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.

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

What’s new?

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).

Modified: 2017-04-10
PID: 14833

Contact this service

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

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

More on this topic

Your Personal and Financial Decisions Matter (PDF, 572.3 KB)