A trustee under the Dependent Adults Act of Alberta handles some or all of the financial affairs of a dependent adult, depending on the terms of the trusteeship order. An individual cannot be appointed a trustee under the Dependent Adults Act unless the individual is a resident of Alberta. The Act’s prohibition of non-resident trustees creates significant practical difficulties if the only suitable or most suitable potential trustee is a non-resident or if an Alberta trustee is appointed and subsequently becomes a non-resident. Preventing willing and capable non-resident family members from becoming trustees undermines the philosophy of the Dependent Adults Act that family responsibility for dependent adults should be encouraged and facilitated as preferable to state control of people’s affairs. This report recommends that the current prohibition of non-resident trustees by the Dependent Adults Act should be partially relaxed so as to allow any Canadian resident to be a trustee, but not anyone who lives elsewhere. The report is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 is introductory. Chapter 2 surveys the statutes of other Canadian jurisdictions, outlines the courts’ approach to this issue, and discusses the legislative background of the Alberta prohibition. Whether reform is needed is examined in Chapter 3 and a new approach to this issue is discussed. Chapter 4 contains detailed recommendations for reform.