A Private Committee is the term we use when someone other than the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) is appointed, under the Patients Property Act, to manage the financial, business, legal affairs (Committee of Estate) and/or personal and health care decisions (Committee of Person) of someone who is no longer capable of looking after these matters. Most often Private Committees are family members or friends.

The PGT's Private Committee Services department (PCS) helps committees to understand their role and monitors the actions of committees by reviewing their accounts on a regular basis and undertaking investigations when concerns are reported.  Our Private Committee Handbook contains details of the roles and responsibilities of Private Committee once appointed, and gives guidelines as to how to exercise these as Committee.

PCS operates out of our Greater Vancouver Office. Private Committee Review Officers are available to answer questions by telephone, fax, email or regular mail. We have a dedicated general inquiry number (604.660.1500) which you can call to have any questions answered or to speak with the Review Officer assigned to you. If you are calling from outside of the Lower Mainland, you can call the Enquiry BC toll-free line (1.800.663.7867) and ask to be transferred to the general inquiry line.

Reporting to the PGT is a statutory requirement for all Private Committees of Estate. In the past, many have found this process too detailed and cumbersome. We have developed a revised form of accounting (Account Submission Package) which we invite all Private Committees of Estate to use. We would also appreciate you forwarding your Feedback Form to us, along with the package in order that we may evaluate your opinion of the revised format. You may also call to have a package sent to you by mail or email.

Additional information is available in the following publications:


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Services to Adults

Greater Vancouver Regional Office
700-808 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
Ph: 604.775.1001 
Fax: 604.660.9498
Email: sta@trustee.bc.ca

Vancouver Island Regional Office
1215 Broad Street Victoria, BC V8W 2A4
Mailing: PO Box 9251, Victoria, BC  V8W 9J2
Ph: 250.356.8160
Fax: 250.356.7442
Email: sta@trustee.bc.ca

Interior-North Regional Office
1345 St. Paul Street Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2E2
Ph: 250.712.7576
Fax: 250.712.7578
Email: sta@trustee.bc.ca

Assessment and Investigation Services
Toll free Ph: 1.877.511.4111
Local Ph: 604.660.4507
Toll free Fax: 1.855.660.9479
Local Fax: 604.660.9479
Email: AIS-PDS@trustee.bc.ca

Health Care Decisions
Toll free Ph: 1.877.511.4111
Local Ph: 604.TDD660.4507
Toll free Fax: 1.855.660.9479
Local Fax: 604.660.9479
Email: AIS-PDS@trustee.bc.ca

Estate Liaison Services
700-808 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3L3
Ph: 604.775.0368
Fax: 604.775.0459

Private Committee Services
700-808 West Hastings Street Vancouver , BC V6C 3L3
Ph: 604.660.1500
Fax: 604.660.4456
Email: PCSAdmin@trustee.bc.ca

See Contact Us page for hours of service.