This fact sheet explains how to become a child's guardian. Anyone who wants to become a guardian can apply, including a parent who isn't a guardian or anyone else (relative or non-relative).
The fact sheet includes:
- links to the step-by-step guides on the Family Law in BC website that you can use to help you with the application process, and
- links to additional forms that you need to fill out.
It also contains information about the Extended Family Program, which may be a better option for people who want to temporarily look after relatives' or friends' child because the Ministry of Children and Family Development is involved with the family.