Click to watch new videos available on the Nidus YouTube channel
- Getting Started – Navigating the Nidus website – this will help you know where to find legal forms and information related to your situation.
- Planning for Health and Personal Care
- Planning for Financial and Legal Affairs
- Review of BC Government My Voice Booklet
- Review of BC Government Representation Agreement forms.
Watch for future videos on Planning for End-of-Life; Expressing Wishes – That Don’t Backfire; Features of the Personal Planning Registry and more.
Click to read our recent edition – December 2016
Nidus in the News!
CBC Radio Almanac Program, June 6/16 – Nidus Executive Director, Joanne Taylor was a guest along with the Executive Director of the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association on this call-in program hosted by Gloria Makarenko. Click link to hear podcast.
New fact sheets
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING
Nidus fact sheet on MAiD
ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY
Guide to Making and Registering an EPA .
General and Specific Authorities in an EPA.
ADULT GUARDIANSHIP / COMMITTEESHIP
Adult Guardianship in BC.
Grant to Nidus from Law Foundation for New Project
The Law Foundation of BC has given Nidus a one-time grant of $8,000.00 for our project on Public Legal Education Materials on New Ways to End Statutory Property Guardianship.
Statutory Property Guardianship is when the Public Guardian and Trustee (state official) takes over management of an adult’s financial and legal affairs. The Representation Agreement Section 7 is a legal alternative to adult guardianship and education on the RA7 will be part of the project, which runs from now to March 2017.
You can read more in our revised fact sheet on Adult Guardianship in BC.
If you want to help with promotion of education materials or you know someone who wants to be discharged from statutory guardianship, email us email@example.com
Many thanks to Community Legal Assistance Society for bringing this issue to our attention and supporting our application. CLAS will be a resource to Nidus on this project. Hugh McLellan of McLellan Herbert is supervising lawyer for the project.
Click to see some of the organizations and projects that receive ongoing funding from the Law Foundation.
New section on End-of-Life Planning on Nidus website
See the new section on End-of-Life under the Information tab in the blue menu bar (see at top of this page). Click on Information and select from the drop-down menu.
Under End-of-Life, you will find information on Organ/Body Donation and Medical Assistance in Dying. We will be adding more details over time.
What type of Representation Agreement do I need?
Find out how to get started!
This handout explains which legal documents are available if you are planning for the future. You can also learn about the Representation Agreement Section 7 for adults whose capability is in question today. The focus of this handout is on seniors and boomers.