhealth.ca

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/adult-abuse-and-neglect/getting-help-for-adult-abuse-and-neglect#.W9vJ-GhKiUk

Interior Health: For direct community numbers visit https://www.interiorhealth.ca/FindUs/Pages/default.aspx

Northern Health: Prince George Adult Protection Line 250-565-7414

Vancouver Island Health Authority:
• South Island: 1-888-533-2273
• Central Island: 1-877-734-4101
• North Island: 1-866-928-4988


Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

1440 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver BC V6H 1M8

Telephone: (604) 408-7414

Toll Free: 1-877-267-5552

Fax: (604) 801-5506

Website: www.nidus.ca

E-mail: info@nidus.ca

Nidus provides public legal education on personal planning and related matters, specializing in Representation Agreements. They have made available on their website various factsheets and guides on personal planning matters, as well as self-help forms for creating Representation Agreements. Nidus also operates a centralized registry for personal planning documents, which allows for secure, online storage of planning documents and the option to allow third parties like hospitals and financial institutions to search for your record.


Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

700 - 808 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3

Telephone: (604) 660-4444

Fax: (604) 660-0374

Website: www.trustee.bc.ca

E-mail: mail@trustee.bc.ca

The Public Guardian and Trustee produces publications on various aspects of adult guardianship as noted above. The PGT can conduct investigations where there are concerns of financial abuse, neglect or self-neglect. The PGT acts as a committee, when required, and may agree to act as an attorney. The PGT may also make health care decisions as a Temporary Substitute Decision Maker. The PGT remains bound by statutory law and is established under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act, RSBC 1996, c 383 [PGTA].


B. Designated Agencies

In BC, anyone can make a report to a Designated Agency when there are concerns that an adult is experiencing abuse, neglect or self-neglect, and needs support or assistance to protect themselves. For more information about the statutory role of Designated Agencies and the Public Guardian and Trustee, refer to section VIII: Adult Abuse and Neglect, below.

The Designated Agencies for BC are: (see s 61 of the Adult Guardianship Act, RSBC 1996, c 6 [AGA], and the Designated Agencies Regulation, BC Reg 38/2007 [DAR])

Community Living BC

Phone: (604) 664-0101

Toll-Free: 1-877-660-2522

Website: www.communitylivingbc.ca


Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Phone: (604) 736-2033

Toll-Free: 1-866-884-0888

Website: http://www.vchreact.ca/


This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on June 21, 2019.
© Copyright 2020, The Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice Society.


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