How to Become a Child's Guardian

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.

The Provincial Court rules changed in May 2021. Please note, links and forms in the French version may be out of date.