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Advance Planning Clinics

Our staff lawyers and volunteer legal professionals can help eligible low-income older adults (55+) with drafting and executing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.  

For more information, please call our Seniors Abuse and Information Line at 604-437-1940 or Toll Free at 1-866-437-1940

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Age: 55+
  • Gross income: $40,000 + $10,000 per additional household member (e.g. $50,000 for 2, $60,000 for 3, and $70,000 for 4)
  • Asset test applied during booking

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

What are the documents?


Provides instructions for what happens to your body and everything you own when you die. It appoints someone (your "executor") who will follow those instructions. Think About:

  • Who can reliably follow your instructions on your Will?
  • Who do you want to leave what you own to?
  • What happens if the people you leave your belongings to or your executor die before you do?

Power of Attorney

Appoints someone you trust (your "Attorney") to manage your financial and legal matters in case you are unable to. Think About:

  • Who can you trust to manage your possessions/finances?
  • Are they a good record-keeper?
  • Who else can be your Attorney?

Representation Agreement

Appoints someone who represents you for health and some financial decisions (section 7) OR health and personal care matters (section 9)​. Think About:

  • Who understands and respects your values, wishes, and beliefs?
  • Can they be trusted to make important decisions for you?
  • Who else can be your representative?

Clinic Locations:

In partnership with local hosting agencies, our Advance Planning Clinics are available at several locations across BC by appointment: 

Chilliwack & District Seniors Resources Society

Every 4th Monday of the month by appointment.

Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Every 1st Friday of the month, by appointment.

Cariboo Friendship Society in Williams Lake

Mornings every 1st Wednesday of each month by appointment

Nanaimo Family Life Association

Every 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month by appointment.

This page was reviewed in March 2024.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)

SAIL is a confidential means for seniors to speak to a professional intake worker about issues that affect their well-being, receive information, or learn about our programs. Call 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free at 1-866-437-1940 weekdays 8am to 8pm. Language interpretation is available. 

Our Funders

Seniors First BC’s services are funded through our valued funders and donors.
Law Foundation
British Columbia


Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.

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