Videos and Stories
Acting as a RA7 Representative
Donalda is one of Shane’s representatives in a Section 7 Representation Agreement. This video highlights Donalda’s experience in her role as a representative. Thank you to Community Living BC (CLBC) for funding the production of this video.
Acting as a RA7 Monitor & Alternate Representative
Kim is a monitor and Krista is an alternate representative in their niece’s Section 7 Representation Agreement. This video highlights their experience in supporting their niece to start a new life using the RA7. Thank you to CLBC for funding the production of this video.
CTV—a community sponsor of the Community Spirit Awards—made a video about the experience of a senior with dementia and how a Section 7 Representation Agreement improved her quality-of-life.
Mary had made an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) a few years ago naming one of her daughters as her attorney. When Mary’s daughter was no longer able to act as her attorney, Mary found herself in a difficult situation. Because of her dementia, Mary was unable to revoke her EPA or make a new one.
Gwen was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Unexpectedly, Gwen developed a rare allergic reaction to the medication prescribed before surgery and went into a deep coma. Her representative, Lori, had to speak for Gwen when she could not.
Sam had his medical procedure abruptly cancelled because no one with legal authority was available to consent, and the doctor determined that Sam could not. Sam’s family was unavailable. Sam’s friends and caregivers knew he was in pain and wanted to be sure he was able to get treatment.
Frances made one of the first Representation Agreements (RAs) in BC. She had no family and communicated in a non-traditional way. The RA allowed her to be helped by personal supporters–who worked with a larger group as a safety net–ensuring everyone was focused on Frances.
Heather Morrison talks about her experience as acting as representative on three Representation Agreements for friends, including her successful experiences using the Representation Agreements at hospitals and emergency departments.
Bob had never had a chance to try managing his finances or to learn how to — he was admitted to a facility as a teenager and was later moved to a ward. Bob wanted to move out and get married. A Representation Agreement gave his friends legal authority to help him leave institutional life.
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