Our Vision, Mandate, and Values 


Rights, choices and security for all British Columbians.


The mandate of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) is to:

  • Protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 years;
  • Protect the legal, financial, personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making; and
  • Administer the estates of deceased and missing persons.


Seven major values underpin PGT work and are reflected in all aspects of PGT performance:

  • Integrity: We act in accordance with the highest ethical, legal and personal standards.
  • Client Centred Service: We constantly strive to provide quality service to our clients.
  • Openness: We demonstrate responsibility and transparency to clients, government and the public through annual statutory public reporting on all aspects of our performance.
  • Respect: We treat clients, family and friends in a courteous, respectful manner.
  • Teamwork: We work with one another and with service partners in striving for seamless service delivery.
  • Staff Support: We acknowledge staff as our greatest resource and recognize and appreciate their expertise, professionalism and commitment.
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to seek new and improved ways to deliver service and assist clients.