Guardianship & Trusteeship - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Guardianship & Trusteeship

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

We provide services to help all Albertans plan for the future and make the most of today if decision-making support is needed.

When someone dies and no one is willing or available to settle their affairs, we assist with burial and may help with the administration of the estate.

We work mostly with adults, but we also help manage funds for minors in special situations.

Equifax cybersecurity breach

We have been advised Equifax Inc. was the victim of a cybersecurity breach, where unauthorized access was gained to US and some Canadian customer personal information from May through July 2017. Please visit for more information.

The Maintenance Enforcement Program, Claims and Recoveries, and the Office of the Public Trustee utilize Equifax, but the databases used by these programs were not accessed.

As a precaution you may wish to contact your bank and any credit card companies and carefully monitor all accounts for unusual transactions. You can find more information about identity theft on this Service Alberta tip sheet (PDF, 315 KB).

OPGT move

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee has moved to the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General.

OPGT Webcasts

Decision Making Options under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA)
Join us for an 1.5 hour discussion the third week of March (date coming soon)

Find out more about upcoming webcasts and the services the OPGT provides.

Personal matters

Learn about guardianship of a child

Financial matters

Modified: 2017-09-11
PID: 14833

Contact this service

1-877-427-4525 (toll-free)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)