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Personal Planning Month - October 2017

Nidus is again devoting our time and expertise to raising awareness about Representation Agreements and the concept of personal planning. We are using the month of October to provide special topics through our webinars and also offer some in-person presentations in the Metro-Vancouver area. We only do this once a year spread the word – this is a dynamic and evolving area of law and practice and one needs to keep in contact with Nidus for accurate and up-to-date information.



Various locations - see details below


Various locations - see details below


Nidus is holding Personal Planning Month in October for 2017. We have special topics available all over the province. This is held once per year – don’t miss it – they’re FREE!

Click for a complete list of PPM topics and locations on the website (most up-to-date list) – PPM2017

FREE Provincial Interactive Webinars with Q&A

Public libraries are hosting Nidus presentations – in various communities around BC. Each topic is offered twice – daytime and evening. These will not be recorded.

Click for poster listing all topics.

You can also host for your own groupfamily, colleagues, caregivers – or watch on your own at home or work. Click the date/time below to register. If you need to cancel, please use the link in your confirmation email as there are limits on space.

1. Essentials of a Basic Plan for Your Future (Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills)
Monday October 2nd: 1-2:30 pm OR
Tuesday, October 3rd: 7-8:30 pm

2. Demo of Making & Registering a Representation Agreement (to ensure you get the health care you need and don’t get treatments you do not want)
Tuesday, October 10th: 1-2:30 pm OR
Wednesday, October 11th: 7-8:30 pm

3. End-of-Life Matters (don’t get overwhelmed, find out what applies and what you need)
Monday, October 16th: 1-2:30 pm OR
Tuesday, October 17th: 7-8:30 pm

4. Are you named in a Representation Agreement or Enduring Power of Attorney? What is your role, your rights, your authority?
Monday, October 23rd: 1-2:30 pm OR
Tuesday, October 24th: 7-8:30 pm

5. FAQ on Wills & Estates (you can send your questions in advance to
Wednesday, October 25th: 7-8:30 pm, evening OR
Thursday, October 26th: 1-2:30 pm

FREE Metro-Vancouver in-person presentations

With the generous support of local seniors centres, neighbourhood houses and public libraries, Nidus-trained volunteers and staff are able to offer some in-person presentations in the Metro-Van area.

Click to see poster with locations, dates/times – MetroVan List

FREE Webinars for Professionals

Professionals need information and resources geared to their workplace role. Nidus is offering presentations for the following settings.

• Financial institutions, financial advisors/planners, estate planners

• Health care providers in community care and out-patient settings

• Staff in residential care

• Legal professionals – through Courthouse Libraries BC with lawyer Hugh McLellan

Interested professionals should email for details.

Some recent questions we’ve received from professionals:
How do I help my patients at the Spinal Unit to sign their Representation Agreements?
My client brought a Power of Attorney they made when living in Ontario, can they use it in BC and for what?
What disqualifies a person from making health care decisions for a ‘spouse”? Is there a time limit spouses have to be together? Does there have to be legal paperwork if they are separated?


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