Learn about how BC Unclaimed is connecting with the advocate community to help get more money back into the hands of those who need it most.
BC Unclaimed's Executive Director, Sherry MacLennan is Not Your Average Law Job's latest Happy Lawyer
Read about Sherry’s passion and priorities for reuniting British Columbians with their unclaimed money.
Discover how BC Unclaimed values feedback and has been enhancing our services for holders of unclaimed funds.
In this blog post, we'll explain how BC Unclaimed deals with funds when the rightful owner has passed away, who can make a claim for the money, and what documentation is required to issue payment to the rightful owner’s estate.
The pilot will run until the end of February 2024 and aims to boost employee well-being, maintain or or improve service quality, and prioritize professional development.
In this blog post, we'll explore how BC Unclaimed's evidence requirements ensure a secure process, verify the rightful owner's identity and provide peace of mind to claimants.
Sherry MacLennan reflects on her first year as BC Unclaimed's Executive Director and her goals for the organization's future
Learn about the most common reasons money becomes unclaimed, how to claim your money, and the source of the largest claim in BC Unclaimed's twenty-year history.
Do you have unclaimed money you're unaware of? Listen to BC Unclaimed Executive Director Sherry MacLennan explain how to find unclaimed money that you don't know about on CTV Morning Live.
BC government proclaims May 15th as Unclaimed Property Day recognizing the BC Unclaimed Property Society’s 20th anniversary
The BC government has issued a proclamation designating May 15 as Unclaimed Property Day
Learn the latest unclaimed property stats from this article published May 3, 2023.
BC Unclaimed is currently looking for an experienced Administrator to join our team.
BC Unclaimed has appointed Kate Hammer, Vice President, Engagement, at Vancouver Foundation to its board of directors.
BC Unclaimed is celebrating our 20th anniversary and introducing a whole new look and feel for the organization.
Dormant accounts can be a costly administrative burden. BC Unclaimed has served as a “lost and found” for unclaimed money in B.C. since 2003.
Sherry MacLennan has joined BC Unclaimed as the not-for-profit’s new Executive Director.
After more than a decade as Executive Director of the BC Unclaimed Property Society, Alena Levitz has accepted a new position.
On January 1, 2022, New Brunswick became the fourth Canadian province to implement an unclaimed property program.
Retired primary school teacher Sue Wallace was reunited with funds from an old credit union account.
The government proposed to modernize the federal unclaimed assets regime and expand the scope of the program.
BC Unclaimed’s Executive Director presented to the NAUPA conference on BC’s unclaimed property program.
There is now approximately $149 million in unclaimed money from dormant accounts in British Columbia looking for a home.
There is now more than $164 million in forgotten funds in BC looking for the rightful owners.
Every year, a portion of dormant funds remitted to BC Unclaimed is transferred to Vancouver Foundation to be used for charitable purposes.
The Japanese government hosted the International Symposium on Utilizing Dormant Accounts for Social Issues.
It’s estimated more than $20 million was lost last year in phishing scams.
More than $159 million in unclaimed money is sitting in orphaned accounts in BC
Through BC Unclaimed, Lisa discovered a forgotten payroll cheque from UBC worth about $2500.
Last year, BC Unclaimed transferred $2.8 million to Vancouver Foundation to support community programs.
Over the last four years, the amount of unclaimed property sitting in dormant accounts in British Columbia has increased by more than 50%.
Today, approximately $140 million in unclaimed funds are searchable in BC Unclaimed’s database.
To date, only Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec have unclaimed property legislation.
Trevor O'Reilly discovered through BC Unclaimed that he had over $800 owing to him in vacation pay.
An account is deemed "unclaimed" after 6 months to 10 years, depending on the type.