Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Family Justice Matters, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Record Details
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Description & Services
Alternate Name OPGT
Description Responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public's interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual care funds, and dealing with dissolved corporations.  
Manages financial and/or personal affairs of persons who are mentally incapable where no one else is able to do so  
* makes medical treatment decisions for persons who are mentally incapable where no one else is able to do so  
* investigates allegations of serious harm against vulnerable adults  
* administers certain estates of persons who die without a will and without any family in Ontario  
* deals forfeited personal property not located in, on or under forfeited land  
* as the Accountant of the Superior Court of Justice retains all money, mortgages and securities paid into, or lodged with, the Court on behalf of minors and litigants  
* protects the public interest in charitable property  
* invests perpetual care funds of some cemeteries  
* free power of attorney kits -- contact local office or visit website  
* brochures available online
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility open to all
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Address & Map
Atrium on Bay
595 Bay Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 2M6
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Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Wheelchair Accessible
Office Phone 416-314-2800
Fax 416-326-1366
TTY Phone 416-314-2687
Toll Free Phone 1-800-366-0335
E-Mail attorneygeneral@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/
Other Details
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Subjects Adult protective services ; Charitable status ; Child protective services ; Estate administration ; Legal guardians ; Legal representatives ; Probate courts ; Protective services ; Public trustees ; Wills

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