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The Public Curator listens to you (410 KB)
Your comments are extremely important to the Curateur public du Québec, because they provide an opportunity for services to be improved. With this in mind, the Curateur public guarantees rigorous, fair and transparent processing of your complaints.
Statement of services to citizens (607 KB)
We offer many different services reflecting the various types of protective supervision. They include protecting the rights of incapacitated persons under public protection, managing their property, supervising private protective supervision, maintaining registers of protective supervision, examining complaints, and investigating abuse of incapacitated persons.
The Curateur public: Role and Mission (2,69 MB)
This document provides information about the Curateur public, including its role and mission, the protection mandate, the institution of protective supervision, the tutorship council, the different types of public and private protective supervision, tutorship of a minor’s property, the reporting of suspected abuse, and the administration of patrimonies.
Protection of persons of full age
In case of incapacity: the protection mandate (528 KB)
You are sure to enjoy more peace of mind if you decide for yourself who will take care of you if you become incapacitated, rather than letting others decide for you once you are no longer able to do so. The Civil Code of Québec allows you to choose for yourself, using the protection mandate.
My protection mandate My Protection Mandate is for all adults who are of sound mind. It allows them to appoint a mandatary to ensure the protection of their person and the administration of their property in the event that illness or an accident deprives them of their faculties. It contains essential information on the choice of mandatary, the various clauses that may be included in the protection mandate and its homologation. This new edition features a completely revised form, designed to offer mandators a greater range of elements contributing to their protection. You can order a paper version of this publication from the Publications du Québec website .
A Close Relative or Friend Becomes Incapacitated — How Can You Protect Them? (344 KB)
When a loved one can no longer take care of themselves or manage their affairs due to illness, accident or age-related loss of autonomy, what can you do to help them?
You must, above all, consider the welfare and safety of the person who has become vulnerable.
The following explanations apply to anyone close to you who is starting to experience behavioural or health problems that are impeding their ability to make decisions and manage their affairs.
Public Protective Supervision in brief (1.00 MB)
Under the law, the need for protection exists when an incapacitated person must be assisted or represented in the exercise of their civil rights.This need may arise from the person’s isolation, the duration of their incapacity, the nature or state of the person’s affairs, etc.
The Tutor and Curator to a Person of Full Age (399 KB)
Curators and tutors to persons of full age must act in the interests of the person they represent. What are their obligations regarding protection of the person and management of their property? What are the roles of the tutorship council and the Curateur public?
Fees — Services provided to incapacitated persons under protective supervision (257 KB)
Under the Regulation respecting the application of the Public Curator Act, the Curateur public may charge fees for services associated with the protection of incapacitated persons represented by the Curateur public and administration of their property. You will find in this leaflet the complete list of fees for the current year. The document is available in electronic version only.
The Tutor to a Minor (861 KB)
Minor children (aged under 18) are not generally allowed to exercise their rights on their own. Except in specific circumstances, an adult has to look after them and represent
them. When is a tutor appointed and by whom? What are their responsibilities, and what is the role of the tutorship council?