Public health emergency
Meetings with the public
The OPGT will not have face-to-face meetings with the public due to the public health emergency.
Meetings with represented adults
For emergencies only, the OPGT will meet face-to-face with OPGT-represented adults.
Other ways to contact us
Phone an OPGT office near you and ask about meeting by:
The OPGT works mostly with adults, but we also help manage funds for minors in special situations.
- can become the legal guardian or trustee – that is, public guardian or public trustee – of an adult who lacks the capacity to make decisions and no one else can help
- helps people who receive Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) manage their benefits - this is voluntary and for people who want help managing AISH benefits they already receive
- helps people who receive Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits (CPP-D) manage their benefits - a voluntary program, which if you join, you can cancel at any time
- protects the assets of minors where required by law or where a minor is beneficiary but there's no trustee named
- teaches about planning for the future in case of lost capacity due to injury or illness. There are tools available such as:
- helps families understand ways to manage another’s affairs with support from our office. This includes
- registers your international will, if you have or need one
- assists with burials and administers estates when someone has died and there’s no one else to do so
- investigates complaints people have about decisions made by court-appointed guardians and trustees, or agents appointed under a personal directive
- Annual report – Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
- Business plan – Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
- Decision-making options: Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act