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Guardianship and trusteeship

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Definition: The legal responsibility as assigned by a court to look after the interests and well-being of a child, or of someone who is not capable of looking after their own affairs. Guardianship involves responsibility for personal decisions (e.g. living arrangements, medical care); Trusteeship involves responsibility for financial affairs (e.g. property, money).
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Created by the BC Law Institute, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law is a national, non-profit body dedicated to exploring the particular legal issues which affect older Canadians through research, law reform, and education. CCEL has published plain language materials on these topics targeting health care practitionners, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

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