Government of Alberta

Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General - Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Search Agency Service

Description
Provides decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal and / or financial decisions for themselves.

Service offers:

  • decision-making mechanisms for individuals who are unable to make personal and / or financial decisions for themselves
  • assistance to Albertans to plan for a time when they may no longer have the capacity to make decisions due to an illness or injury

The decision-making mechanisms are provided through the:

  • Personal Directives Act
  • Public Trustee Act
  • Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
  • Mental Health Act

Also acts for and administers the property of represented adults, minor children, and deceased persons when the Office is the most appropriate resource to provide support and protection.

Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • adults who are unable to make personal and / or financial decisions for themselves
  • and minors trusts
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • contact for general information or about decision-making options
  • find the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) office nearest you on website and phone to ask about meeting by Facetime, Skype, Texting, or videoconferencing
In-person visits suspended. The OPGT will not have face-to-face meetings with the public due to the public health emergency. For emergencies only, the OPGT will meet face-to-face with OPGT-represented adults.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-877-427-4525
Telephone
403-381-5648
Fax
403-381-5774
Web Site
http://www.alberta.ca/office-public-guardian-trustee.aspx
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - On major bus routeOther disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
March 25, 2019
Address
Professional Building; 740 4 Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM