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.
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 directive
- Supported decision-making
- Guardianship of an adult
- Specific decision-making
- Enduring power of attorney
- Informal trusteeship
- AISH benefits administration program
- CPP Disability benefits administration program
- Examination and approval of trustee’s accounts
- Assets of a minor
- Deceased persons’ estates
- International wills
Benefits available from child intervention class action
Albertans who were injured as children while under provincial guardianship between 1966 and 2008 may be eligible for Victims of Crime benefits.
January 11, 2016
Guardianship and Trusteeship offices merge
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and the Office of the Public Trustee (OPT) merged on April 1, 2014 to form the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT).
Contact this service
8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Your Personal and Financial Decisions Matter (PDF, 572.3 KB)