Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee is part of the Family Justice Services Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario, Canada. The Office is 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.

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) helps to protect the rights and interests of mentally incapable adults who have no one else to act on their behalf. A range of services is mandated under the Substitute Decisions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act and the Rules of Civil Procedure. These services, which are provided through six locations across the province, are briefly described as follows:

  • Property and Personal Care Guardianship
  • Guardianship Investigations
  • Appointing Private Guardians of Property
  • Litigation Guardian Appointments

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-366-0335 (Toll-free), 416-314-2800(Local)

Visit the website here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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