Information and Resources
For While You’re Alive
RAs can cover health care, personal care, financial and legal affairs. What’s right for you? What’s the difference between a Section 7 RA or Section 9 RA?
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Appoint those you trust to make decisions about your financial and legal affairs on your behalf, including in case of incapacity.
Disability Trusts (Inter Vivos)
Do you have a Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation? What types of trusts might you make, or can others make during their lifetime, with you as beneficiary?
End of Life (+Organ/MAID)
Our experience of end-of-life is changing—in part due to the aging of the population. Read more about the relevant issues here.
For After Death
Wills and E-Wills
Read about who can make a will in BC, information about remote signing, and more about electronic wills.
Settling an Estate (Probate)
Probate refers to the process by which a will is verified as “real” in BC through the courts. What is involved? What if the estate is very small?
Is joint ownership as easy as it sounds? What are some pitfalls you should consider?
What is a beneficiary designation? What are the benefits and some things to consider?
Disability Trusts (Testamentary)
A trust can be created upon death in a will; people may create a disability trust for their loved ones with disabilities in their wills.
Types of Planning Overview
What’s the difference between “Personal Planning” and “Estate Planning”? What are the benefits of planning versus keeping things informal?
Adult Guardianship and Committeeship
If an adult’s capability is in question, and they do not have legal arrangements—an EPA and/or RA—they are vulnerable to adult guardianship and committeeship.
Learn about how decision-making can be independent, interdependent (supported), and substitute.
Health Care Consent
What happens if you are incapable of consent? How can you choose who will speak on your behalf if you cannot? What happens if you don’t have a plan in place?
What types of care facilities in BC are affected by recent laws about care facility admission? Who can consent on behalf of an adult who is determined to be incapable?
Videos and Stories
Listen to real people’s stories, and watch videos about personal planning and other topics.
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