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Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

The mandate of the PGT is to: protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 years; protect the legal, financial, personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons.​

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Protecting Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect

Describes what abuse, neglect and self-neglect are, what a designated agency can do, and how the community response network aims to provide a coordinated reponse to these complex problems.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Estate and Personal Trust Services Frequently Asked Questions

This factsheet answers common questions about what is involved in administering an estate or a personal trust. It covers such topics as finding the heirs of an estate, what happens when there is no will, dealing with ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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It's Your Choice: Personal Planning Tools

In BC, adults have a choice of legal personal planning options you can use to ensure your wishes are known and can be followed if the need arises. This booklet explains enduring powers of attorney, representation ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Private Committee Handbook

This handbook explains acting as a committee in details. It includes a sample court order and a "to do" list for new committees.
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Acting as Trustee for an Adult with a Disability

This is a general guide for people who are trustees of money or other property left in trust for an adult with a cognitive disability. It outlines the duties of a trustee.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Dollars and Sense: A Guide for Your Money

A guide to income tax, banking, investment, credit, contracts and big purchases, and the art of complaining. Provides PDFs of specific chapters.
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Your Child's Trust Fund: FAQ

A guide to answer key questions the PGT receives from parents, guardians and youth.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Consent to Health Care and the Role of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Explains what adults, families, and health care providers need to know about consent, and what happens when an adult is unable to give consent.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Information for Persons with Disabilities who are Beneficiaries of a Trust

Describes what a trust is, how a trustee decides when to provide a benefit, whether a trust impacts disability benefits, and confidentiality requirements of a trustee.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Options to Consider

Options to consider when an individual has difficulties managing their financial, legal or personal affairs
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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