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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - London Office - Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee  
Phone Numbers: 519-660-3140
Toll-Free: 1-800-891-0504
Fax: Finance and Property Division: 519-660-3148 * Treatment Decisions: 519-439-2238
199 Dundas St, Suite 100
London, ON
N6A 1G4
Intersection: Richmond St and Dundas St
Location: London (Central)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible

Service Description: Helps to protect the rights and interests of mentally incapable adults who have no one else to act on their behalf in accordance with the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)

The Office is responsible for:
  • protecting mentally incapable people
  • protecting the public's interest in charities (including complaints about charities)
  • searching for heirs of estates administered by the office
  • investing perpetual care funds
  • dealing with dissolved corporations

Guardianship Investigation and Provision - Investigates situations in which an adult is alleged to be mentally incapable and suffering, or at risk of suffering, serious harm as a result * makes decisions (decision maker of last resort) about financial affairs, medical treatment and admission to long-term care for adults who are mentally incapable of doing so when there is no one else, such as a family member, willing and able to provide this service * appoints guardians and will serve as court-appointed representative in litigation cases

Power of Attorney - Kits are available that help you appoint the person you want to make decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself

Fees: Varies per service
Application: Call or visit website * no referral required * website provides information and kits online
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults 18 years and older, who appear to be mentally incapable or have been assessed as mentally incapable
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: Interpretation services available upon request
Area Served:
Southwestern Ontario  
See Also: Advance Care Planning
Advocacy and Social Action for People with Disabilities
Power of Attorney and Public Guardianship

This information was last completely updated on June 27, 2018

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