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Successes

Every day the BC Unclaimed Property Society works with individuals and companies to unite rightful owners with their money.

In 2003 the BC Unclaimed Property Society was created by Vancouver Foundation to administer the unclaimed property program for the Province of BC. Since then, we've been successful at reuniting individuals with forgotten money.

Here are a few recent examples of individuals being reunited with their forgotten property:

$514.48 - On September 15, 2009 we sent a letter to Gaetan regarding money from a former employer. On September 25, 2009 we sent him a cheque for $514.48. Gaetan said, "I was surprised to see how fast everything happened."

$1,556.11 - On September 2, 2009 we contacted Karl regarding money from a court case. On October 26, 2009 we sent him a cheque for $1,556.11. Karl said, "I was happy everyone helped me. Very happy!"

$856.70 - On October 26, 2009 Charles found his name on our database and contacted us. In December we sent him a cheque for $856.70 from a former employer. Charles said, "I am very happy with the prompt reply and payment of my unclaimed property after I submitted the necessary evidence required. I am very happy with the service I received."

$15,133.21 - On June 29, 2009 Alex found his relative's name on our database and he contacted us. On November 27, 2009 Alex and his siblings shared in their relative's estate valued at more than $45,000.00. Alex said, "Many thanks to your support for a 78-year-old whose thought processes are slowing down."

Significant Results: (April 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010):

Total money returned to people with unclaimed property: $5.2 million
Total number of properties reunited with owners: 2,908
Total number of properties received from companies and organizations: 38,941
Total money received from companies and organizations: $27.8 million
Total amount donated to Vancouver Foundation: $13 million