A Representation Agreement is a legal document available to adults in British Columbia for personal planning. It allows you to authorize one or more personal supporters to be your representative to help you manage your affairs and, if necessary, to make decisions on your behalf in case of illness, injury, or disability.
A Representation Agreement is the only way you can appoint someone to assist you or to act on your behalf for health care and personal care matters. It can also cover routine financial affairs.
The Representation Agreement Act is the result of law reform initiated by citizens and community groups. The purposes of the Act are to: 1) provide a legal alternative to adult guardianship for adults who need help today, and 2) enable planning for the future.